Thanksgiving, Swiss-American culture, Wiedikon, genealogy
As most immigrants, we have readily adopted the main holidays celebrated in the United States. Thus, the family gets together at Thanksgiving for a festive meal. During our last Thanksgiving dinner, my youngest grandson, a first grader, animatedly explained how he participated in a class project. They vigorously shook cream, milk and sugar until they had butter, which was then used in the preparation of their Thanksgiving lunch. This provoked me to relate my experience as a kid about his age in using the "Ankemiili" (butter mill). When I had finished the story, my younger daughter exclaimed: "I never knew that. I didn't realize how poor you were and how primitively you lived. You never told us about these things."
"Of Roof-Rabbits, Rhubarb & Rutabaga,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 30
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol30/iss1/4