November 29, 2012
I can't remember where I read this idea, but I loved it and tried it this year for Thanksgiving. Instead of having everybody go around the table and say what they were thankful for, I put fabric markers on the table and each person wrote what they were thankful for on the tablecloth and dated it. It is now my favorite tablecloth and I can't wait to take it out again next year. My very funny brother wrote, "I love LIPA," creating a primary source that future generations can interpret as they wish. Of course, my two-year-old godson stole the show by scribbling all over the tablecloth. I loved it! It was a fun and different way to give thanks for all that we still have in the wake of Sandy, and I highly recommend that other families try it next year.