Thanksgiving Experiences from the DHS Community
Interviews with Payton Douty, Justice Owens, Hadyn Russow, Brian Jimenez, and Mr. Curran over their Thanksgivings.
Thanksgiving break is a great time to spend with family and friends. Most spend theirs on trips with their family while others spend it at home on the couch. Here is how some people at DHS spent their Thanksgiving break.
Freshman, Payton Douty, says during break she went to two Thanksgiving dinners, her mother’s which was in Diamond and her father’s which was in Butler. She was happy to see her family at the two Thanksgivings and says “I very much enjoyed hanging out with my cousin Alex) Her favorite food overall at the Thanksgivings was her cousin’s spicy crackers. She says she finally learned to play hopscotch and even spent some time making brownies from scratch on her own. Overall she says that she had fun over the break and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Sophomore, Justice Owens, had a good time too! He spent time with his girlfriend watching movies and says he hung out with his family at two dinners, one in Carthage and the the other in Dudenville. His favorite food there was the pumpkin pie.
Junior, Hadyn Russow, stayed home most of her break watching movies and even shopped at Target. Like most, Hadyn had two Thanksgiving. She had one with her mother in Diamond and one with her father in Joplin at her grandmothers house. She spent lots of time with her family, even her family in St. Louis came down to visit. Her favorite food at the Thanksgivings was the sweet potatoes. The last thing she did was enjoy Black Friday shopping.
Senior, Brian Jimenez, spent most of his time with his sister and family. They went to his sister’s house, which is in Diamond, and made pozole, a Mexican dish made with hominy for Thanksgiving. His favorite food also happened to be the pozole. Brian says that they also celebrated his niece’s birthday, she turned eight. He really enjoyed spending time with his family.
Mr. Curran, the Biology teacher in the high school, says he spent his Thanksgiving with his family. He actually attended two Thanksgivings, one at his in-laws in Baxter,Missouri late in the evening and the other earlier in the day to see the Curran side of the family. Every year, most everyone on the Curran side gets together to celebrate Thanksgiving. With so many in his family, they have to rent a venue, this year it was at the Greenbush Education Center in Greenbush, Kansas. He says that in the Curran family, everyone is in charge of bringing a dish. This year he brought quail pot pie. Mr. Curran says that his favorite dishes were the pecan pie and rattle snake. In addition he enjoyed bird hunting and celebrating his daughter’s 21st birthday.
Overall, Thanksgiving break is a great time to spend with family and friends. Some go out while others spend it at home. No matter how you celebrated it we hope that you enjoyed your break and made use out of the time you had and spent it with family.