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After Thanksgiving

Dec 2, 2009 1:31 PM | 0 comments

Thanksgiving is behind us. It is one of my favorite holidays because it is so distinctly American, crossing regional, ethnic and racial boundaries. When discussing the meals we had among ourselves, we learned that our tables groaned with the usual surfeit of meats -- turkey and ham -- but also lasagna, antipasti, a turducken, macaroni and cheese, chittlins, rutabaga mash, Portuguese stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn bread, pecan pie, cranberries, roasted red peppers with fresh mozzarella, sliced salami, and for our lone vegetarian, pizza made from scratch and Mutsu apple crisp-- a veritable cornucopia, and an expression of our families' diversity.  And so we leave Thanksgiving for another year with a little regret, and a look at a few of our favorite Eagle Thanksgiving photographs.

Packer Students

This photo from 1953 shows Packer students preparing food donations


Brooklyn Home for the Aged 

Three residents from the Brooklyn Home for the Aged circa 1951



The Thanksgiving dinner for tots in the Salvation Army's Ridgewood Day Nursery, 1950