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Football, Family, and Gratitude. MY THANKSGIVING TRADITION
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and kids alike will be cheering on Big Red and enjoying ice cream afterward.
Lately, it’s beginning to look and feel a whole lot more like fall outside. The crisp air and vibrant leaves remind me that the holidays are fast approaching, and I’m sure by the time you read this, you’ll be making plans for Thanksgiving. At the moment, my family hasn’t quite figured out where we’ll be feasting this year, which is a big change from my childhood custom. Growing up in Omaha, my family had a tradition. Like clockwork every Thanksgiving, we’d pile into the car and make the hour and a half drive north to Seward, Nebraska. The trek always proved worthwhile for my Aunt Sherry’s famous mashed potatoes and gravy. While the adults cooked, the kids worked up an appetite running around in the yard, playing in the fall leaves. And of course, the evening would end with a slice of my mom’s delicious pecan pie. Her secret? Don’t skimp on the corn syrup. But the day after Thanksgiving was when the festivities really began. The main event for kids and adults was the annual Black Friday game, when our Cornhuskers would take on their age-old rival, Colorado. Afterward, we’d take advantage of the fact that our Aunt Sherry and her husband owned the local Dairy Queen and go out as a family for ice cream. Those were sweet memories. These days, we don’t always make it out to Seward. But when we do, life comes full circle. Now my cousins and I are the ones trying to prepare the mashed potatoes just right, as my kids and their cousins and second cousins run around in the yard. This time, we’ll play Iowa rather than Colorado, but you can bet the adults, grandparents,
Experiencing this tradition now as an adult helps me appreciate the importance of Thanksgiving. More than the food or football, the holiday is best spent with our ever-growing, ever-changing family. It’s a day to be grateful for one another and the memories we’ve created over the years. We may not make it out to Seward this year. At the end of the day, our clients come first, and the law doesn’t take holidays. But no matter where we sit down for dinner this Thanksgiving, I know what I’ll be grateful for. Our children are growing into wonderful human beings; the firm has had an amazing year; Tom and I have made a home for ourselves in a city we love; and we’re doing what we’re passionate about: helping people in need. And of course, we’re both grateful to the people who have put their trust in us to represent them over the years. So, I’d like to raise a toast to you. Thank you for putting your faith in our firm, and by extension, our family. I hope you and your loved ones have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving, whether you’re continuing an old tradition or starting a new one.
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