Barbara: For our family, Thanksgiving day has always meant going to church and then a big family dinner.对我的家庭来说，感恩节向来都是大家一起去教会，然后有个盛大的家庭聚餐
Each year, we have the same menu. Turkey, Sausage stuffing, Cranberry sauce, Homemade Rolls and Sweet Potatoes casserole baked with marshmallows on top.每年这一天，我们都吃相同的食物。烤火鸡，腊肠填料，蔓越桔酱，自做的小面包和上面铺满棉花糖的烤甜番薯
This year, we had 19 for dinner. My parents were the oldest, at age 86, and our three-month old grandchild, Wesley, was the youngest. 这一年，我们一共有19个家人一起聚集。最老的，是我的父母亲，年纪86岁。最小的，是我刚满3个月大的外孙Wesley.
I prepared my food the day before and my daughters brought several food items.我在前一天晚上准备我要做的食物，我的女儿们则带来其他不同的食物
The kitchen was a busy place with food preparation and getting the food to the table.厨房是个热闹的地方，准备食物，把做好的吃的端到桌上。
Before we ate, we sang a song of thanksgiving and prayed for God’s blessing on the food.在用餐之前，我们唱一首感恩的诗歌，也向神祷告，求神祝福我们的食物
Our dinner was a little chaotic but the children were very well-behaved and we all enjoyed the meal and each other.我们的晚餐是有点混乱无序，但是所有的小孩都很守规矩，我们都吃得很开心，也享受和家人在一起的时光
Thanksgiving day is more than a day to have family dinner. It’s a day to remember God’s goodness to us. 感恩节，不单是一家人同聚吃大餐的日子,它乃是纪念神向我们展现恩慈的日子。
And each of us, from our elderly parents to the new baby, say: Thanks Be To God!而我们每一位，从年老的，到最小的婴孩，我们同声说：感谢神！
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