on Thanksgiving

We all know the story of the Pilgrims coming to America, (even I, the Canadian, know enough about this piece of American history.) They left England (by way of Holland, by way of England, oh nevermind) in search of religious freedom. They lost one of their ships on the arduous journey, and by the end […]

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One Day to Catch Up

American Thanksgiving There had been a snafu with Paul’s holiday schedule and it looked like his only day off for Christmas would be Christmas day.  As an appeasement (and conceding to Paul’s demand) they gave him the day after Thanksgiving.  His parents graciously flew the whole family out on points so that we could get […]

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Thankful

When I first moved to the States, I thought the timing of Thanksgiving so late in the year and so close to Christmas was akward. Why not have it on Columbus Day instead of creating a magnaholiday of Hallowe’en/Veteren’sDay/Thanksgiving/Christmas/NewYear’s? …until I realized that Thanksgiving’s timing in the US was specifically designed to get college students […]

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