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Yes, but we had a cordial debate.
Yes, and there was a heated debate about politics and other issues.
No, we avoided the topic of politics and other controversial topics.
No, we're all in agreement so the subjects of politics, etc. did not come up.
The most controversial subject was football.
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Just the wife and I and a friend. Like-minded so nice conversation at Golden Corral. No cleanup either. Been a stressful November and now getting crazier. Wife is cooking for 100 tomorrow (EVERY Wednesday), 250 Saturday, and then another 100 the next Saturday. I'm going crazy getting the facility fixed up for a conference next month, so having to convert the Women's restrooms into handicapped accessible, taking out a stall and expanding them with wider doors.
When seconds count, help is only 18+ minutes away!
18 people in attendance.
Great fun,food and drink
Any time the whole family gathers together for a meal it is wonderful. Lots of really good cooks too.
We had my son, and my daughter and her husband for Thanksgiving lunch. I smoked two turkey breasts, which was overkill for 5 adults. My son is ultra conservative and pro 2A, while my daughter is fairly liberal and sort of ambivalent about guns. My son-in-law is just along for the ride, and never expresses much opinion about anything. He and my son are both musicians, so they always have good conversation about that. We mostly avoided any political discussions, ate too much, and later in the afternoon me, my son and son-in-law each smoked a pipe on the deck. It was a very nice day.
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In cases of controversy, we throw napkins.
It gets the feelings out, but doesn't harm anybody or anything.
There were eight of us at dinner, in a cousin's new home. The turkey was a standing rib roast of beef, and the potatoes were cauliflower (but really, really good). There were also roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and onion, and an apple crisp made with another cousin's apples.
Three of us are either pretty conservative or Libertarian, and three are Progressives. Two are undecided, but Liberal-leaning. We respect each other enough to have a civil discussion, with no baiting and only the occasional napkin toss.
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I got my heated argument out of the way the week before thanksgiving. Just about everyone in my family doesnt know enough about politics to be able to have a conversation with anyway.
We get the government we deserve.
It was probably the strangest Thanksgiving I've ever had. Not trying to be a bummer but just stating some facts. My wife of 42 years died in June and she always used to cook up huge spreads for the Holidays so right away things were very different. My son's best friend since high school (Tony) killed himself last year and my son (Bob) has kept in close contact with Tony's mother who invited us for Thanksgiving. We thought it was just going to be the three of us plus Tony's sister and her boyfriend, but instead it was a pretty big crowd consisting mainly of Tony's relatives, who were mainly around his age (30's).
I pretty much didn't know anybody so I didn't talk much at all. Not that it mattered as most of the people spent the day on their phones other than when they were actually eating. I guess I'll never understand that phenomenon.
The meal however was excellent and reminded me of the way my wife cooked, way too many dishes and way too much of everything.
mmb617, sounds like you have had a difficult year. Hopefully, things will improve.
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We (me, my wife & kids) rented a cabin with my father in law; father in law is same as us on politics, no problem.
On Thanksgiving Day we went hiking, didn't make it back in time for lunch, ate some trail mix; however, cooked "Asian" food in a wok for dinner (my kids favorite).
I think all of us had a good time.
I'm not inclined to disarm for a concert, game, (entertainment) and I ain't going on a plane or cruise.
"Wouldn't want to or Nobody volunteer to" get shot by _____ is not indicative of quickly incapacitating.