Thursday, November 21, 2013

Seating Arrangements

Turkey Day (no, not the midterm elections, those were back on the 5th of this month) is coming up fast ... just a week from today for most of us. Here at Chez Bilbo, we'll be hosting my sister Lisa and her family and our daughter and the local grandchildren this weekend for a family Thanksgiving, and we'll have another Thanksgiving next week for our friends. I've been spending my free time drilling new holes in my belts.

One of the problems that comes each year at Thanksgiving, particularly if you are part of a large family, is the issue of seating arrangements. Who sits at which table, and who sits next to whom? This is often a thorny problem, and there's a lot of good advice out there online and in the etiquette books, but here's a pretty good chart that will help you think it all through (you can see the original here):

No need to thank me ... it's all part of the service.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.



eViL pOp TaRt said...

That is hilarious! Sometimes Thanksgiving can be chancey in some families, when the odd ones emerge.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Whew! We are spending thanksgiving alone this year. it may seem sad to some but after this seating chart I think we dodged a bullet.

I love the illegitimate kids table. That's a hoot Bill.

Mike said...

We usually do a first come first serve method with someone hollering 'EVERYONE FIND A SEAT'.

Duckbutt said...

I don't mind sitting with the kids; they are more light-hearted and apolitical.

Big Sky Heidi said...

I'm missing the large gathering due to distance, but will call back home. I need the connection.