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What unusual Thanksgiving traditions have you participated in?

lt clintonI went to Denny’s every year that I was working retail, since they would not let me go home for Thanksgiving. We stole that from my girlfriend’s family, who did that every year since they did not cook for Thanksgiving.

Clinton Shaver
Santa Cruz | Beer Bestower

 

 

 

 

 

 

lt tamaraMy friends and I would go on a bike ride and call it the turkey trot—up to Sand Point in Nisene Marks. We did different places, but I remember doing that ride quite a bit. Works up an appetite.

Tamara Myers
Santa Cruz | Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lt jasonWe would take a blank piece of paper and everyone would write two lines, and then you fold the paper over so you can only see the bottom line, and then you pass it on to the next person. So basically everybody only writes two lines. And at the end of it, you get to read the whole thing and it's amazing how it all connects.

Jason Scronin
Santa Cruz | Acupuncturist

 

 

 

 

 

 

lt patrickWe just go all Mexican. So there's no bird, no gravy, no mashed potatoes. It's frijoles and nopales, and chili verde. We've been doing it for 22 years.

Patrick Shields
Santa Cruz | Researcher

 

 

 

 

 

 


lt allieEvery year on Thanksgiving we have mimosa and pies for breakfast to start off the day before we have Thanksgiving dinner.

Allie Hemphill
Santa Cruz | Bartender

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