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LOVE IT!! Best Holiday EVER! :) 7 22.58%
I enjoy it. Its a nice time just to see my family/friends. 19 61.29%
Where I go... the food is good, but I rather eat alone. 1 3.23%
Where I go... the food isnt great, but I love the people! 0 0%
This holiday is a hassle. I just want to stay home and relax. 4 12.90%
People come to MY house. I cook and they better like it! :) 0 0%
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:40 AM   #1
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What Do You Think of Thanksgiving?

Ahhhhh yes. Thanksgiving. Food. Family.
What do YOU feel about Thanksgiving?

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Old 11-11-2006, 09:59 AM   #2
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I LOVE Thanksgiving! It was better when my mom was alive and we had my Aunt Janet, Uncle Ted, my cousins Dan, Duane, and Sandy, and my Uncle Glen over, but I still love it. Even though it is just James and me, we do the works. I cook the full meal just as if we were going to have guests, then we have a lot of left-overs. Of course I always start the day with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I'm getting hungry for it already! I could live on dressing, mashed potatoes, and gravy!

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Old 11-11-2006, 10:06 AM   #3
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I love Thanksgiving. Its just all the obligations and dinner I have to attend that makes it a little confusing. I prep food for different family functions and really love trying out new recipes on my family before I try using them in the restaurant. All that aside we do need to look at the many blessings that we have. Remember to do what you can to support your local second harvest organizations.
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:09 AM   #4
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Okay, I am one that thinks every day is something to give thanks for; not just any one day out of the year. If I have had a crummy day, I always find something worthwhile; even if it just something silly like birdsong or some of my animals being funny. Growing up, we always had a big to-do with all family members; now with so many living farther apart, it is hard for everyone to get together. But we all call each other and try to make the others drool over what each of us may be cooking. It is all a state of mind, I guess.
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:30 AM   #5
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Polly,

I agree that every day is a day to be thankful for. But I'm sure not going to cook a full turkey dinner every day!

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Old 11-11-2006, 10:34 AM   #6
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Me neither!! In fact our favorite time to have a turkey dinner is some non-descript day and then the neighbors get jealous!!!
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:53 AM   #7
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When I was a child, Thanksgiving was very stressful because I grew up in a very dysfunctional home at the hands of a very controlling mother. My siblings and I lived under what could best be described as martial law and everything, everything, had to be done perfectly. We came to dread major holidays. There was always something my mother would find wrong with the day and, as a result, we could expect the day to end with a screaming tirade.

When I left home and established my own home, things were different. I vowed NOT to subject my family to the conditions I lived under. Our Thanksgiving days were more like celebrations that were filled with lots of laughing and lots of food. I still remember the hours we would sit at the dinner table talking and laughing. Many a time, we would laugh until tears ran down our faces. Those memories have diluted my childhood ones.

Now that it's just Buck and me, we still prepare the "big" meal and set the table with the good china, glassware and silver. And we still sit at the table and talk and laugh together. The last 30 years of very happy, thankful Thanksgivings have been wonderful and I hope I have at least 30 more.
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Old 11-11-2006, 11:03 AM   #8
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When I was a little girl, Thanksgivings were wonderful! My grandmother's house was full of wonderful aromas, love and laughter.
As I grew older, people started passing, and the house got awfully empty. My mother and father-in-law both died right before Thanksgiving, which made it rather depressing.
Then, the grandbabies started coming along, and our home became "grandma's house".
The wheel keeps on turnin'.
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I LOVE it because of answer #2 - it's a time for family and friends with NO other reason for getting together except food and friendship.

Constance - I wrote this several years ago but I think you could have written it word for word!!!
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Old 11-11-2006, 12:27 PM   #10
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we don`t really have such a thing here in the UK, but non the less we celebrate it in this household in our own quiet way, usualy using the canadian date for it.
basicly we pick the best of all the things I`ve grown during the year and make a good meal out of it, a bit like Harvest festival combined :)

I think it`s a Fantasic idea, and anything that can bring friends and family closer can`t be a bad thing can it :)
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