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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Ozzie in Texas, 26th Nov, 2015.

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  1. Ozzie in Texas

    Ozzie in Texas Well-Known Member

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    This is my second Thanksgiving in the US since our recent move. Last year, I tried cooking the traditional turkey......and promised never again. This year, we bought a pre-cooked.

    I don't really understand the tradition. I have read about it, but still don't understand the rationale for a national holiday. I am happy however to accept a very long weekend to spend with family and friends.

    Before leaving work today, I received hugs and words of gratitude for my efforts from my employer. It was a nice way to start the break. What more could I ask for......other than being shown the true meaning of "thanksgiving".

    Cheers and happy holidays. Good night.
     
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    We are cracking out the turkey on Sunday for the big shindig. No booze of coarse cos we are on site - well, almost no booze anyway.

    I dont understand it either, but then I dont understand most of the national holidays in Australia either.
    Wish people well, eat great food, and drink too much. What can be better.

    The deep fried turkey thing still spins me out.

    Blacky
     
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    Ozzie in Texas Well-Known Member

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    We're trying a smoked turkey this year. I am really trying hard to enjoy eating turkey. Maybe, this is the one........or perhaps, I need to accept I hate eating turkey........as un-American that may be. :p

    I have actually watched one of those cooking shows that tries to sell you on benefits of deep frying........and have witnessed myself falling into a coma that many US citizens fall into.....believing that if quick cooking seals in the juices, it must be good for you.:)

    Today, I received my official drivers license. I now have that, as well as my work permit and residency.......as have finally been able to access credit cards to reestablish my credit history.

    That is "thanksgiving"......regardless of my love/hate relationship with turkeys.


    Gosh......that reminds me of a recent documentary I watched on Netflix about a guy who use to distill alcohol and run it to expat parties........until he was caught.

    Keep safe.
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I lived in Canada for 3 years and remember how big thanksgiving was there.
    I love roast turkey but thankful that we don't have another dead day called thanksgiving in Australia lol.
     
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    Happy exterminating the indigenous people day..
    Feasts celebrating murders..
    Don't get it..
     
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    My brothers fiancé visa arrived yesterday morning. He booked his flight that night. He's going to just make it over in time for thanksgiving so he's over the moon.
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Happy thanksgiving @Ozzie in Texas and any others we have on board from that neck of the woods :)
     
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    We found that the importance of TG was bigger than Xmas when we were there.

    SHOOSH! don't give the Pollies any ideas.
     
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    Happy thanksgiving. Our friends in CA sent us photographs of Mt rose where they are now skiing! They just can't wait for us to get there in 3 weeks. Arghhhh.
     
  10. Ozzie in Texas

    Ozzie in Texas Well-Known Member

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    Verdict - smoked turkey was surprisingly yummy. Last year, I spent some 10 hours baking a stupid turkey that tasted OK. This year, I bought one pre-cooked.....for not much more.

    Good luck to you. Sounds awesome.

    We currently have a balmy night in San Antonio with current temperature of 24C. It is totally wild to me that in another part of the country, people are skiing.
    Thanksgiving commemorates the day a treaty was established between the indigenous people and the new settlers.

    Extermination happened later.........with small pox outbreak being the major killer.......rather than the pilgrims.

    Unlike the Australian experience, the treaty recognized that people actually existed prior to European settlement.
     
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    Ozzie in Texas Well-Known Member

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    Thank you DT. Like Christmas, the day is really about our children and family tradition. It was a nice day.
     
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