Holiday · Nostalgia · Throwback Thursday

#tbt: The First Thanksgiving

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Although we’re quite sure it happened a little differently than this (and many would say this was the tragic beginning of the end of the Native American culture), for us this image conjures up memories of elementary school history classes and the lessons we learned of sharing and acceptance. Those lessons were important back then, and they remain important today.

They also serve as a good reminder that we always should keep our minds and hearts open to everyone, no matter who they are and no matter where they come from. Inside we’re all the same–people who want to gather around a table, sharing stories and memories and the good, comforting company of our loved ones, the people we hold near and dear to our hearts, and the people we call our family (no bloodlines necessary). Continue reading “#tbt: The First Thanksgiving”

Holiday · Music · Music Monday · Nostalgia

It’s All Relative: 14 Bands Whose Members are Related


This Music Monday on The Nostalgia Diaries marks the start of Thanksgiving week. Nothing beats a few extra days off work, a tryptophan-laced dinner, and a time to gather family around the table to give thanks. And speaking of gathering family . . . invite these families into your home this Thanksgiving and take a nostalgic trip(tophan) back to the past. You’ll be glad you did.

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Holiday · Modern Nostalgia · Throwback Thursday

#tbt: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


What would Thanksgiving morning be without the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

What? You haven’t tuned in for how many years? Since you were a kid?

You are missing out…

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Please Pass the Salt-N-Pepa: 14 Food Bands To Spice Up Your Thanksgiving Dinner


It’s almost Thanksgiving, and perhaps you are scrambling for ideas to feed the hungry mob that will be descending on your home. Turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes are the traditional options of course, but what if you were wanting something a bit more…daring? Something a bit more…eclectic?

Look no further.

We’ve assembled a smörgåsbord of savory sounds to inspire your Thanksgiving menu courtesy of bands whose members must have been hungry when they were deciding what to call themselves. We’ve left off a few—you’d be surprised how many there are—but we just didn’t have room on the table for the Meat Puppets or The Electric Prunes.

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