For Susan Wentworth and Ron Reilly's blended family, Plymouth is more than part of our country's history. It's the site of countless lacrosse games and Thanksgiving traditions.
By Caren Oppenheim
Everyone in our family is very involved with lacrosse—all the kids play. Ron and I help run fundraisers, and we're always cheering from the sidelines, even if we have players on opposing teams. Matthew and Patrick share a room at home, but at game time they become friendly rivals.
America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration, which occurs the weekend before the holiday, brings more than 100,000 people to the area for a parade, patriotic concerts that honor those in the military, a tent for kids with corn husk dolls and weaving lessons, historical reenactments of the 1600s at the waterfront, and the New England Food Festival. Twenty restaurants compete in delicious categories—soup, chowder and dessert—with entries voted on by judges and the public. We volunteer at events held throughout the week and year-round. It's gratifying to see our kids involved with causes around town that they're passionate about.
Originally published in the November 29, 2010, issue of Family Circle magazine.