For most of us, Thanksgiving memories are full of warm family gatherings, spending precious time together and celebrating a day of giving thanks to the Lord for all our many blessings. For others, it may be a painful time without those warm and fuzzies that many of us take for granted.
And then, there are those very humorous stories of Thanksgivings gone bad and those are probably the ones that you remember the most. I can’t think of a time that our family had a really bad Thanksgiving or a disastrous one either, but while listening recently to a Moody Christian radio broadcast of Midday Connection (love listening to this, btw), callers were calling in recounting funny Thanksgiving stories and sharing them with all of us listeners.
And I was driving around, laughing out loud at some of them.
So, enjoy these picture perfect snapshots from magazines of what a perfect Thanksgiving table might look like. I didn’t really grow up with anything really fancy on our table. It was filled with love and lots of food and a simple tablescape. Actually the food was always the tablescape. We didn’t do a lot of fancy at our house.
(Above 3 pics from Better Homes and Gardens)
How about you? Did your table look like this or was it a bit more simple, like my family had?
These are some beautiful examples of Thanksgiving tables to be proud of. Wouldn’t you love to be sitting here?
At a place setting this special.
(Above 4 pics from Country Living online)
Now, this is a great idea for serving. A plant stand complete with clay pots to hold all the utensils. Of course, you’d want to be sure they were nice and clean for this use.
So, let me share that very funny story I heard on Midday Connection with you. This caller relayed the story that they usually deep-fried their turkey every Thanksgiving (maybe in the South, we sure have loved our fried turkeys?!) and so the husband had just taken the fried turkey out of the fryer and placed it on a metal draining rack on top of some newspaper on the asphalt driveway.
He went inside for just a minute to retrieve something, when the in-laws arrived. They promptly ran over the turkey, jamming it underneath the car. The husband came back outside and had to direct them in backing up their car to get it off the turkey, since it was jammed underneath.
They cut the tire marks off and I’m sure the gouges too and ate the good parts of the bird for dinner!
Isn’t that hilarious??
I can’t say we have ever had anything quite that disastrous happen, but that one sure cracked me up.
How about you? Do you have any turkey disasters to share or any other funny Thanksgiving stories?
We’d love to hear them! C’mon and share.