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Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by minnikin1, Nov 21, 2005.
It's already starting here!
Well, that's sad. Course, if my side of the family were coming down to visit, then there'd probably be an argument or two. I get along fabulously with my husbands side, and can't wait for Friday's dinner. This is my first year cooking a Thanksgiving dinner for so many people... 10. Wish me luck!
I'm right there with you! We had an early Thanksgiving with my husband's folks and got to hear all about how they'll be all alone over the holiday. They were invited to come to my parent's home along with us and refused.
Husband and I decided on the way home that we're having Christmas dinner at our house, inviting friends who want to come over for dinner with all the fixings. If his folks don't want to drive 45 minutes to join us (or have my husband drive in and pick them up), that's their choice.
My husband and I solved that problem 20 years ago .. we stay home for all holidays ... if folks want to see us everyone is welcome I hold open house pretty much for teh entire holiday season .. amazing most of teh families manage to drop by at some point .. saves on a lot of grief .. we pretty much hold firm to not going anwhere on holiday days ... and its worked pretty well for all these years and I see no reason to change
Hyde Park Farm
I think our fueding may be settling down a bit...I hope! Thanksgiving is always at my sister's house, and the fued that begins is generally over how we'll spend Christmas. This has been minimized by my Grandmother saying she won't drive after dark any longer...meaning we get to go to her house on Christmas eve (no fued between her and my mother, woo hoo!)
Now all we have to do is battle over Christmas day...
Since we live in Idaho and our families live in Indianapolis and Cincinnati, we have no feuding at all. We miss some of the family things but it is so nice to have established our own traditions as a family. I can't imagine leaving our home on the holidays.
There are a lot of differences of opinion in our family, but we still all get together for holiday dinners. We all agree to dissagree, and keep our discussions civil. The ones who have trouble with others opinions are the same people every year, and they dont stay long after dinner wich is ok with most of us anyway.
Thanksgiving Divorce . . .
A man in Phoenix calls his son in New York the day
before Thanksgiving and says, "I hate to ruin your
day, but I have to tell you that your mother and
I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.
"Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams.
"We can't stand the sight of each other any longer,"
the father says. "We're sick of each other, and I'm
sick of talking about this, so you call your sister
in Chicago and tell her."
Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the
phone. "Like heck they're getting divorced," she shouts,
"I'll take care of this," She calls Phoenix immediately,
and screams at her father, "You are NOT getting
divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there.
I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there
tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?"
and hangs up. The old man hangs up his phone and turns
to his wife. "Okay," he says, "they're both coming for
Thanksgiving and paying their own way."
Cheap Ole so 'N so's
that was priceless JM
Started here too!
Oh the drama, but kinda a fun drama.
This year I plan to NOT cuss and just go with the flow, maybe keep the bottle ready and stay relaxed. I think my family simply thrives on the craziness.
It gives us all something to gripe about till next year.
No arguments in my family this year - yet. Caller ID is wonderful.
It's like Meet the Fokkers here. We have movie script ready to go!
Laughing about it helps you survive!
Applause J.M. Can I borrow that idea?
I always loved the hoildays at home. That was when everybody was felling great. It was the othere times that proved hard. Will miss the folks and family this year, just to far to go on my pay