Too stuffed to shop


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Brianna Candino, Staff Reporter

We had yet again another four day weekend, but who’s complaining? This weekend we celebrated the holiday where a you can eat all they want and not be judged– Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the year and everything you’re thankful for. Most people associate it with the day before Black Friday. Thanksgiving is really about spending time with your family, showing what you’re grateful for, and following your family traditions. If you don’t have any, then this would be a time to make some of the people you love.

Not only is it a time of year for traditions and being grateful for what you have it is also a time to feast on the great food that is in front of you. Everyone brings a dish and spend a lot of time on making it just right. If you are the cook or baker of the family then this is your time to show your skills. The usual food at Thanksgiving is turkey, mash potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, plus much more. Sometimes at dinner, they have chicken fingers and french fries. Another great thing about Thanksgiving is the dessert, pies for days. There are so many different options for pies such as pumpkin, apple, blueberry, fudge, and many more. Pie can be served in many different ways, you can have whip cream or ice cream with it.

Traditions range from going black Friday shopping, watching a football game, or going to a certain family member’s house. Students from CGHS shared their Thanksgiving traditions and how they celebrate a time of giving, for example Elissa Johnson ‘18 goes black Friday shopping with her family every Thanksgiving night. She spends time with her family and gets to see her brother who is home from college. Besides talking about their traditions, CGHS students talked about what they’re thankful for. Most people say they are thankful for their family and friends, but sometimes there are unusual responses that sticks out. Two freshmen gave normal responses until Brian Catanzarite ‘21 said he was thankful for his family, friends, house, and his freedom. His classmate, Aiden Brolly ‘21, said he was thankful for his family, friends, house, and sports. Now theses are great things to be thankful for just that you don’t hear these most of the time. They both also commented on how they are not thankful for terrorism. The reason these would be called unusual since the usual would be just for family and friends. No one really shows what they are thankful for.

Thanksgiving is not just about the food and black Friday shopping. It is about being with your family, celebrating traditions, and being thankful. Whether your giving thanks for the smallest or biggest things hopefully you spent your break knowing you did it right.