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Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Last Thanksgiving for a Family Tradition - WSJ

The Last Thanksgiving for a Family Tradition - WSJ: Sardis, Miss.

When Thanksgiving comes, our family will head to the farm, as we have for the past 50 years. From Los Angeles to Boston and in between, we’ll make our way to a house in rural Mississippi. The difference, this year, is that it will likely be the last time.

Family traditions come to an end, sometimes abruptly, sometimes gradually, as people drift apart. Our family has foreseen the end for years, but we have been reluctant to make the call. How do you know when the time has come for a ritual to cease?