Thanksgiving thoughts:
Claudia Sandoval

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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