Unusual Holidays

Readers share their less-than-traditional holiday experiences.

Unusual Menu
Snow Storm Almost Ruined Christmas Celebration: Holiday menu was spaghetti and meatballs with fried chicken, and leftover birthday cake for dessert.
Brian Orr
Curious Rooster
Rain Made Family’s July 4 Celebration ‘Traditional’: Curious pet rooster quickly learned he didn’t like fireworks.
Brian Orr
Thanksgiving Day Meal was Deliciously Different: Thanksgiving dinner was nontraditional with ham-and-beans and cornbread instead of turkey and the trimmings.
iStockphoto.com/Curt Pickens
Gift of Love
Fried Chicken – It’s What’s for Christmas Dinner: Grandmother believed in giving the gift of love, which meant a table spread with her labors of the previous year.
Shutterstock.com/Stuart Elflett

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