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1. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

I know lm a day early but l thought all our North American friends will be too busy enjoying themselves tomorrow to worry about TP! So Happy Thanksgiving y'all!

on an aside, l know Thanksgiving is something to do with Pilgrims arrival in North America (or maybe l am wrong) and l know l could do a google search and find out the reason for the celebrations but l thought it would be nicer to find out from our TP friends where its roots lie - and what does it mean to you?

Or for those others not from North American - what are you thankful for?

Me - friends, family, food in my belly, roof over my head, central heating!!!!!

2. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 10y

Thanks Heather!!! By this time tomorrow, we should be about ready to eliminate several family members with large turkey drumsticks/electric carving knives....with any luck, massive quantities of alcohol will prevent disaster.

Mmmmmmm, turkey and stuffing......

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Whoa Heather - way to go!!! Thanks!!! Beerman is correct - we will have killed and eaten a turkey or particular family members. Turkey will be preferable - tastes better. Family members would probably be a bit gamey and chewy as they all weigh about 10 pounds. (You think I'm joking...)

Happy Thankgiving to those who will be celebrating, regardless of the origins. I know we will be drinking heavily after 8pm - luckily staying overnight with a friend who is victim enough to join us. (She's joined us previously so knows what to expect.)

Phil - be warned - holidays at the Mother Unit's house are not for the weak of heart or mind or stomach. No, forget the stomach thing - food's always good!

4. Posted by s_hoot (Respected Member 497 posts) 10y

Happy Turkey Day everyone!

To everyone working in the retail world here in the U.S., have a crazy and insane Black Friday as well. I know I will, I have to be at my store at 3am to get ready for our 5am opening.

5. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

Happy Thanksgiving everyone......

My stepbrothers rang me this morning to tell me it was midnight in Illiopolis and they were allowed stay up to start celebrating they also rang me to find out where their presents were

6. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 10y

Happy Turkey Eating Day!!!

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Happy Turkey Day! Here's hoping someone's mother didn't make lasagna in lieu of stuffing and gravy...

8. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

I think there are a couple different stories for the origins, as far as I know. One is that a colony of pilgrims was dying from a lack of food from the coming winter. A band of natives showed them the ways to farm the land. The pilgrims then gave thanks to God for the bountiful land.

Another is the celebration of a slaughter of 700 men, women, and children natives of the area. Who knows for sure though? There are plenty of myths and political articles about it.

Not looking at the past I am not sure what people give thanks for now, low prices and democrocy?

Happy Thanksgiving!

9. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Well how was Thanksgiving - did the family members survive? Did the Turkey burn? Or were you too filled up on martini's too care????

10. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 10y

I think the turkeys ate them.