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2000:  Living Through History
2001:  Starting a Movement
2002:  Another Year, Another Rant
2003:  Forty Years Ago
2004:  Making a List, Checking It Twice
2005:  Oh, the Pressure!

2006: Doin' the Puppy Mash Again
2007: "A"!!
2008:  It's Not My Fault
2009:  Autumn in New York
2010:  "We Are All Around You"
2011:  Thanksgiving is Coming
2012: Square Peg, Round Hole

2013:  50 Years
Feeling Normal
2015  Getting Into the Holiday Spirit
2016: The Nut Tree
2017: Sex and Turkeys
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November 22, 2020

Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all of us thieves!


Stolen from Huffington Post






1. What did you do for Thanksgiving when you were a kid?
Had dinner with my grandparents and my godfather

2 .What’s your favorite family tradition?
See answer #6.  My favorite tradition when we had Thanksgiving at Walt's mother's condo at Lake Tahoe was playing charades after dinner.

3. What’s your favorite way to give back and help others?
I sponsor several children through Compassion, International.

4. Name one person who can make you laugh, even months later. Why?
Stephen Colbert

5. What is the funniest thing you remember about a Thanksgiving past?
Nobody liked being with my grandmother, who was exhausting.  My mother would go out to the kitchen to work on dinner, then I'd follow her...and eventually all four of us--mother, father, sister and me would all be in the kitchen trying to decide which one of us had to go back into the living room.

6. Do you have any unusual traditions, rituals or habits around Thanksgiving?
In the years where we had Thanksgiving at the condo at Lake Tahoe, we always played charades after dinner.

7. What time do you eat your Thanksgiving meal?
Regular dinner time, around 5:30 or 6.

8. Name one ancestor that you think about on Thanksgiving and tell us why.
My godfather, my grandfather's brother Fred, who came to every holiday dinner and always brought a 2 pound box of See's candies.  He smoked cigars and always told the same jokes.

9. Is there a family heirloom at the Thanksgiving table? What its story?
Not now but for many years, we had a simple paper turkey that we bought the first year we had Thanksgiving at Walt's mother's condo at Lake Tahoe.  We hauled that thing out every year until it finally fell apart.

10. What is your favorite part about Thanksgiving Day?

11. What is something that was done for you this year that makes you grateful this Thanksgiving?
Sandy, the man who runs the house where my mother lives, sends me periodic photos of her so I can see how she is doing.

12. What foods do you usually have for Thanksgiving?
A pretty traditional dinner:  turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie.

13. How has the celebration of Thanksgiving today changed from when you were little?
For one thing, I'm the only one still alive from my earliest Thanksgivings! (mother, father, grandparents and sister all gone)

14. If you could share Thanksgiving dinner today with one person in history who would it be? Why? (Note: it can be a relative)
Chief Massasoit, a Native American who was at the first Thanksgiving, to find out what it was really like (apparently women weren't included)

15. What is one wish you have for the next generation as they begin to establish their own Thanksgiving traditions
I look at my granddaughters and the closeness with their parents and with others in the family and I hope that as they grow into adults the closeness with the family remains important to them and that, given that we ever get past the coronavirus, they will enjoy their holidays and the traditions as much as they do now.



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