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Nov 13, 2009 07:22 AM

"The Thanksgiving Letter."

As I was scrolling through one of my favorite websites, "Awkward Family Photos" ( I came across this gem of an awkward family story. It's a Thanksgiving letter send from the hostess to all of her attending family members. It tells them what to bring, how to bring it, how to cook it, etc for t-day dinner. While that seems like it would be okay, this letter takes it to the extreme!

Here's the link:

I thought of you chowhounds immediately!

Do any of your family members do this? Do you? Be sure to read the comments because they are also quite funny.


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      1. From what jfood can see Michelle Bobble is in the driver's seat. She's bringing the pie knife.


        1. Reasons to be thankful: I have a relatively normal family.

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          1. re: small h

            I get that you're grateful that your family doesn't do this kind of craziness. But with all due respect, none of us have "normal" families (whatever that is). They're all a little crazy and a little dysfunctional, but in different ways -- some charming; some irritating.

            That being said, I, too am grateful that the author of that letter is not a part of my family. I would love to have heard the side conversations and phone calls that took place between the time they read the letter and showed up for the holiday (if they showed up).

            1. re: chicgail

              A prominent family therapist (whose name escapes me) once said that the only dysfunctional families are those with more than one person.


              1. re: chicgail

                The key word here is "relatively."

            2. Thanks for the laugh carle134. This is one of the funniest things I have ever read. I would absolutely love to see what one of their dinners is actually like!