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The North Providence Breeze 11-20-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 20-26, 2019 THE VALLEY 9 according to Rancourt. "It's always got to be home on the farm," she said. Her grandparents, James and Annie Anderson, first started hosting Thanksgiving dinner here in 1901. At that time, the house was located on the family's Anderson's Poultry Farm, located just up the road, but the home was later moved for highway construction, which "killed farming," said Rancourt, and the property was split in half. Karen Roderick, daughter of Rancourt's sister, Ida McDermott, does much of the cooking. She and her brother, Bob McDermott, have owned the house since Ida entered a nursing home a few years ago. Rancourt's granddaughter, Melissa Rancourt, daughter of May's daughter Dianne LaFlamme, lives there cur- rently. Rancourt said she loves the memo- ries made in this house, and plans to continue making them as long as she can. She said she expects this tradi- tion to live on even after she's gone. "They say they're going to keep going with it," she said. One favorite tradition is when she passes out chicken wishbones for everyone to make a wish. She then tells everyone that she can guess their wish, to which they yell out, "That we'll be together next year!" THANKSGIVING From Page 7 BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY From left, MELISSA RANCOURT, MAY RANCOURT and KAREN RODERICK, representing three generations of the Anderson family, stand in front of the Breakneck Hill Road home that will host its 119th Thanksgiving dinner next week. Holiday Spirit 299 PROMENADE ST. PROVIDENCE, RI PHONE 401.335.8242 STORE HOURS weekdays 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 1947 – 2019 Join us for our Christmas Open House TAKE 20% OFF Friday, November 22 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 23 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 830 Cumberland Hill Rd., Woonsocket, RI 02895 (401) 769-8128 TAKE TAKE Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat. 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Farm & Greenhouses Scituate Nursery Gift Certificates Available Poinsettias Roping Proud Member of RI Farm Bureau OPEN Tuesday 11/26 & Wed 11/27 Closed Thanksgiving Day Open Friday 11/29 – Sunday 12/1 Owned & Operated by the Polseno Family 767 Hartford Pike, Scituate, RI 401-934-0581 Great Selection of Live & Cut Trees Wreaths 10"-36" Kissing Balls Cemetery Baskets 10% OFF Your Purchase on Christmas Décor SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30 with mention of this ad And More! Fresh Cut Trees Arriving November 24th!

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