Tofurky, “The Twilight Zone”, and Talent: A 2Shopper Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving to all! Today is the day when we reflect on everything we have and be grateful that we can experience it, from good health to good laughs. Whether you’re spending the holiday with family, friends, at work, or alone, there’s always some tradition that you engage in, even if it’s just the turkey-and-stuffing part. And after much hunting and threatening, we were able to gather some stories of the holiday traditions of our extended family here at 2Shopper. Some are interesting, some are downright weird, but all express the diversity and sense of community in our lives that Thanksgiving highlights for us. Enjoy!
Sharon, Content Management Assistant
In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, Sharon and her friends dedicate their holiday meal to those who aren’t as fortunate to have a family or parents to make holiday memories with. Doesn’t that just make you all warm inside?
Lisamarie, Shipping Coordinator
Lisa’s act this year includes a monkey. We’re already impressed.
Very unlike what you’d expect for Thanksgiving, Lisa and her family perform at the annual family talent show. From dancing to telling jokes, every family member is encouraged to participate, and then they all snack on… dill pickles with green onion dip… no joke.
Albert, Order Processing
Rather than prepare a Thanksgiving dinner, Albert and his family have a Thanksgiving luncheon. And unlike your traditional holiday meal, they mix his family’s Vietnamese and his brother-in-law’s European traditions, so spring rolls share the table with biscuits, fish sauce cozies up with cranberry sauce, and so on.
… where people eat dill pickles with green onion dip.
Besides preaching about the glory that is my mom’s homemade stuffing (which you probably gathered from a previous post about the blinding godliness of stuffing), my family sits around the boob tube to absorb as many episodes from “The Twilight Zone” marathon as our spongy brains can handle.
Leslie, Office Assistant/ Blogger
Leslie is trying a new tradition on for size: vegetarian holiday meals. This year, she will attempt to cook Tofurky alongside other traditional dishes. Please let us know how that disaster unfolds, Leslie!
So remember, folks : nothing is trivial because every detail enhances a memory. See? Even memory is something to be grateful for! And if you don’t have a photographic memory, be thankful for cameras! Or at least a pen and pad of paper. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!