Manha woke up to the smell of freshly baked biscuits and felt at home. She went downstairs to check on how the early morning meal preperation was going before heading to the shower to get ready. For the 12th year in a row her and her family were headed to Oakboro to visit their family.
Middletown, NJ - 12:30 pm
The Kahananui’s rolled up to their relatives’ house and Manha bolted inside. She ran over to the den room to join the rest of her family in front of the television They have watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade together every Thanksgiving for as long as she can remember.
Middletown, NJ - 1:30 pm
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade finishes its broadcast, and Manha pokes around the kitchen to find a small meal to enjoy before the big Thanksgiving meal to be had later on. She finds the ingredients to make a ham-and-cheese sandwich and eats it while going on social media and making a post about her current whereabouts.
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With time to spare before she starts prepping the sweet potato casserole, Manha thinks back to the Pizza and Ice Cream Social she attended for the theatre club last Friday. She recalls seeing someone “JuJu on That Beat” and begins doing some research on Youtube about the dance. With a little luck she finds a few videos, with limited angles, and begins to practice.
Just as Manha is getting ready to put her casserole in the oven, Aunt K busts a move into the kitchen to excitedly greet her favorite niece. Manha can’t stop raving about “Juju on That Beat” and tries to teach her favorite Aunt K. Aunt K had to take a rain check on Jujuing on that Beat, thanks to her Psoriatic Arthritis. If only the two of them had an app to collaborate in these new dance moves together.
Manha and Family head out to the backyard for their annual Thanksgiving family football game. During gameplay, she notices that her ability to dodge her older cousin, Akela, has greatly improved from what she remembers. She attributes her agility boost to her hours spent in dance class. Manha would rather be practicing that “Juju on that Beat” instead of going for a pass from her uncle Kamehameha (he goes by Steve for short)