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dustytoes
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on 11/21/2012

Happy Turkey day - I won't be eating turkey, or doing anything special, but wanted to wish you all a good day. 

I am thankful for a lot of things, and Wizzley and the people I've met here, is one of them.  "See you" on (Black) Friday.


chefkeem
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on 11/21/2012

We, too, are grateful for your Wizzley presence, Pam, and we appreciate all of our fabulous friends and authors in our community.

We've come a long way and it hasn't been always easy, but together we can build something truly beneficial for everyone involved.

And isn't community what Thanksgiving is all about, anyway?

Smiley

 


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Jerrico_Usher
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on 11/21/2012

Would we then consider you 5 the pilgrims and Wizzley the Plymouth Rock of a new great land of opportunity?

Now that I can eat turkey, ham, Oreo cookie pie, jello, and all that stuffs... 

 

Happy Thanksgiving My USA compadres' I never realy thought about TG not being a world wide holiday  common sense would make it obvious but until the web changed my perceptions  always thought of TG as an "everybody" experiences day- Christmas may be the same way- do they celebrate Christmas in Germany or Europe? I think the coca cola branded Xmas is USA born (from every conceivable Santa concept world wide consolidated essentially) but since baby Jesus wasn't born (made in America) here I'd think it was a world wide holiday- fascinating to think on...

 

 


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sheilamarie
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on 11/22/2012

Happy Thanksgiving, American friends! I will be celebrating in spirit, as I now live in Canada and people here celebrated Thanksgiving over a month ago. I was hoping to get "home" for the holiday this year, but just couldn't make it.

I hope you are celebrating with family or a friend or two.


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humagaia
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on 11/22/2012

As I understand it the Thanksgiving holiday in the US is a throwover from the UK harvest festivals of the middle ages - similar for Canada (although I believe the first was held by Frobisher to thank God for safe passage in the 1550's). In the UK individual churches and communities celebrate a harvest, but it is not a formal holiday. The same applies throughout much of the world, but not State sponsored,

In any case, I hope your (US brethren) harvest has been plentiful (whether vegetative or affiliated) and that you are replete following your celebrations. It is the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere - short, cold days leading to Christmas celebrations for those living in ostensibly "Christian" countries (yes Jerricho the rest of the "Christian" world celebrates Christmas - but maybe not as ostentatiously as the US).

Have a great day all those that are celebrating - and stock up on those fats for the winter ahead.


JoHarrington
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on 11/22/2012

 

humagaia: 11/22/2012 - 04:11 AM

 (although I believe the first was held by Frobisher to thank God for safe passage in the 1550's).

When I was recently writing that timeline of the Jacobean Era, I was quite amused at how many times I was reading 'such and such' held the first Thanksgiving in America.  After about the third, I wondered how many 'firsts' you can have!    I really should have looked into it further, but it did give me a giggle.

I hadn't linked the Thanksgiving and the Harvest Festivals before.  It makes sense.

Anyway!  History distractions over, Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Americans.  And thank you all, American or not, for all of the support that you've given me over the past year; plus just being here making Wizzley such a lovely place to be. <3


Mira
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on 11/22/2012

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Thanks to you from me too!


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BrendaReeves
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on 11/22/2012

Thank you to all, outside of the U.S., for the Thanksgiving thoughts. I'm treating it like any other day, since I couldn't visit my family in California this year. I'm going to clean house and and maybe do some writing.

I'm thankful for my wonderful friends on Wizzley.

I'm thankful for Chef who keeps this forum running so smoothly.

I'm thankful for food, shelter, clothing and medical insurance that I pay $600 + a month for.

I'm thankful for my family--even the dysfunctional members.

I'm thankful for my four dogs and two cats that love me unconditionally.

I'm especially thankful for my sense of humor that gets me through the hard times in life.

 


Brenda Reeves
katiem2
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on 11/22/2012

Here Here I second all that... and Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. 


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humagaia
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on 11/22/2012

 

JoHarrington: 11/22/2012 - 05:14 AM

 

humagaia: 11/22/2012 - 04:11 AM

 (although I believe the first was held by Frobisher to thank God for safe passage in the 1550's).

When I was recently writing that timeline of the Jacobean Era, I was quite amused at how many times I was reading 'such and such' held the first Thanksgiving in America.  After about the third, I wondered how many 'firsts' you can have! 

I was talking about the Canadian Thanksgiving (with Frobisher, when looking for the North-West Passage) - some time in October - not America.


HollieT
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on 11/22/2012

All I can add to the wonderful messages above, is Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate- and may Black Friday be the start of an abundance of sales which will take you through 2013 and beyond. Laughing

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