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We don't have Thanksgiving in England

Blog Posted:11/23/2011 3:26:00 PM
But a very happy Thanksgiving to all American Soupers for tomorrow : )

I live in Plymouth, where the Mayflower sailed from, so I very much wish we did celebrate it.

I'll drink a toast to you all tomorrow : )

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  1. Date: 11/28/2011 3:22:00 PM
    Just put gravy on whatever you eat for three or four days and you'll be celebrating Thanksgiving.

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  1. Date: 11/25/2011 11:51:00 PM

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  1. Date: 11/25/2011 4:37:00 PM
    Thanks for the well wishes and the faithfulness in commenting on my work..Sara

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  1. Date: 11/25/2011 2:00:00 PM
    Thank you Jack! Best wishes to you also. I have visted Plymouth, Mass., in the US, and the little replica village of the first pilgrim settlement, Just this week I watched an old movie, the story of the sailing of the Mayflower. We don't often hear too much about Plymouth England, I would love very much to see more of where you live, this important launching place of our American roots! Best wishes to you and yours!

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  1. Date: 11/24/2011 8:40:00 PM
    Have a wonderful weekend, Jack. I think I heard the clanking of your glass as you gave the toast! Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 11/24/2011 2:33:00 PM
    Thanks, everyone, for your comments. Hope you're all having a great day : )

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  1. Date: 11/23/2011 10:00:00 PM
    Jack, you can simply celebrate your own Thanksgiving....but, I understand how it would be better as a national holiday. Funny how Thanksgiving was sort of launched from Plymouth, but England doesn't actually celebrate it. I believe James hit the nail on the head with his comment. Hey, no matter how diluted Canada's culture becomes, Hockey will continue to be our national religion(the religious zealots just don't openly admit this....but they sure do get antsy during church service when some of the playoff games land early on a Sunday haha!).

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  1. Date: 11/23/2011 5:51:00 PM
    Culture is gradually being eroded in the cities of the UK. I think it's based on the age of us. The US and Canada being young nations still harbour it. There will come a day when it becomes diluted like ours has, sadly :(

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  1. Date: 11/23/2011 4:33:00 PM
    jack, I am glad to see from Natalie here that she voted you number one on her little awards list. I would like to have put you somewhere on the list too!

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  1. Date: 11/23/2011 4:25:00 PM
    Hi Jack-Thanks so much for wishing us a Happy Thanksgiving. I'm glad you will be watching football (I assume) and drinking like the rest of us. BTW...I am voting for you for #1 of my year-end awards (see my blog below). Come and vote if you get a chance :)

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  1. Date: 11/23/2011 4:14:00 PM
    Smile, the humor, they just don't it, I think. Jack I have a friend stateside from England, his name is Nike Manning(last name maybe spelled wrong) he had to explain that to some of his friends, also the 4th of july. LOl. Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 11/23/2011 4:11:00 PM
    Thank you so much Jack. I am thankful to have met you at the soup. May we have years of poetry together. God Bless you and yours always. Love, Carol

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  1. Date: 11/23/2011 4:11:00 PM
    We dont have it here is aus either Jack.. :(

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  1. Date: 11/23/2011 4:09:00 PM
    like Jack i am in England, but i wish all of you in the USA happy thanksgiving. peace to all of you..David

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  1. Date: 11/23/2011 3:51:00 PM
    Thanksgiving is my all time fave holiday 'cause to me it's all about gettin' outa the rat race and relaxin' with good food, good friends, good family, good vibes of gratitude.. do y'all have a holiday like that over there? Or maybe the rest of the world does this more oftenly, we tend to strive to stress ourselves out to be over-achievers over here... Beauty day to ya, jack, namaste~N

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  1. Date: 11/23/2011 3:28:00 PM
    Go ahead and celebrate it. You can be thankful your country is no longer carrying the financial burden we would be for you right now if we had remained a colony. hahaha.

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