We do some “not so traditional” Thanksgiving things in my family, and I love them all. I mean, how many people do you know:

1. Eat Thanksgiving lunch outside?

2. Eat cold turkey and ham unless someone killed a pig hunting earlier in the day and you have a pig pickin’?

3. Eat their Thanksgiving meal off of a styrofoam plate while sitting on the ground?

4. Spend Thanksgiving with dozens of other families, some who they know and some they don’t?

5. Eat their meal in a location affectionately known as “The Swamp?”

6. Go watch deer being butchered after they finish eating?

7. Have three aisles, made up of 4 folding tables each of food to choose from, plus two additional tables of desserts?

8. Have only one bathroom to share between well over 150 people?

9. Pose for the annual Thanksgiving photo on a log. Or, better yet, a tractor?

10. Have to plan their wardrobe around the possibility of mud on their shoes and sandspurs?

We may have an unconveintional Thanksgiving, but I love everything about it, and wouldn’t want it any other way.


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