Megan Ferguson ‘19 and Marina Belloli ‘19: As the leaves continue to change color and the weather becomes colder, Thanksgiving comes around the corner. From turkey and mashed potatoes to pecan and pumpkin pie, many become excited for the upcoming family holiday as preparations slowly begin.

Hours or even nights before Thanksgiving day families prepare the staples, including mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, and the beloved turkey. As these preparations begin for the holiday centered around food, many families hold many unique traditions.

“On my dads side they usually do syrup covered bacon and they make fillets and other stuff,” Lauren Gamache ‘19 said.

On the other hand, one of the biggest Thanksgiving staples, isn’t found on some families tables.traditions.

“I think most people look forward to the yummy traditional food, like turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing,” Sandra Ivezaj ‘19 said. “My family doesn’t make turkey for Thanksgiving. We always just have ham and lamb.”

Along with delicious food, many people also anticipate the Detroit Lions football game. The eighteen year long football tradition continues this year with the Lions playing the Chicago bears at Ford Field.

“We go to our grandmas house every year and all of our cousins go there,” Kaleb Bart ‘22 said. “Most of us watch the football game too. It’s one my favorite traditions.”

On top of all, there’s very much to show thanks for this Thanksgiving season, from stuffing to football, Thanksgiving, a holiday for love and giving.

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