I was discussing with a friend how spoiled we are now a days. Thanksgiving fifty years ago was so different. EVERYTHING was cooked on the stove or in the oven. We didn't have microwaves. Later we heated our leftovers by putting everything back into kettles and making more dirty dishes. We certainly didn't have dishwashers. We used meat grinders, not food processors. Coffee came out of a percolator. Mom did laundry in a wringer washer and hung it on a line outdoors no matter how cold out it was.
We didn't go Christmas shopping online, or have stores open at midnight for Black Friday. The bell ringers were downtown (no malls). We shopped from store to store. We visited Santa and put money in the kettles. Christmas music was in the air, but not in November. We didn't use credit cards, but Thank God for Lay-away!
What are your memories of this time of year?