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Thanksgiving thoughts:
Claudia Sandoval

by Patricia Muhammad

Thanksgiving is a national holiday set aside for family and friends to gather together to offer thanks and share blessings received throughout the year. Thanksgiving dinner is a traditional expression of gratitude and is symbolic of abundance. Recently, at a community dinner at Lansing’s Trinity Lutheran Church, participants shared with The Lansing Journal their personal thoughts, ideas, and family memories related to Thanksgiving. We published a few in our November print issue, and now we’re publishing all of them online as a “Thanksgiving thoughts” series.

Claudia Sandoval (Whiting, Indiana)

Thanksgiving thoughts
Claudia Sandoval
“Thanksgiving is a time we come together with all of our family. We usually get together with a potluck dinner. It’s nice to see all the generations of our family bond, and we give praise to the Lord. We’re Mexican-American and we have at the dinner table tostadas, tamales, turkey, chili, macaroni, and a big dessert table, including pan dulce, brownies, and pies.”

Previous Thanksgiving thoughts:

Upcoming Thanksgiving thoughts:

  • Barbara Lessner
  • Chris Baldwin and Carol Cramer
  • Jim Hoover
  • Oscar Canales
  • Randy Widstrand


Patricia Muhammad
Patricia Muhammad
Patricia Muhammad is a contributing writer for both The Lansing Journal and the South Holland Shopper. She enjoys writing stories about events, people, and places she feels would interest local residents—such as the Lansing Car Show, Super Teci's benefit, Water's Edge, and Recycling 101. She is also a published author of three children's books: Princess Feldings & The Academy of Queens, Prince Hasmir High Seas Adventure, and When Jaguars Roar.