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Thanksgiving thoughts:
Jim Hoover

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.

Jim Hoover (Lansing, Illinois)

Thanksgiving thoughts
Jim Hoover
“I celebrate Thanksgiving with my wife’s family because my family is far away. I also celebrate with my children and grandchildren. Usually on Thanksgiving Day in the morning, we all get together and play touch football for a couple of hours, and then we have dinner. This year, dinner will be (hosted) at my daughter’s. We also watch a little NFL football on Thanksgiving Day, but the children are not as interested in the game. We used to go to my wife’s grandmother’s home in Wisconsin, and we had a great time up there. She (grandmother) was really a good host and a fine lady.”

Previous Thanksgiving thoughts:

Upcoming Thanksgiving thoughts:

  • Barbara Lessner
  • Chris Baldwin and Carol Cramer


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.