If you’re like me traditional holidays can sometimes feel like an obligation – the true meaning lost amidst crass commercialism and forced conviviality. Thanksgiving in Canada is only a week away on October 13th and in the United States it falls on November 27th.
Why not put thankfulness back into Thanksgiving by planning to record some favorite Thanksgiving memories along with the turkey and pumpkin pie. Arrange ahead to interview Mom or Dad, Grandma or Grandpa, or an ancient aunt who has so many wonderful stories to tell. Have a voice or video recorder handy and find a quiet part of the home were you can capture some wonderful memories of Thanksgivings past. Here are some questions to get you started.
- What was your most memorable Thanksgiving? Where was it? Who was there? What was happening?
- What do like most about Thanksgiving?
- How has Thanksgiving changed over the years?
- What does Thanksgiving mean to you?
- How was Thanksgiving celebrated when you were a child?
Make this Thanksgiving memorable by taking the time to unlock and record remembrances of Thanksgivings past.
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving memory? I’d love to hear from you.
Photo by Marlene