Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Soul Food Minus me

I'm 22, but for 21 years I've been spoiled enough to have my whole family together on thanksgiving. Tomorrow is the first time I will be without my family on thanksgiving, actually I'll be without everybody :-( Just like with anything in life when you get used to having something you take it for granted. For the majority of my life I lived at my grandma's house so if you come from a black household like I do, you know your grandma's crib is the headquarters for anything family related. I recall the night before thanksgiving being the most dramatic night of the year my grandma, moms and aunt carol all scrambling in the kitchen seasoning food, hustling and buss ling in the kitchen trying to get a big feast ready for the family, me as a kid sitting there trying to devour a plan to sneak one of the many sweet potatoes pies up to my room without getting caught(LMAO). There's so many aspects that makes thanksgiving a great holiday just seeing a whole family unite for a time to give thanks is one of the most beautiful things you can ever witness. I know at times family can be annoying, but the older you get you realize how important is it to have that love and support around you, especially when you see how phony this world can be on a daily basis.It was almost reminiscent of Christmas with the anticipation to see family you haven't seen all year, from your aunt who was cheap and gave you bad gifts or to the cousin who swore he was better than you or the uncle(s) who wanted to lecture you about everything it was all amazing as I look back on it. Honestly, The best part about thanks giving besides seeing my family was playing video games with my cousins until a fight ensued over "cheesing" or "screen raping" I used to look forward to that so much, being an only child it was just me all the time so when it was a house with peers around my age was also cool. I def can't forgot the soul train affair that happened once all the food was eaten and alcohol started flowing, if your black you should once black people get drunk they turn any affair into a night club LMAO I guess I'm just sitting here reflecting because for the first time I'm going to be without my family on my favorite holidays and it really sucks not to mention the fact I have to work :-( Well next year I'm good to do everything in my power not to miss Thanksgiving with my family. So on this thanksgiving I'm thankful to have a family to miss.

3 comments:

Angel said...

lol..happy food day...

Kofi Bofah said...

You have to work on Thanksgiving?

What is 'screen raping?'

What? I never heard of this before. This is either New York talk, or maybe I do not recognize the term because I am still teaching CJ to fly on PS2.

JOFre$h said...

lol Screen raping is when you watch your opponents screen to see what their next move is so it can be used to your advantage.