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A Rural Oklahoma Thanksgiving

November 27, 2009

I was born and raised in Oklahoma.  I actually spent the first few years of my life in smaller towns.  Then the family moved to a bigger city.  That pretty much fit me.  I have never really been a small town person, although they are great fun.  This year as we have made it back to Oklahoma for Thanksgiving, we are once again somewhat splitting time between the families but more so splitting time between the city and town.  The first couple days are here in the small town of Purcell.

Yesterday we spent Thanksgiving in the town of Lexington (another small town) with my wife‘s family.  They are great!  I don’t have a clue what most of their names are (not because I haven’t learned them but because there are so many of them that I have now seen twice) but they are great people.  It’s always a little awkward being the new guy in a large group of family that all knows each other and knows all about you (or at least some), but once the ice was broken plenty of conversation erupts.  The kids are running around playing and everyone is enjoying themselves.  Then it is time for Thanksgiving lunch.  Once everyone has filed through the dining room where all the main foods are the room is silent.  All you hear is the occasional squeaking of the chair as people get up for seconds and then make their way to the other room where all the desserts are!

We had a great lunch topped off with some awesome desserts with the family.  And what rural Oklahoma holiday would be complete without westerns staring John “The Duke” Wayne and shooting some rifles and an AK?  Not this one!  And not one that I wanna be at!  After a nice afternoon drive to a closed Old Navy (don’t I love them?) and then an open Old Navy, we headed home for naptime and football.  Gotta love Thanksgiving.  I hope you all got to spend the day with some people you love.  Happy Thanksgiving from rural America!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. aimee permalink
    November 27, 2009 8:04 AM

    Oh brook you are too funny…. Lexington is pretty rural, but purcell compared to living in blanchard is HUGE!!!

  2. aimee permalink
    November 27, 2009 8:05 AM

    Oh brook you are too funny…. Lexington is pretty rural, but purcell compared to living in blanchard(which is where I live now) or even marietta (which is where the other half of the plunketts are now living) is HUGE!!!

  3. Erica permalink
    November 29, 2009 9:58 PM

    Hey thats my family Brook is talking about. We just love having you for thanksgiving!! You were a great add to our crazy, fun, and huge family!!!

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