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CHS Senior - Student Columnist
By Stephanie Madden

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Sharing holidays with our family

It is time to give thanks and I am so glad to have a “week off” for relaxation and such activities. It is business as usual in my household as I continue all of my busy activities and accomplishments. I learn new things every week, and this week has not been an exception. Among my many productive and new activities I have decided I may start a professional bowling team, although I am not the best, I am pretty good.

Before we can burn off the calories though, we have to eat our delicious feasts, and I have some neat ideas to make the holiday table even better. A great way to fill your feast with every kind of meat is the turducken. The

turducken is a turkey with a duck and chicken stuffed inside of it. It is a very compact way to introduce variety into your Thanksgiving meal.

Also, something I have wanted to try is origami napkins. The traditional napkins and place settings feel a bit restricting to me. I feel that a little origami turkey in front of my plate of turducken would really set a nice mood.

As well as eating, there is always lots of time for some nice family conversation around the dining table. Even if the extended family is not arriving for the holidays, everyone’s household can still be noisy and wild. Family dinner conversations are always so thrilling. They give us the great opportunity to share about our daily activities and maybe even how we feel about life. It is silly though to think we might share too much, because everyone in the family gets their fair share of time to ponder aloud at the table.

The holidays are always so much fun, because they give us something to look forward to aside from school and random activities during the weekend. I only wish I could fly my whole family over from Ireland for Thanksgiving, now that would be a good time.

I am so excited to eat plates full of food, of which I will not share the estimated calories we might gain over the break. I know what I am thankful for, but I will not share, because we are all just going to have to think of our own.


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