AnthroEC - Lauren Taranow 11-27-10, Thursday Discussion New...

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Lauren Taranow 11-27-10, Thursday Discussion New Traditions When I chose to come to UT Austin from California, I was excited to move from the house I had lived in my whole life to an exciting, new place. The transition was hard at first, but after about a month, I got used to living away from my family, friends, and everything previously familiar to me. Around that time, my parents informed me that we would not be able to afford a plane ticket that could take me home for Thanksgiving. This news took me by surprise, because when I moved to Texas I had planned on returning home for the holiday. I decided to ask my roommate, Brooke, if I could spend Thanksgiving with her family, because we get along well and her parents have always been inviting and accommodating toward me. When I first arrived at her house in Austin, I immediately felt at home, partially because it was the first home I had been into in four months that wasn’t a cramped dorm room. Brooke’s family models the traditional notions of what a family
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