Thoughts of Thanksgiving often conjure up thoughts of giving thanks, friends, vast tables loaded down with an array of scrumptious family favorites, and, of course, spending the holiday with family. Thanksgiving experiences are also the stuff that great memories are made of; some funny, some deeply poignant and some that we might want to forget. Nevertheless, the staff and contributing writers at TownSquareBuzz have decided to share the short version of our most memorable Thanksgiving.
Today is the first in the series of “Thanks for the Memories”, featuring our contributing writer from McKinney High School, Quinn Murray.
Before the 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade had even begun, my family and I loaded up the Suburban for a twelve-hour drive to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This Thanksgiving wasn’t the Murray norm. Rather than enjoying the day’s festivities with family, we were on our way to see my mom’s alma mater, the Alabama Crimson Tide, play the greatest rivalry game in all of sports- the Iron bowl, which began way back in February of 1893, against the Auburn Tigers.
By the time we had arrived, it hadn’t sunk in that it was actually Thanksgiving Day. No one really cared that it was anyway. All we could talk about was the game. We showed up to the stadium, ate some down-south BBQ to substitute for the turkey we never had, and made way to our seats.
I was only willing to give thanks if ‘Bama would whoop some Auburn Tiger tail, and unfortunately, they lost in a thriller 27-28. So, even though it wasn’t much of a Thanksgiving, it was one memorable (yet depressing) day for an Alabama Crimson Tide fan.
Let’s hope for a different ending at this year’s Iron Bowl on Nov. 26!
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