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Happy Thanksgiving To Our American A2K'ers

 
 
aidan
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 01:08 pm
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k46/aidan_010/thanksgiving.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 03:38 pm
So my cousin, whom I love even though she sends me many sappy emails along with interesting ones, sent this, which I admit to liking -


A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.

Every word out of the bird's' mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary.

Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.
Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard
for over a minute.

Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude.

As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly, "May I ask what the turkey did?"


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!
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Foofie
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 03:38 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

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.


I thought the meaning of Thanksgiving was to give thanks to the early colonists for eventually making this a diverse society where many can live comfortably, rather than the ethnocentric, religious exclusivity, of many a European country? Personally, I give thanks to this country being "a great Protestant nation." I could not imagine us being a world power if this was just another "Catholic country." It almost seems like God's plan, since tough times need tough characters.
McTag
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 06:13 pm
@Setanta,

Quote:
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.


Facking A
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 06:32 pm
@Foofie,
Foofie wrote:

Setanta wrote:

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.


I thought the meaning of Thanksgiving was to give thanks to the early colonists for eventually making this a diverse society where many can live comfortably, rather than the ethnocentric, religious exclusivity, of many a European country? Personally, I give thanks to this country being "a great Protestant nation." I could not imagine us being a world power if this was just another "Catholic country." It almost seems like God's plan, since tough times need tough characters.


<shrugs>

I give thanks on Thanksgiving for the good things that have happened to me and those who I love, and am grateful for what I have.

I had sardines and herring for breakfast and duck and ham for supper.

plus....

cheddar chesse and raw veggies
brussel sprouts
peas
cornbread stuffing
coleslaw
corn on the cob
lemon garlic olive oil green beans
cranberry sauce
yams
mashed potatoes
creamed onions
2 types of gravy
rolls
choclate cream pie
cherry pie

Well, I didn't have all those things, but they were there. I'll sure be sampling all of that over the next few days.

I actually didn't eat much at all. Was enjoying our company too much. Our neighbor, who made the duck, dressing and one of the gravies, and a friend, who brought some books.
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Ionus
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 10:09 pm
@djjd62,
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give a monthly parcel and donation to the local food bank
Well done. I thought you were a kind hearted person.

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don't put much stock in the specifics of the holiday or event
I understand what you mean, and it is not directed at you specifically, but I question what some people think of thanksgiving...obviously some still give thanks to God, but the others who also give thanks...to whom or what are they thanking ?

Here in Oz we celebrate Australia Day on the arrival of the First Fleet. It is a day some Aboriginees would rather forget. I always temper my celebrations of being grateful for living here with what it cost. I was curious whether this is done by others in a similar culture for similar reasons on a similar holiday.
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Ionus
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 10:15 pm
@thack45,
I wasnt aware a question could be a criticism unless you have predetermined guilt.
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Letty
 
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Reply Fri 26 Nov, 2010 09:55 am
@djjd62,
Thank you, dj. Just found out that RichLittle was a Canuck.

My post on edgar's songs that tell stories.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFDSobNnfQs&feature=related
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George
 
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Reply Fri 26 Nov, 2010 04:02 pm
@Foofie,
Foofie wrote:
. . . Personally, I give thanks to this country being "a great Protestant nation."
I could not imagine us being a world power if this was just another "Catholic
country." It almost seems like God's plan, since tough times need tough
characters.

Stand beside her
And guide her
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 26 Nov, 2010 04:08 pm
@George,
And glide her, to the
shining sea.
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jcboy
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2011 07:22 pm
We will be having two Thanksgiving dinners and this will be my first in quite a few years with family and not just friends. The three of us will celebrate Thanksgiving together then on Saturday we will have another dinner at my sister in laws house in Tampa, Antonio’s grandma will be in town this weekend.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2011 07:45 pm
@jcboy,
Enjoy! And have a happy!
jcboy
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2011 07:46 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Thanks! Smile
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2011 08:14 pm
So JCboy resurrected this tripe, eh?
MMarciano
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2011 08:18 pm
@Setanta,
He doesn't pay attention to anything, except commercials.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2011 08:22 pm
But wait, there's more ! ! ! Now how much would you pay? Millions were suckered at $19.95, but for a limited customer only, $29.95 ! ! !
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2011 08:28 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:

Enjoy! And have a happy!

Come on! Don't tease us!! Have a happy what?!?! Surprised

Enquiring minds NEED to know!
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2011 08:38 pm
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2011 08:46 pm
@tsarstepan,
And you live in New Yawk, Boston boy?? When I lived there, "have a happy" was about as common an expression as "have a nice day" is elsewhere.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2011 08:57 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I never said I was in the know type of person. Razz
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