Thanksgiving 2009

I haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving in several years.  It’s just not convenient to take two days off work at the end of November when none of my English family have the same time off.  Four days isn’t really enough time to take to visit my family in the US.  My first husband was a Vegetarian so baking a turkey for only me seemed a bit excessive…

Every Thanksgiving I get the same round of questions:

What’s involved?  Is it “bigger” than Christmas?  What’s the point?  If you’re getting together with family in December anyway, why bother with Thanksgiving?

When I first came to England I did miss my American accoutrements; however, these days I don’t miss it.  So I’m wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a joyful run up to Christmas.