A group of friends gathers for an annual Thanksgiving Day football game at Mathilda Welmering Park in Affton on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. The tradition was started in the late 1960s by a group of friends that grew up together in the same Affton neighborhood. The game has been played continuously for more than 50 years and includes the children of the game's founders. Photo by Cristina M. Fletes, cfletes@post-dispatch.com.