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Happy Thanksgiving To Our American A2K'ers

 
 
djjd62
 
Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 06:43 am
http://pattyappleby.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/784px-the_first_thanksgiving_jean_louis_gerome_ferris.png


 
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 06:49 am
"Try the crescent rolls, Golden Eagle."
"Sure thing. These look good, Mrs. Alden."

Smile

Thanks, deej.
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eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 06:52 am
@djjd62,
HEAR! HEAR!

A very happy thanksgiving to all Americans.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 06:54 am
http://www.boxdogbikes.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/rockwell-thanksgiving.jpg
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 06:54 am
http://www.best-norman-rockwell-art.com/images/1917-12-01-The-Country-Gentleman-Norman-Rockwell-cover-Cousin-Reginald-Catches-the-Thanksgiving-Turkey-no-logo-400-Digimarc.jpg
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Ionus
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 07:23 am
@djjd62,
Is that a drawing of the Indians the settlers later massacred ?

Who do you give thanks to ? I assume it is not God.
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 07:32 am
what is for american thanks giving breakfast?
dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 07:34 am
@shewolfnm,
egg McMuffin with sausage and coffee.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 07:42 am
@Ionus,
i'm not an american, our thanksgiving (canada) was over a month ago, mostly a harvest type festival, no mythology behind it and no shopping spree

i like a good stylized representation of an event or holiday, the actual meaning is nothing to me
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 08:00 am
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

and no shopping spree


>snort

so true.. so true...
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Ionus
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 08:07 am
@djjd62,
I am not criticising anyone who stops to be thankful for what they have.....but who are they thanking and shouldnt our good times be tempered with a moment of reflection for the less fortunate, especially in an historical event ?
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 08:17 am
@Ionus,
give a monthly parcel and donation to the local food bank, don't need a special day to remember those less fortunate

as i stated, i like the art and iconography of holidays and events (and religions), don't put much stock in the specifics of the holiday or event
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 08:21 am
@djjd62,
This is pure myth--part of the "New England-centric" mythic history of the United States. Them boys up in Massachusselly did a hell of a job of making it all about themselves.

The victory of Meade's army over Lee's army at Gettysburg was a watershed in the course of the war. Even though the handwriting was already on the wall for the South, thanks to the uniformly successful campaigning in what was known as the West--the focus of political discourse was on the East, and the Gettysburg victory was a great relief to Lincoln, who would face a tough re-election campaign in the following year. In October of that year, he issued his day of thanksgiving proclamation, and it has been observed ever since. It was a wise political move, and, for once, the politics were forgotten, and have been replaced by a sincere and devout love of overeating and televised football.
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 08:22 am
That picture is pretty damned funny for another reason, too. Them Puritan boys and girls would have starved to death if the Indians had not fed them.
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 09:13 am
http://www.savagechickens.com/images/chickennamecall.jpg
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thack45
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 09:16 am
@Ionus,
Ionus wrote:

I am not criticising anyone who stops to be thankful for what they have.....
Well not for another six words anyway...
Quote:
but who are they thanking and shouldnt our good times be tempered with a moment of reflection for the less fortunate, especially in an historical event ?
thack45
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 09:28 am
@djjd62,
Thank you and a happy ordinary Thursday to you!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 12:58 pm
@shewolfnm,
Bowl of cereal.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 01:00 pm
@djjd62,
Thanks for the happy thoughts DJ. I'll dedicate my plate of turkey and the fixins in your honor.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 01:03 pm
@shewolfnm,
granola bar and a bananana.

ham and beans later...

(i was unable to find a tofurkey this year)
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