Thanksgiving Traditions within the BSM community


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Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful and count your blessings. It is also a time where many people reunite with their families and friends they don’t see often, and have some good food. With that being said, many people have traditions for the day of Thanksgiving.

Senior Avery Richarson spends time with her aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins at her aunt’s house on Thanksgiving Day. Her favorite tradition is eating French silk pie and watching football with her family. Her least favorite thing about Thanksgiving Day is how early her family eats. “Don’t get me wrong, I love my family, but eating at 3 P.M. just isn’t right,” Richardson said.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my family, but eating at 3 P.M. just isn’t right

— Richardson

Kiley Trochlil, a senior student at BSM, plans to head out to California to visit her grandparents. They always enjoy a huge dinner and spend the entire day together. Her favorite items on the menu are her dad’s homemade rolls and mashed potatoes. She also gets to spend time with her older siblings who don’t live at home anymore. “My favorite tradition is splitting the wishbone with my sister,” Trochlil said.

Adam Marshall enjoys thanksgiving day with just his immediate family. His favorite family tradition is spending time with his family, especially his mom. Adam and his mom spend the entire day together, cooking up a storm. His favorite thing to make is pumpkin pie. “There’s nothing better than the ding of the oven and the immaculate smell of pumpkin pie and turkey on Thanksgiving Day,” Marshall said.

With Richardson and Trochlil spending the actual day of Thanksgiving with their families, they have done a “friendsgiving” in the past. All of their friends gathered at one house, and everyone brought their favorite dish. Richardson brings the green bean casserole. “It’s just so good, I had to share it with my friends,” Richardson said.

With Marshall spending Thanksgiving with just his immediate family, they often over cook for the five of them. Marshall tends to eat way too much, becoming his least favorite part of Thanksgiving. “It all always looks so good that I just eat way too much, and then pass out on the couch,” Marshall said.

Thanksgiving is meant to be spent counting your blessings and being thankful for all that you have. These three students show us the magic of good food and quality family time.