Gobble gobble-it’s almost Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is celebrated across the country in many different ways. (Wokandapix/Pixabay)

Joey Rubanenko, Web Editor

Thanksgiving is a very important holiday living in the United States. It is a national holiday that most people spend with their close friends and family. Families will come together for a couple of days and spend time relaxing to observe the holiday. Many families have traditions, such as watching the Thanksgiving day football games, going to Grandma’s house or viewing the Macy’s Day Parade.

It all started in 1621 when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an Autumn harvest feast known as the first Thanksgiving celebration. For more than two centuries, days of giving thanks were celebrated by individual colonies and later, states. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared it as a national holiday to be celebrated every year in the month of November.

Almost all students at The Weber School celebrate Thanksgiving. Several students have exciting plans for Thanksgiving this week. Sari Olim, a senior at Weber, exclaimed, “My family is coming in town. All of my cousins and my aunt will be traveling here. I am very excited for them to come because I have not seen them in a while because they do not live in Atlanta.” Max Bittner, also a senior, said, “I am going to Albany, Georgia to stay with my grandparents. My whole family will be there and I am very excited to spend some quality time with family.” An exception is a Spanish teacher Pablo Colombini, originally from Argentina, who does not celebrate Thanksgiving but enjoys the couple days off from teaching so he can get some extra rest.

The Weber students and faculty are thankful for many things in life. Teacher John Barich said, “Personally, I am very thankful for being healthy. I am very thankful for my family, especially my son Micah (Class of 2017), he is the most important to me.” Sari Olim said she is thankful for her loving friends and family. She also stated she is thankful for her good vibes.

Thanksgiving is known for having large portions of amazing food. Turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes are the most popular foods at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Ms. Leigh Herman, an English teacher at The Weber School, said, “I’m a vegetarian, so I do not eat a lot of Thanksgiving foods. I like most of the sides because I will not eat turkey.” 


Here are some fun questions about Thanksgiving:

How long did the first Thanksgiving celebration last?

Correct Answer: 3 Days

Sari Olim: 4 Hours

Max Bittner: 4 Hours

Mr. John Barich: 1 Day


What is the wobbly red piece of flesh on top of the beak of a turkey?

Correct Answer: A Snood

Sari Olim: A Gobbler

Max Bittner: A Gobble

Mr. John Barich: A Snood



What meat did the native Americans bring to the first Thanksgiving?

Correct Answer: Deer

Sari Olim: Turkey. Duh

Ms. Leigh Herman: Beef

Mr. John Barich: Deer