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Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Nov 21, 2007 #1


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    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!1111

    Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

    For those traveling - have a safe and pleasant trip and come home safely.

    And wherever you be - have a pleasant and happy holiday. For those not observing the holiday, mostly outside US, have pleasant and fruitful days as well.

    I'll be traveling to Houston and visiting parents and sister's family, so I probably won't be around much until Sunday.
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    Bit early,no? But that is ok! :smile:

    My Thanksgiving weekend starts in abouit 2.5hr. :approve: Course my weekend would start in 2.5hr anyway but that is just a detail.

    Looks like Ivan and Tsu will be haveing dinner with us. :cool:

    I am looking forward to a fun day with some good food.
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    Right back at you, Astronuc! Hope your family has a great time. We're having a quiet day tomorrow - my father is coming down to share a meal with us and play some card and dice games.
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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

    Me, Dr Foofer and the Fruit Bat will be opening a pack of hotdogs and unpacking boxes.
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    Happy Thanksgiving from Iowa City, IA.

    We're glad we drove in late last night. It's going to snow between here and Chicago today, so driving would not be a fun thing.

    I'm helping with the turkey again this year. Let's see what "creative" stuff I can do with the bird.

  7. Nov 21, 2007 #6
    May everyone has a great day of feasting! Because I am always thankful for good friends and family, this year i will be thankful for material objects.
    my remote control
    my microwave oven
    M & M candy
    and all the things that make my life a bit easier!
    Enjoy the day all.
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    Time to post my favorite Thanksgiving poem once again.


    When I was a young turkey, new to the coop,
    My big brother Mike took me out on the stoop,
    Then he sat me down, and he spoke real slow,
    And he told me there was something that I had to know;
    His look and his tone I will always remember,
    When he told me of the horrors of..... Black November;

    "Come about August, now listen to me,
    Each day you'll get six meals instead of just three,
    "And soon you'll be thick, where once you were thin,
    And you'll grow a big rubbery thing under your chin;
    "And then one morning, when you're warm in your bed,
    In'll burst the farmer's wife, and hack off your head;
    "Then she'll pluck out all your feathers so you're bald 'n pink,
    And scoop out all your insides and leave ya lyin' in the sink;

    Well, the rest of his words were too grim to repeat,
    I sat on the stoop like a winged piece of meat,
    And decided on the spot that to avoid being cooked,
    I'd have to lay low and remain overlooked;
    I began a new diet of nuts and granola,
    High-roughage salads, juice and diet cola;
    And as they ate pastries, chocolates and grapes,
    I stayed in my room doing Jane Fonda tapes;
    I maintained my weight of two pounds and a half,
    And tried not to notice when the bigger birds laughed;
    But 'twas I who was laughing, under my breath,
    As they chomped and they chewed, ever closer to death;
    And sure enough when Black November rolled around,
    I was the last turkey left in the entire compound;

    So now I'm a pet in the farmer's wife's lap;
    I haven't a worry, so I eat and I nap;
    She held me today, while sewing and humming,
    And smiled at me and said
    "Christmas is coming"
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    I guess now I'm going to eat oatmeal instead of hot dogs.
  10. Nov 21, 2007 #9
    Happy Thanksgiving to you too Astronuc!

    Below is a serious Thanksgiving poem I wrote for a poetry contest on another forum. I though you all might enjoy it.

    Autumn Memory

    Moist warm atmosphere of
    people laughing and talking,
    pots boiling on the stove.

    Ice crystal lace curtains
    shy away from the comfort,
    forming rivulet prisms
    and fracture sunlight
    into colorful streaks
    on the windows, against the
    stark blue day.

    Blue and White verses Orange and Blue
    “We’re the ones to beat!”
    Old school rivalry.
    Home game this year.
    Field just down the street.
    We hear distant reverberations
    thumping stands!
    drums and trumpets
    sift into our silences.

    Aromas encapsulate us.
    Poultry’s crisp brown skin,
    yeast rolls rise
    golden tan in the oven,
    lazy steam spirals
    from a bowl of buttered beans,
    cinnamon and nutmeg
    spicy scent of autumn pies.

    Each odor is distinct,
    sitting on a shelf, labeled.
    then blended harmoniously,
    a hypnotic nocturne
    casting a spell
    on the sense of smell.

    I swipe a roll
    for the memories.
    The fragrant flaky crust
    and doughy white insides
    stretch apart in a wisp of vapor.
    Too hot to eat. . .
    I wait.
    They’re sweet.
    My favorite food
    my mom used to make.
    – Damn cancer.
    I love when they’re fresh baked.

    The pain lingers only briefly,
    thankful for the time we had
    not forgotten,
    lost in laughs and love
    melting like the mourning frost
    on the window of a
    pleasant memory.

    Happy Thanksgiving all.
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    Evo, at least go out and buy a turkey leg to cook up for yourself!

    Happy travels and turkey day to all.
  12. Nov 21, 2007 #11
    Happy Thanksgiving to all. Have fun, and don't eat too much.
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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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    Pass the Tofurkey, please.
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    :rofl: Thanks MIH!!!

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Kiss Jellyroll for me!
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    Turducken was a bad start. Nobody would eat that. The should have called it a Chuckey. :smile:

    P.S. Have a good thanksgiving!
  18. Nov 21, 2007 #17

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    Thanks! Will do. :smile: I will probably give Jelly a bite of pumpkin pie tomorrow. She is crazy about pie crust!
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    :rofl: I like the suggestion of salt to taste. Hmm, how much salt? 6 grams per person.
  21. Nov 21, 2007 #20

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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

    Yep, we're looking forward to having differentiated turkey!!! [are we having turkey?].
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