Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy American Thanksgiving November 25, 2010!


Happy Thanksgiving to Americans Celebrating Around the World!
And to All of Those Celebrating with Them!


A Belated Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! 
(October 11, 2010)

How will you be spending Thanksgiving this year?
What is your most memorable Thanksgiving?
What special traditions does your family have?
What regional menu do you follow for Thanksgiving?
What special dishes do you have as part of your tradition?
What religious aspects do you incorporate?
What is the farthest you have traveled to celebrate Thanksgiving?
Are you traveling this Thanksgiving?
Any scanner/pat down adventures?
Other comments, thoughts, experiences?

3 comments:

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I lived and worked in the US's New England region for 10 years. I have great fond memories of shared Thanskgiving meals with American friends who were always enthusiastic with sharing this American holiday.

As a tradition, I like to read the appropriate parts of Bradford's Journal about the "First Thanksgiving".

oby said...

How will you be spending Thanksgiving this year?
Quietly with a few friends...

What is your most memorable Thanksgiving? Hmmm...maybe when I was living in NYC area and ALL the family was together because we weren't all scattered to the winds yet.

What special traditions does your family have? Sadly, I am not a huge tradition person...too lazy and frankly all alone in terms of decorating etc. I LOVE traditions but haven't implemented many. the fact that my hub is not from here really cuts down on the traditions as I don't have much family around to help.

What regional menu do you follow for Thanksgiving?
We eat exactly what we have eaten for almost every thanksgiving...probably northeastern menu.


What special dishes do you have as part of your tradition? None really but my girlfriend brought a corn pudding that was to die for and I will be incorporating that each year I think.

What religious aspects do you incorporate?We say a prayer and sometimes ask each person to name something they are thankful for.

What is the farthest you have traveled to celebrate Thanksgiving? Florida


Are you traveling this Thanksgiving?Nope

Any scanner/pat down adventures?
none this time!

Other comments, thoughts, experiences?
I feel sad that Thanksgiving has basically become a conduit for early Christmas consumerism. It used to be a precious holiday in and of itself...now it is a bit blended...I wished several immigrants Happy Thanksgiving...no one wished me back...I hope that they take this time to be grateful for the blessings that they have to be in the USA and have a chance at improving their situation or whatever reason they came here to begin with.

Susanne said...

How will you be spending Thanksgiving this year?
we met at my sister's house and most of us brought dishes to contribute to the meal -- Will's aunt came from Texas and is spending the week visiting friends in NC

What is your most memorable Thanksgiving? before I was married my sister, brother and I drove two hours to the mountains to spend Thanksgiving day and weekend with a family we'd become friends with a few years before; it was totally a nontraditional Thanksgiving for us, but so much fun!

What special traditions does your family have? I like some traditions, but we really don't have any/many ... I wish I were this type of person who invited people who were in the country without family and friends. That's a tradition I would like to start.

What regional menu do you follow for Thanksgiving? American!


We ate turkey, ham, rolls, cranberry sauce, butter beans and corn, vegetable casserole, green bean casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato casserole; another sweet potato dish that had walnuts and stuff that I don't eat; macaroni and cheese -- I think that's all

for dessert -- Hershey's turtle pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, oatmeal raisin cookie pie


What special dishes do you have as part of your tradition? see above

What religious aspects do you incorporate? prayer

What is the farthest you have traveled to celebrate Thanksgiving? South Carolina


Are you traveling this Thanksgiving? only five miles to my sister's house

Any scanner/pat down adventures? no

Other comments, thoughts, experiences?
Yesterday was a cloudy day so I felt tired more than I wanted,but we had a nice time hanging out with the family. I came home to a few Thanksgiving greetings from friends in other countries who wrote on my Facebook wall. In fact one new friend - Yasser a Syrian living in Riyadh - sent me a sweet e-card wishing me a nice holiday. I appreciated all their thoughtfulness.

My friend in the UAE had
"Happy thanksgiving to all my American friends! I love you, Susie!"

as her status and I thought that was really sweet. :)

Thanks for the post. I love that first picture!

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