Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Thanksgiving Memory

I remember celebrating Thanksgiving when I was in Kindergarten, and if I remember correctly, each of us was to bring in a vegetable to be used in a Thanksgiving stew we would get to eat at noon.  I remember as the stew cooked throughout the morning, the aroma of it wafted through the air.  I could hardly wait to eat it.  Whenever I smell stew, my mind goes to that memory.  Even when it isn't Thanksgiving.


For art class we made hats and tops out of construction paper and paper grocery bags to look like Pilgrim and Indian outfits.  I doubt this craft has gone out of style, even after 30 years.  Here I am modeling my pilgrim ensemble.  I also had an Indian ensemble, but I liked this one better. 

Don't you love the dress I'm wearing?  It was a long prairie-type skirt with an apron.  That wonderful applique at the bottom was classic for the time.  I was totally into Holly Hobbie, Little House on the Prairie, and anything having to do with that prairie look in those days.

Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends, making memories of your own.  Try not to eat too much pie!


  1. Liz, I remember the stew as well. I remember I had to bring in something but I don't remember what it was...carrots, maybe? I don't remember making any of the outfits, but my mom has a pic of my class all decked out in our garb. Good Times!

  2. That sounds like rock stew, minus the, you know, rock. I think that maybe we made that one time.

    Awww, look at little Lizzy! Love the dress!

    I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  3. Great memories, Liz! You were so cute!


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