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How Did you Give Thanks?


Ms_Mamie_HouseThanksgiving is a time for family and friends, yet some people still don’t understand this concept. The family structure is not as solid and strong as it us to be, this is why some family members choose to be scattered and unappreciative in a time of giving thanks.

Children no longer make their way to their parents or grandparents home for thanksgiving. Long gone are the days of “over the mountains and through the woods to grandmothers house we go”. Some people don’t understand that “family is not only important but the backbone of our being“. Some of us don’t get that memo until it’s too late.

I “thank God” that my girlfriends family still and always embrace the concept of “family first’ and the importance of family dinners and Thanksgiving gatherings year after year. My conscious was even called into question as she reminded me of how we’d meet at her mom’s house every Sunday after church, break bread and shared meals.

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My girlfriend further reminded me, of the many Sundays I planted my feet firmly under her mother’s table for the macaroni and cheese, cornbread, yams and array of other soul food favorites. She said “yeah Tracy you could be blogging about Sunday dinners here, instead of all these restaurants you be going to every week”. I was so strongly convicted because she was RIGHT!! Her mom is known for preparing a meal at the drop of a hat and can fry fish like It’s nobody’s business.

This “friend of mine” was inherited because our families are friends and the love is genuine and this is where I spent my thanksgiving. Thankful and reminded that “their home is where my heart is and will always be” no matter how far I rome on this journey called life, because it is in their atmosphere of family, where I will always experience love, warmth, respect and positivity…and for that I’m thankful and grateful.

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70 thoughts on “How Did you Give Thanks?”

      1. Hope everyone had a nice thanksgiving.
        and did y’all really boycott black Friday? cause today is cyber Monday and these sales are tempting. 😛

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      2. Bobby that’s bullshit!!! Not one dime period!
        and that means from black Friday until January 8th
        And if you did buy something, please tell us it was from a black business? I’ll wait.

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      3. And if you did buy something, please tell us it was from a black business? I’ll wait.
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        TARGET #DONTJUDGEME – I got weak 😥

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      4. KneeGrows gone do what they wanna do REGARDLESS.
        Untill it directly EFFECTS them, they intend to talk the cause but abandon the effort. wow!

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      5. I purchased 1 thing on Thanksgiving nite. b4 black Friday, I still boycotted though
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        I think shopping on black Friday is a habit brought up in a lot of us, so when we’re faced with the issue of boycotting it’s hard to resist the urge, the tendency and the temptation. Esp. when you have all kinds of sales being THROWN at cha. But if you gon fall into temptation, at least buy black!

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      6. Truth be told, some folk do/and SAY one thing in public but something altogether different behind closed doors.
        But…..No judgments here one way or another.
        Hope everyone had a slammin Thanksgiving.

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      7. Truth be told, some folk do/and SAY one thing in public but something altogether different behind closed doors.
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        COSIGN!!!! LIVE YA WORD JUST DON’T TALK IT BECAUSE IT SEEMS RIGHT.

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      8. See I’m cheap, so this boycott is an excuse not to shop period!
        I will celebrate Kwanza and all my gifts will come from a black owned business. Yes Sir. 🙂

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  1. Nice……………..Tracy I assume we have to guess those delicious dishes and desert? You are such a trooper with how you lure us into conversation. 😛

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  2. Beautiful kitchen. love those granite counter tops.
    Tra you right folk don’t value family no more. they think we they get grown they can abandon their own. you ain’t neva lied. ya write up is the truth!

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  3. Tracy ah man this is awesome. nice tribute to a friend and ‘point check’ for those who snub their families. looks like you had a nice thanksgiving with good people.

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  4. Trace I need you to go back to ya peeps house for a pc.a pound cake for me.
    Ask ya friends moms if she would fry some fish for us. 🙂 I mean me……..thanks

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  5. Oh My does that food and those deserts look good.
    Tracy if me getting a write-up means you being my friend., I welcome the relationship 🙂

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  6. Tracy you’re such a tease why didn’t you name each dish?
    The deserts….pound cakes, cheesecake, banana pudding, sweet potato pies and something nutty.

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