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THANKSGIVING  1954/55 by Heidi Mooney-Hill

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I want to dedicate this photo to all my family members in the USA

My Grandfather from the Mooney-side, and me as little girl getting the Turkey ready to eat.
I can’t remember this, but from my brother I know, that the family always got together at Nanny’s & Pappa’s to celebrate Thanksgiving.All 3 sons of my Grandfather came with thier famlies.
Here in Germany we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving.
As we moved to Germany I missed a lot of traditionell american hollidays, but most of all Thanksgiving. When the family gathered, from whatever State they lived in, was just wonderful.
Thanksgiving will always stay in my memories, with all my family members in the USA

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My name is Heidi and I was born 1951 in N.J., USA.
I just love to paint with water colors, colored pencils and sometimes acryll.
Since I have also found the interest of taking photos, my life has opened a new door of acknowledging the beauty of nature around me.

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  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful memory of you and your grandfather!

  • Thank you Ellen, nice you looked in

    – Heidi Mooney-Hill

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 4 years ago

    What a precious memory picture is this :))

  • Thanks Yool

    – Heidi Mooney-Hill

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 4 years ago

    OMG! This is such a priceless image, I know you must love having this! Fabulous…laura

  • Hi Laura, thanks for looking in and your comment. I think Thanksgiving is next week on the 18th?

    – Heidi Mooney-Hill

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

    This is definitely something to treasure. A wonderful family scene and what a cute little girl you were too:-)

  • Thank you Trish, I really miss this family gathering

    – Heidi Mooney-Hill

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

    Darling photo!!! Wish you were here in Georgia. Stacey and I go to Cracker Barrel for Thanksgiving. You could tag along. It is a place that serves Southern food. If it is not too late, you should enter this in our current challenge. :D

  • Heidi Mooney-Hill
    Heidi Mooney-Hillabout 4 years ago

    Hi Deborah and Lacey, I want to wish both of you a wonderful Thanksgiving this year.
    Thank you both for making this group so wonderful
    hugsxxxx Heidi

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

    Thank you so much Heidi!! I am so glad that you entered this shot in the challenge. :D

  • I thank you

    – Heidi Mooney-Hill

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroabout 4 years ago

    Thank you Heidi & same to you!
    Great family photo!
    DEF very nostalgic!

  • Thank you Lacey

    – Heidi Mooney-Hill

  • Danceintherain
    Danceintherainabout 4 years ago

    Lovely memory, you can still celebrate thanksgiving, a little turky, some cranberry, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, a few people that you love and a heart filled with gratitude, simple.

    • Coy
  • Yes you are right, but the german side of the family has no feeling for it, it is a traditionel American holiday

    – Heidi Mooney-Hill

  • Karin Zeller
    Karin Zellerabout 4 years ago

    I love old photos! I treasure my old black and white childhood memories. I also miss Thanksgiving turkey dinners we had in Canada, as well as the German traditions. Australia has Christmas in summer and no Thanksgiving. It’s been about 10 years since I had a good old traditional turkey dinner.

  • Danke Karin, auch das du interesse für meine arbeiten hast.
    Hope you don’t mind me writing german, a little practice doesn’t hurt
    have a nice weekend Heidi

    – Heidi Mooney-Hill

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