What do you remember about your Thanksgiving?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

I have to go back to growing up in Pennsylvania and remember going up to my parents cabin the night before Thanksgiving.  My parents own a restaurant for 38 years and only closed it on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year Day.  My mom would make sure that we all had food that we love on Thanksgiving, so the food was lots and all my family and grand kids talk about it to this day.

Here is a list of most the food we would have:  Turkey, Ham, Chicken, Mash Potatoes, Pennsylvania Dutch Potatoes fillings, Oyster filling, Hamburger filling, Stuffing, corn, broccoli, green beans, lots of Cauliflowers, cheese gravy, turkey gravy, fresh bread and rolls.

Then the pies:  cherry, apple, mince meat, pumpkin.

Time to eat was 1:00 and we all the food would be be made fresh and ready.  After we where all finish eating she would make us go for a long walk to pick tea-berries that my dad could make wine the following week.

I miss her so much but have learn the joy of cooking and sharing with others.

Happy Thanksgiving all!


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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon Will,

Sounds like fond memories.

Having been in the food industry for quite a few years it was my job to cook the Holiday meals.

Now it is down to two people and go to friends for dessert and coffee.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 23, 2016 11:41 AM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Raymond E. Camp,  always fond memories to have.  

Nov 23, 2016 12:13 PM #2
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 I am so hungry right now I wish Thanksgiving was now! Have a great one and you do have great memories. I too miss my mom!

Nov 23, 2016 03:31 PM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Will- reading your menu has made me hungry as well.  What I remember the most about our Thanksgivings were lots of friends and family, lots of food, including at least 5 different kinds of pies and playing some football in the front yard, then watching football. 

Nov 23, 2016 06:04 PM #4
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It has been a long time since I had that kind of Thanksgiving but I give thanks that even though it is gone it is alive in my memory bank.

Nov 23, 2016 06:36 PM #5
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

So that explains it all and where the 'IRON CHEF' came...  Very interesting! Very Interesting, Will Hamm. WOW! what a meal!! Now, how blessed is that?!? Hahahaha ~ Very blessed, I would say. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day for you and your family.

Nov 23, 2016 07:45 PM #6
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

Wishing all you Active Rain Faithfuls. Hope there are special moments that become memorable this Holiday.

Nov 23, 2016 09:28 PM #7
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Happy Thanksgiving Will!

Thanksgiving greetings

I hope that you and your loved ones have a very good weekend!

Nov 23, 2016 10:57 PM #8
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob Crane and thank you for stopping by,  enjoy your day!

Nov 24, 2016 08:03 AM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks so much, Will, for sharing some of your fond memories. 

Wonderful pies also come to mind for me. In the good old days, they used fresh coconut for the pies and cakes...wonderful.

Nov 24, 2016 05:40 PM #10
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