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Old 25-11-2009, 08:34   #1
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Thankful for Sailing (Thanksgiving Greetings)

Even though it is an Americentric holiday I wanted to wish all the yanks a Happy Thanksgiving as the clock is about to tick over midnight here.

I am sure the global financial situation has caused ups for some ond downs for others. For me it was a mixture of ups and downs.

I am very thankful to have my boat which doesn't stay on an even keel so that I can.

Enjoy your holiday, yanks!
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Old 26-11-2009, 09:51   #2
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Thanks Dan...and the best to you as well.

Happy Thanksgiving every one and God bless.
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Happy thanksgiving to all!
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I still do not get this Thanksgiving thing. Is it the same like Halloween? But since the Moderator says they are thankful for sailing I want to say "me too".

I hope this is not something PC and religious and I have not offended anyone.

Thanks to all members for such a nice forum!

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We had a great first Thanksgiving onboard Lehe Paine! Jody did a great job putting on a full-scale Thanksgiving Dinner, although we had to substitute game hens for the meat since there was no way a turkey was going to fit in the oven! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy TG to everyone from me as well.

But can I ask what it is all actually about? Hear about it often, or at least once a year and know it's a damn rough time of the year if you are a Turkey but that's about it really. An anniversary of some sort??

I'd keep your hands away from the young fella in the photo. He looks like he's about to launch a devastating attack on that pile of food. You go hard young fella, the world needs more big strong bowmen
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I presume your joking but just in case.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksg...(United_States)
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I'd keep your hands away from the young fella in the photo. He looks like he's about to launch a devastating attack on that pile of food. You go hard young fella, the world needs more big strong bowmen
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Basically Thanksgiving is a harvest feast. When the first settlers came to America they had a pretty tough time of it for a couple of years. They had a hard time establishing crops and the colonies were in danger of failing. Eventually they had a successful harvest and Thanksgiving is the day it is celebrated.

Don't worry it is not religious or politically incorrect to wish each other well on Thanksgiving - thankfully!

Today Thanksgiving is celebrated starting the 3rd Thursday in November. It is traditional to have a large meal with turkey as the centerpiece although many families celebrate with other types of meals.

Over the years we have had lots of non-American friends join us for Thanksgiving. Without fail they compliment the holiday the festivity and the feast.
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Oh a bit like our Waitangi Day, which I'm sure Stillraining knows all to well

That's a big National Day for us. It celebrates the day way way back (1840) when the Queen of England said her troops would stop shooting the Maori's if they stopped eating her soldiers. Seems to have worked pretty well but the locals still brewed up a few Frenchmen as they kept trying to pinch the cute women.

And we have ANZAC Day where the entire country stops for the day and remembers the Soldiers who fought for us over all the years. It's huge and every town right down to the 1 horse ones gets out to lay wreaths and remember. At 1pm that more formal part finishes and then we all drink to excess. Being a small country 90% of us have lost family in some war sadly. Aussie has the same and it's large there as well. The NZ and Aussie forces have always fought side by side in everything hence the ANZAC, which stands for the 'Australia and NZ Army Corp'. That's a tad historical now as we have separate Armed Forces these days.

Must have been a hell of a rough time, in both countries, back then. So to all who slugged it out, staved it out and still just got on with it, I'm sure we are all very very Thankful.
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Point taken..
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Thanksgiving

Dittos on the Harvest Day aspect. BTW it is also widely celebrated in other places. Here in the Bahamas for instance. Here is a picture frome Green Turtle with friends from S/V Engauge onboard Antares.
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