By Cori Fisher and Julia Ramsey
The air is fresh and crisp, the house smells like newly baked goodies. Imagine waking up to the sound of soft music muffled in the background of your mother cooking. Today, is Thanksgiving. The holiday where you can relax on your coach and watch the Macy’s Day Parade. No one can complain or wine, no bad attitudes or negativity are allowed on this special day. Thanksgiving is a day for family and celebration.
Usually on this day, we share our thanks and show our love and gratitude for everything we are blessed with. Nicki Fisher, 11th grade student at Viera High school shared her love for the holiday to us. “Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, I get to stuff my face with yummy foods and spend it with my crazy family. I am truly blessed, and I give all my thanks to the big man upstairs.”. Being thankful is a huge aspect to this holiday, and as we interviewed Viera, the students really showed us their heart of gratitude and that they love to get into the holiday spirit. Paige Pagano, freshman here at Viera, says she is most thankful for her mom, who she says she doesn’t appreciate enough. I think since we all are consumed in our teenage lives, we forget to appreciate the little things that our parents do for us, make sure this holiday you thank your mom and dad!
Food, is what comes to mind when I think of Thanksgiving, and always from the start of November I crave my favorite dish. Emily Ramsey, a Junior here at Viera claims “My favorite dish is my mom’s homemade mashed potatoes! They’re the best I’ve ever had and she’s famous for them too.” Some of us have unique foods like Sumner McBeth, who states his all time favorite food on Thanksgiving is the Turk-Dun-kin. Which is a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside of a large turkey. What a dish! Some families prepare all week for this day, some spend Thanksgiving day cooking. Whatever the situation, the smell of food fills the air and is a lot of ours favorite part of the holiday. What’s Thanksgiving without a feast? As a whole school the most popular favorite dish was pie. From pumpkin to cranberry, pie is definitely a top priority on Thanksgiving.
The holidays can bring the best or the worst out of people, but whichever it may be, they always create lasting memories. Thanksgiving 2013 and way back to when we were all children, has some crazy or just plain weird memories that come with it. Every holiday has a story. Kayla Heisenbuttle, freshman, shared with us her favorite memory was when she spent Thanksgiving up in Georgia with her big relative family. Josh Ellis, a junior here at Viera, says his favorite Thanksgiving memory was when he went surfing one year, and the waves were really good. Some of us have really embarrassing stories that they didn’t really feel like sharing, but if you ask your neighbor, I’m sure you would here about something worthwhile. Viera has some wild holiday stories.
Thanksgiving comes with a lot of great stuff, the food, the positive energy. But a lot of kids here at Viera say the best part of the holiday is the break from school. I mean, who doesn’t like break? We get a whole week off from school, how do you spend your break? Some of us have to stay at Grandmas house, but others, get to celebrate! Nicki fisher, junior, celebrated her birthday with friends at her house during break. Bonfire, and cool weather is all you need to have a great time.
Thanksgiving break, the first break of the year and you can spend it eating and napping! More importantly while you are enjoying yourself, make sure you count your blessings and be thankful. Don’t stop either, continue your thanksgiving throughout the year, always be grateful and content. You are blessed. Happy Thanksgiving!