A Thanksgiving Without Cell Phones

A THANKSGIVING WITHOUT CELL PHONES
Posted on 11/17/2016

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Each Thanksgiving you expect cranberry sauce, turkey, pumpkin pie, a few extra pounds and lots of hugs from family. But boisterous cell phone rings? Camera flashes? Pinging of Pokemon catches? Noise of Vine? The jangle of rapid-fire texts? Chirp of Twitter?  Gasps of laughter at Facebook posts? Regrettably, these are some new habits that have now invaded the traditional Thanksgiving day festivities.

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To help keep harmony when your family gathers next week, here are a few tips that will ensure a peaceful and stress-free Thanksgiving without the interference of overpowering cell phone usage. 

Silence is golden – All cell phones should be on silent or vibrate on Thanksgiving day

Create a cell-phone free zone – Family can text, talk, surf online, and check Facebook as much as they want during the football game and kitchen prep, but not at the Thanksgiving table

No paparazzi – Take photos of family before or after the meal, but don’t whip out your camera phone during dinner

Take personal conversations outside (or in a different room) – If you must take or make a call on Thanksgiving day, step outside or into another room, so that others are not forced to overhear your call

Is a family meal really too long to go without connecting to the rest of the world -- and living in the moment?

One more thing…

“Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go” … The horse may know the way but still … don’t text and drive!!

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Wishing everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving !!!