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.
Chris Balwin (Hammond, Indiana) and his aunt, Carol Cramer (Calumet City, Illinois)
“We (Aunt Carol and I) celebrate Thanksgiving at our church in Highland, Indiana. It’s a sit-down dinner at the church that we do each year.”
Previous Thanksgiving thoughts:
Upcoming Thanksgiving thoughts:
- Barbara Lessner