Re: [NTLK] Happy Thanksgiving!

From: Lord Groundhog <>
Date: Thu Nov 22 2007 - 20:00:38 EST

~~~ On 2007/11/22 23:52, Gary Moody at wrote ~~~

> Hi folks,
> In the US, we are celebrating a unique American holiday called Thanksgiving.
> It's origins trace back to 1621, a puritanical celebration of harvest and
> survival for european pilgrims in the New Land.
> It later morphed into an autumn celebration of family and friends, giving
> thanks for what the year has brought and, generally, requiring a feast of
> roast turkey and other seasonal delights, along with family time and marathon
> sessions of American football.
> We all have much to be thankful about, at a minimum the wonderful little
> community that we find ourselves associated with here...our Newton family.
> For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving, a happy Thanksgiving to you and
> yours!
> For those of you unfamiliar with this holiday, a happy holiday season to you
> and your families!
> Regards,
> Gary

Happy Thanksgiving indeed! And happy Thanksgiving from this Yank-in-exile
in the UK.

And while we're at it, a very belated (by over a month! Sorry!) happy
Thanksgiving to our Canadian list members. If I hadn't been travelling I'd
have remembered to post back then.

Since the brits don't specially observe the survival of the US and have the
day off for festivities, now that we aren't their colony, I have to make do
with Thanksgiving dinner 2 days late with some American friends (and without
the parade of T-Day football games), so I'll be thinking of of you folks
back home on Saturday. Hope yours has been good!


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