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Thanksgiving question
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Clare    Posted 11-28-2002 at 20:38:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
The other day my daughter, she's eight, asked me what's Thanksgiving. I thought I knew, but having to think of an answer made me realise that I don't really know...because I can't remember what it's all about.

I told her it was a day when families and loved ones got together and ate a lot!!! I know this must be true from what I've read in previous threads here.

I might be on the wrong track but does the day go back to the pilgrims and the Mayflower or am I thinking of something completely different? For some reason I'm thinking of baskets full of produce...but maybe I'm thinking of something to do with harvests.

I'm sure someone here will give me a brief outline of what the day reperesents so I can tell her...and so I know!

If this post seems a bit loopy, don't mind me, it's been a long day and it's not even over yet.

Cheers
Clare
PS: We obviously don't have Thanksgiving Day down here in Oz.


DeadCarp    Posted 11-28-2002 at 21:27:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I could give you the Hollywood version, but then you'd be no better infomed than i am, so let me offer this peek at the real story. :)

Oh, and Happy (what is it, Moomba? No, that's in March - well, no matter - one doesn't need a holiday to be happy! :)

Here's the link--


Clare    Posted 11-29-2002 at 13:57:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the link. It is an interesting read and I can now tell my daughter all about it...giving her a more informed reply.


Patria /PR***Good reading material, thanks***    Posted 11-29-2002 at 13:05:54       [Reply]  [No Email]



Hogman***** Thanks for tha link DC    Posted 11-29-2002 at 04:53:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
It makes some very good reading,Mrs H will read it later. Being half Indian and half white She is a walkin cultural battleground with a strong desire to set tha record straight.


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