Family Thanksgiving Tradition

I USE a king-size quilt as my Thanksgiving tablecloth. During dinner, each person shares something for which they're thankful, then lights the votive candle at their place setting. Before long, the table is beautifully lit. At the end of the meal, we write our names on the quilt with permanent markers. Then I wash the quilt and tuck it away. The next year, young and old alike head straight to the table to find their names from previous years. That cozy Thanksgiving tablecloth has become a wonderful memento. —Joanie Huggins, Colorado Springs, Colorado