If the title of this post made you wince a little and hold your stomach-you obviously had a great Thanksgiving! Hahaha My family and I did too. Although we didn't follow our normal tradition of me cooking and anyone in town dropping by to eat, it turned out fine. The day began a little unsettled-I don't think any of us knew what to do without me in the kitchen and the smells of food filling the house. We weren't to go to our friends house until around 5 pm, so we sat around and kind of...stared at each other. After we watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, we talked about what we were thankful for and everyone did their own thing. (The kids watched their videos without a time limit and we watched tv) So, our dinner was fabulous and I came home without having to put away leftovers and clean the kitchen. Pretty cool, but I'm sure I'll cook next year. I don't feel as thankful without that duty, I think.
So, here are a few little trivia bits to think of.
On Turkey Day, approximately 45 million turkeys will be consumed.
In 1924, most of the Macy's employees were first generation immigrants from Europe. They wanted to celebrate the American holiday with flair. They decided that Americans were really too boring, sitting around and eating, and they decided to bring in their traditions of big balloons and celebrations in market streets. This is how the parade began.
The parade was cancelled in 1941 and 1942 due to the second World War.
In 1958, the country had found themselves in a Helium Shortage and so the parade went on, however cranes carried the balloons for the city to see.
I will resume with some posts of quality when I return on Monday. This weekend is anyone's guess. :0)
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!