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Let’s Talk Thanksgiving

Roasted Turkey. Buttermilk Biscuits. Mac and cheese. Mashed Potatoes. Green Bean Casserole. Cranberry Sauce. Pumpkin Pie. Sweet Potatoes topped off with Marshmallows. These classic dishes are undoubtedly the backbone of Thanksgiving and help bring together family and friends for unforgettable moments. Thanksgiving is a time to call upon the loved ones in life and enjoy […]

Roasted Turkey. Buttermilk Biscuits. Mac and cheese. Mashed Potatoes. Green Bean Casserole. Cranberry Sauce. Pumpkin Pie. Sweet Potatoes topped off with Marshmallows.

These classic dishes are undoubtedly the backbone of Thanksgiving and help bring together family and friends for unforgettable moments. Thanksgiving is a time to call upon the loved ones in life and enjoy each other’s time and presence with one another. The CB community has many students who have many traditions with the festive holiday.

Lacrosse star Lily Witry (‘20), shares her family’s customs and tells the Talon everything there is to know about their celebration.

“Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for family and the people around us. Being able to have family and be with them is the best thing ever given,” Lily says. “ I personally think thanksgiving is underrated because people overlook the values and gifts that family brings.”

Traditions within families make up the special day of thanks and the Witrys annually give back to the community as part of theirs.

“We go to Run to Feed the Hungry every year and my dad’s band plays at the race,” Lily says. Afterwards, it’s time to unwind and prepare for the most important time of the day: dinner. “My mom makes the best sweet potato casserole with marshmallows on top. It sounds gross, but it’s so good.”

Soccer prodigy Ruby Lazard (‘20) explains her family’s day of festivities and fun.

“Thanksgiving is that holiday where you get together with family and catch up on things you missed out,” she says. “Thanksgiving is like a family reunion, but better.”

The Lazards have a relaxed and cozy time together as they loosen up for the bountiful feast awaiting them. As far as the routine for the thankful day, Ruby and her family have some quality time that is well spent with each other.

“Every year we go to our grandparents house for a few hours. The kids play games while the adults eat food and watch football together. We take time to pray and walk around the neighborhood together.”

When it comes to the food being served, Ruby gets serious about her preferences.

“My grandma makes a delicious caramel pecan cake and it’s my favorite. We always have to have two hams considering the fact that my brother could eat a whole one by himself. We also have our usual pumpkin and apple pie.”

Thanksgiving is a timeless American tradition that brings together family and friends in celebration. Quality time spent with one another is appreciated and valued as family members and old friends come and go.

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