This Week...Turkey and Traditions

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

This Week...Turkey and Traditions


What a week!  Today is Saturday but since there were football and basketball games yesterday (Friday) I kept thinking yesterday was Saturday. 

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition. Henry James



There was a lot of talk about tradition on Thanksgiving, which was fun. Larry’s family tradition involved homemade rolls with a wrapped coin in the center. It has now become one for our family and the children look forward to it!!! 

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Arthur M. Schlesinger



MInd you, we have to watch carefully as the youngest ones break open their rolls! We don’t want anyone to choke! 

Growing up in Texas, there was the longstanding tradition of the Texas-Texas A&M game which was played on Thanksgiving Day. 

 

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.

 Woody Allen



That ended in 2011 when A&M joined the SEC. It took me several years to recover. 

Traditions are interesting. We hold onto them often for no other reason other than “it’s a tradition!”  New ones enter our lives without us knowing it, and before you know it...a new tradition is born. 

 

Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.

  1. Somerset Maugham


Have a fun weekend making new traditions. 

Comments (34)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

When we were kids, the tradition was to go and freeze through the Thanksgiving football games and come home and eat dinner while still trying to feel for our feet

Nov 27, 2021 10:36 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I think the tradition of the homemade rolls with the wrapped coin is a great idea, and I can see how the kids would be excited about it.  However, if someone failed to get the message about the coin, it could easily be a quick way of losing  a tooth ...... LOL

Nov 27, 2021 12:50 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin so very true. Until finally someone asks us why we have this tradition and no one can provide an answer. 

Sham Reddy CRS I did, thank you!!!  I'm still recovering from all of the preparation. 

Nov 27, 2021 03:05 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kat Palmiotti I agree. When someone wants to take away one of our traditions, I get uncomfortable. 

Brian England we would watch over you!!! The kids break the roll open (as they should) and then they find the coin. One thing we have to do is make sure they don't open all of the rolls for the money. 

Nov 27, 2021 03:11 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michael Jacobs does that mean I'd have to seat you and Brian England at the children's table? !!!

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty I love that idea!!! And smart mom. 

Nov 27, 2021 03:14 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog it's been football and basketball all weekend. 

Grant Schneider that's wonderful!!!  We need to be able to adapt and welcome new traditions. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I have to agree. We hold onto them especially when we see so many things around us changing. 

 

Nov 27, 2021 03:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nina Hollander, Broker We once spent Thanksgiving at Disneyworld!!! Loved it!

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD nothing wrong with that!  It happens with families growing and children moving away. Mom enjoying football???

Nov 27, 2021 03:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I'm sorry to hear that...unless you don't care to watch it. But, I'll tell you the Ohio State -Michigan game was a good one!!!

Hi Roy Kelley Hope that you and Chef Dolores had a good Thanksgiving. 

Nov 27, 2021 03:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS Last night while we were having our leftovers, Larry and I both voiced that we liked it better than on Thanksgiving Day. 

Ed Silva oh I'm cold just thinking about it. 

Nov 27, 2021 03:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

George Souto I agree!!! That's why the kids get the rolls with the coins and the parents /adults stand there and watch while they break them open. 

Nov 27, 2021 03:23 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

"Tradition is the illusion of permanence."  I like that one, Kathy!

 

Nov 27, 2021 03:27 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Kathy Streib what a fun tradition.  This inquiring mind wants to know. You know I ask questions when I need more information.  What are the coins inside the roll wrapped with?

Nov 27, 2021 04:54 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Usually we spoend the holiday with family but this year we spent it with friends Kathy. We truly enjoyed it and I admit to missing my boys and Gbabies!

Nov 27, 2021 05:43 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy Streib 
It must be all those football games that have me confused on what day it is.  I almost didn't get Second Chance Saturday scheduled in time.  LOL 

Having a large family must be such a blessing because those traditions can go on for generations.

Our only Thanksgiving tradition was a big meal with whichever kids could be here. Sometimes my brother and his wife came and sometimes we had a few random orphan friends. Like so many others, we loved all the leftovers. Now that I'm an empty-nester I don't have any traditions. Each year seems a little different. Some other widowed friends and I went out to the Country Club for their Thanksgiving Feast this year. It was awesome but no leftovers. Ever since Thursday, I've been tempted to make a meal with all my favorite things anyway. I might still do it.  😊

Nov 28, 2021 04:50 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

It's always fun to read about the traditions that people have for Thanksgiving. I like the coin in the roll idea!

We made our annual cookies with the grandkids on Saturday...a total of over 200! Now they sit in canisters to season, along with some occasional taste-testing.

Jeff

Nov 28, 2021 04:56 PM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Guess how old this turkey is?  It is nine since it made it past "ate". :)

Nov 29, 2021 10:34 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I love Traditions and I am not happy when the directions I see lead to taking away traditions.... but that is just me, I need to do a non political tradition post next:) Stay Tuned, Endre

Nov 29, 2021 10:59 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

This week. Trying to finish up Thanksgiving left over. Clean out the frig and losen up a bit. Thanks.

Dec 02, 2021 11:55 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

All wild turkeys misteriously disappeared before Thanksgiving.  We got these guys here this year.

Dec 03, 2021 08:07 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

My dad was from Mississippi and there is a long tradition of a Thanksgiving weekend Mississippi State - Ole Miss game as well. It was fun to watch even though my dad went to neither school. He only had a 3rd grade education

Dec 04, 2021 09:17 AM