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.