the secret lives of prothros.

February 18, 2011

Traditional Prothro Thanksgiving

Filed under: Uncategorized — prothro @ 4:03 pm

The average Thanksgiving looks pretty similar in most American homes. There’s turkey, side dishes, pie, parades, football and naps. Then there are those special things every family does to make the holiday their own. In the Prothro family that breaks down to a one key ingredient: friendly competition. Thanksgiving held a rousing game of around the world, several ping pong matches, and a scavenger hunt all topped off with the national anthem, sung by the winner (loser?) of the annual Nut for the Year contest.

To clarify, Nut for the Year is decided by an annual conference call made between all member of the Prothro family and their spouses. Embarrassing stories about family members from that year are brought to light, narrated, embellished and then voted on to determine the year’s Nut. The winner gets the esteemed honor of singing the National Anthem while holding the American flag during Thanksgiving. Then a very classy statue of a squirrel residing on a giant walnut is presented by last year’s winner for the new winner to keep proudly displayed in their home for the following year.

Anyone else have any fun family traditions?



  1. I think I may be related to the Prothros. Or at least I kinda want to be. I think your next post should be recounting everyone’s most embarrassing stories so we can have some insight into their “Nut of the Year” selection…

    Comment by Katie — February 19, 2011 @ 10:17 am

  2. Always loved this tradition.

    Comment by Brad — February 22, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

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