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Thanksgiving Kid Table…Do You Miss it, Too?

We did not know how lucky we were to sit at the Kid Table...

 We did not know how lucky we were sitting at the “kid table” for the Thanksgiving meal. There was no one to tell you what to eat or how to eat. You could help yourself to a mountain of mac and cheese. You were free to lob a roll across the table or catapult green beans with your spoon.

Cholesterol? No one knew what it was. My speaker friend Charles Petty said, “If we had had cholesterol when I was a child, Momma would have probably fried it.”

No manners were required. You could laugh-out-loud at that crazy cousin until your beverage escaped through your nose.

The adult table had china; the kids had Chinet. Their plates were carefully handled. The kids’ plates were Frisbees before and after the meal. The adult table was decorated with precious heirloom flatware; the kid table had plastic utensils and solo cups. Our napkins were paper towels; perfect for food fights.

Posted in family, fun, Holidays by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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