A Thanksgivukkah To Remember

This was a landmark year for my family, so earth-shattering that I felt compelled to make awkward sentences that rhyme!

‘Twas the month before “The Holidays” and both brother and sister

Looked at the calendar and said wait a minute, mister!

What did their bleary eyes see?

This November, could it be?

The day designated for giving thanks

Was the first day of Hanukkah, noted the cranks.

How could there be stuffing and turkey?

When they should be eating potato latkes you see!

Oh brother said sister, it has to be

You have no choice but to leave Hanukkah to me!

And all through the family were aahs and oohs

She doesn’t know how to make latkes for you

Maybe she doesn’t even have a menorah?

Please said her mother, don’t give it a kenahora!

And so they made plans that fateful year

To change up everything they held dear

Thanksgiving went off as usual without a hitch

But now Hanukkah had to be conjured by that…witch!

All day long, potatoes she did grate

And all that evening, latkes they ate

With bagels and applesauce and sour cream

Until the brother and his son thought it was a dream

For here they were celebrating Hanukkah away

But they were still stuck making latkes all day!

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12 Responses to A Thanksgivukkah To Remember

  1. Pam Waits says:

    Ah – family images, happiness, glee
    Thanksgivukkah memories and tasty latkes 🙂

  2. The Regular Guy NYC says:

    Hope you had a happy Thanksgivukkah! Mmmmm…..latkes.

  3. It is so nice when siblings and their children work so well together, especially on such an important and delicious project1 I am sure that everyone enjoyed. Happy Holidays!!!

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      It really is nice-we had a great time with the Foers and the Rubensteins! Happy holidays to you and the gang as well!

  4. katecrimmins says:

    I’m not Jewish but I love latkes! Never met a potato I didn’t like! Sounds like the best of all worlds to me.

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      It was the best of all worlds! We peeled and grated potatoes and mixed a huge batch of latkes, but my brother and nephew stood around and fried them all. Using the electric skillets I borrowed from them. So, yeah, slight change of venue but still labor intensive for my brother. The latkes were yummy!

  5. mimijk says:

    And I bet it was awesome!!!

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      It was, especially since CJ and Craig fried all the latkes! They are the experts-what choice did I have? Happy Thanksgivukkah!

  6. Jill Foer Hirsch says:

    Let the record show that sister was very grateful for all the help!!

  7. CJ Foer says:

    And that is exactly how it was.

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