As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, we took a pause and asked some of the Savants about what they’re thankful for and how they’ll be spending the holiday. Check out what they had to say!
What is your family Thanksgiving Tradition?
Amanda: My dad’s side has decided to do Black Friday, since our maiden name, my maiden name is Black, we have our Thanksgiving on the Friday after, every year.
Kevin: I love, during the day, lighting a fire in the fire pit and hangin’ out by the fire, throwin’ the football in the backyard.
Katie: A lot of people, it seems like, have Thanksgiving the afternoon, like two o’clock, three o’clock, we always have ours at seven o’clock, we always just do a dinner thing, and I never thought that was weird until one day, I asked someone, and they were like “You eat at seven? “We eat at one.” And I was like “What? “That sounds weird.”
Angela: Well, my husband works in academia, so he knows lots of students who are here, so sometimes students can’t go home, or aren’t going home, and so we’ve invited all of those left-overs to come over to our house and enjoy sort of a potluck-style Thanksgiving.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?
Kevin: Pumpkin pie.
Katie: Love pie.
Tia: Gotta have the cranberry salad.
James: I like pie.
Karen: Always turkey.
Melissa: The skin on turkey.
Amanda: Probably pumpkin pie.
Kevin: But I love the whole process, I like the process of baking the turkey, slicing the turkey, having a few cocktails while I slice the turkey.
Angela: Mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, I am one of those people that puts everything on a plate, or in a bowl, and just puts gravy over everything, and tries, I try to eat lots of little, get everything on one fork.
Karen: Of course, pecan pie.
Amanda: Apple pie.
Katie: Pumpkin pie.
Kevin: I’m a pie person in general.
Amanda: Any of the pies.
What are you thankful for this year?
Kevin: What I love most is taking a pause, and giving thanks for all of our blessings in life.
Tia: I’m thankful for my framily
James: My wife, my dog, kinda my cat.
Katie: I’m thankful that I, this is gonna sound kinda awful, that I moved out of my parent’s house.
Melissa: Sunrises, sunsets, I try to, every day, find something really simple to be thankful for.
Amanda: I’m thankful for my friends and my family, I’m thankful for my garage on cold mornings, and the seat warmers in my car.
Melissa: My dog, and my two cats, and my husband, so my family, and making new friends.