“… Every year at Thanksgiving we would have a piñata.”

So when I was growing up, my aunt had – always had Thanksgiving at her house, and I don’t know how it started, but it became this thing that every year at Thanksgiving, we would have a piñata for some reason. And I don’t know how it started that. But yeah, every year we had a piñata and it got to the point where it – the – what the pinata was every year was a surprise, so we would take turns just kinda guessing what it would be. One year it was like a toucan, one year it was, I think, a mermaid. And then another year it was like this big spiky ball thing. But yeah, it became like a huge thing. We even had like a special stick that we’d all use and we’d all get one shot at it. And they’d like rig it up on this like pulley contraption, and my uncle would be holding it, and he would – like, you’d be blindfolded and they would like pull the string up and down while you’re trying to hit it. Oh, yeah. It was a blast. I can’t remember when we stopped or when it started, but it’s definitely a core memory I have of Thanksgiving, and it became a very, very big tradition in my family, that that was something that we did.

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