IF - Happy Thanksgiving
Here in Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving in October so it feels like deja vu all over again this week. Canadian media is so enriched with American content it almost feels like Thanksgiving here again.
Besides the difference in scheduling there are some subtle differences in the way we enjoy our turkey-lisious holiday. Here Thanksgiving is a time when all Canadians give thanks to Sir John A. Mac Donald for defeating the giant squirrels, and creating maple syrup. A traditional thanksgiving dinner includes turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, and maple syrup gravy which is generously applied to everything. In our home after dinner the kids would gather in the front yard to watch Sir John wrestle the giant squirrel to the ground. When we grew older we realized that it was really mom and dad in costumes, and not the real Sir John A. and giant squirrel.
Despite the lack of giant squirrels and maple syrup, I still think that Americans know how to do Thanksgiving right. The Macy's Parade, Pilgrims, yams, and a super long weekend! Pickledog and I have so much to be thankful for this year, and we would like to wish all of our American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!