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This Thanksgiving, I had to pull out folding tables, buy more dishes, silverware, glasses and cloth napkins. Because of the added cost, my centerpieces and decorations suffered. I couldn't do everything.
The holidays are one occasion I get to channel the creativity of Martha Stewart, Betty Homemaker and the lessons of Mrs.
My family is simple, easy going and unpretentious. Truth is, they're, more at ease eating off paper plate buffet style than they are eating off fine china, but each major holiday I see the enjoyment on their faces as we gather around one of my beautifully set tables. It has become a tradition. They look forward to these occasions. They prefer the cloth napkins, now, and even the youngest recognizes the difference between a salad and dinner fork and knows how to set a proper table.
So, As long as it brings a smile to their faces, I'll keep adding new dishes and folding tables. They'll be no paper plates or buffet lines at our holiday celebrations, but I might need to send a note to Martha. "We're in a recession, how about lowering the prices, or haven't you heard."
It's these types of traditions that make memories and for which I am most grateful. I'd love to hear about your family traditions. Leave me a comment. Happy Thanksgiving!