There’s the classic Thanksgiving dinner – turkey and the trimmings.
Then there other Thanksgiving holiday classics – the Macy’s Parade, Football in Detroit (and Dallas), the National Dog Show, Miracle on 34th Street. As a kid, in our neighborhood we used to play a “Turkey Bowl” – 3 or kids throwing a football.
We share with you some of our online classics – features that have become part of our Thanksgiving experience and are meaningful to us.
We hope you enjoy them as well as your holiday.
* Charles Kuralt on Thanksgiving In Prairie, Mississippi (You Tube/CBS News)
From You Tube – Originally from CBS News:Charles Kuralt tells the story of the homecoming of 9 children of Alex and Mary Chandler for parents’ 50th wedding anniversary and Thanksgiving in 1978. The family remembers the old sharecropper’s cabin and lifestyle. From humble beginnings, now all 9 children are college grads.Watch it and be thankful
* From NPR News: Here’s another Thanksgiving tradition, courtesy of NPR.Every year since 1971, NPR’s Susan Stamberg has managed to sneak on the air her mother-in-law’s recipe for cranberry relish. She’s sprinkled it into dialogue from movies, tricked celebrities into reading it and even had it put to music. The Thanksgiving tradition continues.
* Also from NPR: Getting ready for Thanksgiving and don’t know what to make ?For every Thanksgiving from 1993 until he left NPR a couple of years back, through the miracle of audio editing, Morning Edition host Bob Edwards would create an annual tradition that brought together the creme de la creme of cookery for a fantasy holiday feast. Here is celebrity chef potluck sampling from 2003 featuring Julia Child, Maida Heatter, Paul Prudhomme and Wolfgang Puck — and one would-be party crasher.This link includes a pair of recipes from the invited gourmet guests — and a link to the party crasher’s recipe