A Thanksgiving tradition from back home...
My Mother prepares the Thanksgiving meal. Every year one of the traditional things that she makes (other than mashed potatoes and turkey,) are butter cookies that she cuts out with a red cookie cutter that is shaped like a turkey.
Setting the table she adds one of the turkey cut-out cookies to each of the plates.
My brother Marty (a grown man now....) traditionally sneaks into the dining room and bite off the heads to each of the turkey cookies. Crumbs and a headless, cookie cut-out, turkey are part of the tradition.
Thanksgiving began with my Mother moaning, "Marty!"
It is a tradition that I get a kick out of, and that I miss each year. What traditions do you have at Thanksgiving?
Photo: The dining room in my childhood home.
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