my shot for today was foiled so had to settle for this scanned old photograph.
happy thanksgiving to all our american friends and everyone else celebrating today.
the old country doesn't really have a thanksgiving celebration, although we encroach on the american's thanksgiving celebration, but perhaps without the hoopla.
we celebrate a lot back in the old country. even if the offering is only spaghetti, to us it's a big deal. we celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, baptism, communition, confirmation, weddings, everything we do celebrate.
our biggest celebration is Christmas and New Year's eve. that's when we really do give thanks. we especially believe in adorning the dining table lots and lots of food for new year's eve, to welcome the new spirits of the new year. it is especially important that round-shaped food are on the table so that the household would be blessed all year round and would not have to go even one day without. so we have grapes, oranges, apples, cookies, etc. along with other specialty foods. and they have to be on the table when new year midnight strikes.
this was our dining table at six o'clock in the evening awaiting the arrival of 1980. the later photos i haven't scanned yet so this would do for today's family tradition.
thank you once again for your views and comments; they are much appreciated.