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JDL

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Now is the time to reflect on our blessings and give(if possible). So enjoy the gear you have, no matter what you have, somewhere else in the world, someone has nothing. So enjoy the things you have and take a look at your life. By the way, I will not be able to post from 11/28(maybe)-11/30. But I will be back on 6:00 on Sunday. I will be studying music, and not playing. To everyone: Enjoy the holidays :)

 

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Apart fromn the self explanitory title, I'm not 100% sure of Americans thanks-giving day origins or customs. But any day set aside, when people ponder there lives, be thankful for all they have

and get drunk and eat Turkey sounds like a fantastic idea to me.

 

Hope all you guys on the other side of the pond have a great time :wave::freak:

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Well, cup;

 

According to tradition, one of the first colonies in America was very nearly wiped out by disease and starvation. Native Americans assisted this colony by providing food and teaching them how to grow native crops.

 

The first Thanksgiving meal was to express gratitude to those native-Americans the following year by an after-harvest feast; this American colony prepared what is now the traditional dinner, made of indigenous foods: Turkey, Corn, Cranberry, Pumpkins and the like. This dinner became an annual tradition...an opportunity to express gratitude to both God and your family and friends for the blessings you enjoy.

 

This is not necessarily a religious event, although most Christians in America celebrate it that way.

 

It is an American tradition; one thing that is unique among American culture. I, for one, would like to see other cultures begin to celebrate it in some manner.

 

As I mentioned in my Thanksgiving post, I believe each of us should practice "being thankful" for our richly blessed lives much more frequently.

"Let's raise the level of this conversation" -- Jeremy Cohen, in the Picasso Thread.

 

Still spendin' that political capital far faster than I can earn it...stretched way out on a limb here and looking for a better interest rate.

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My cousin has an exchange student from Poland living with her family. She is a very pleasant young lady and very intelligent. I talked with her for a while today, basically explaining American customs as well as family traditions, since she is part of the family now. Obviously Thanksgiving is new to her. She was happy to celebrate it and basically understood it. It's odd, growing up having Thanksgiving every year and having to explain why we celebrate.

 

I'm just glad she has a good sense of humor, since she still has some problems with the slang and doesn't quite catch all the subtle jokes, but she caught on better than my dumb cousin and even made a few about her, so she fit right in.

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..."over the teeth and through the gums, lookout stomach -here it comes!" :D Happy Thanksgiving!

 

...WW Jason DO?

"Suppose you were an idiot ... And suppose you were a member of Congress

... But I repeat myself."

-Mark Twain

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Cheers DBB, it's a real nice story. Unfortunately not many people here know the origins, and it's even nicer that it's one celebrating the native and colonist Americans doing each other good deeds. Hollywood sure has sensationalised all that cowboys and Indians thing. Well I suppose peace and good will don't sell movies.

 

Ooops, I'm rambling...Well thanks for the explanation !! I'll tell as many peops as I can about it.

 

CupMcMali...this monkey's gone to heaven :freak:

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Originally posted by davebrownbass:

...According to tradition, one of the first colonies in America was very nearly wiped out by disease and starvation. Native Americans assisted this colony by providing food and teaching them how to grow native crops...

As a native of Plymouth, Ma., I'm pretty happy to hear others who know the history Dave :D However, you should see what the Native Americans do there now... :eek: I can empathize with them being 4 parts Native American myself, but I feel that the Thanksgiving holiday has moved so far beyond that first event, and that much of what the holiday means to most people now is a day of rememberance, reflection, and gratitude. Be thankful for what you have, what you are able to assist others with, and for the hope that your future holds... Ignore the commercialism for one day, and truly give credit where credit is due :love:

"Suppose you were an idiot ... And suppose you were a member of Congress

... But I repeat myself."

-Mark Twain

http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/63/condition_1.html (my old band)

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Originally posted by Jason Hoyt:

As a native of Plymouth, Ma., I'm pretty happy to hear others who know the history Dave :D However, you should see what the Native Americans do there now... :eek: I can empathize with them being 4 parts Native American myself, but I feel that the Thanksgiving holiday has moved so far beyond that first event, and that much of what the holiday means to most people now is a day of rememberance, reflection, and gratitude. Be thankful for what you have, what you are able to assist others with, and for the hope that your future holds... Ignore the commercialism for one day, and truly give credit where credit is due :love:

Jason and to all interested parties: Socrates said the "unexamined life is not worth living." We live in a world today where we lazily allow others to think for us, feel for us, believe for us. We circle through the calendar year acting a role not written for us...look for the next gig, make sure we get a chunk of dressing. We bemoan all the commercialism and the loss of "what it use to be."

 

I learned some time ago that we can make it "what it use to be" in one instant; simply by looking in ourselves in our own selfishness, and remaking that. We don't need to band together and agree...when we become less selfish, more selfless; not takers but givers. When we look at others first...

 

When we recognize that the key to true happiness is... service; and that by serving others we are abundant.

 

In that instant, the Holidays become what they use to be, full of the love, tenderness, magic that we want them to have.

 

Dickens was not wrong, but we are. We assume that there is only one Scrooge and we are objective observers. No, we are all Scrooges, and we can all be redeemed in "just one night."

"Let's raise the level of this conversation" -- Jeremy Cohen, in the Picasso Thread.

 

Still spendin' that political capital far faster than I can earn it...stretched way out on a limb here and looking for a better interest rate.

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