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« on: November 24, 2003, 09:35:42 AM »

I thought I'd just start a thread about what everyone in the USA is doing for Thanksgiving.

My wife Michaela and I are are going to drive to North Carolina tomorrow at about 1 pm.  It should take anywhere from 8-12 hours, depending on traffic.

On Thursday we will have dinner with her parents and brother.  It will be a traditional dinner along with the Slovak additions of capusta (cabbage--yuck!) and knedli-ìky (dumplings).

We will see my parents as well.

What are the rest of you all doing?

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2003, 10:39:37 AM »

Going to visit my parents and have the meal there.  Since they're only 60 miles away, it won't be that inconvenient.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2003, 11:08:03 AM »

OFF FROM WORK AND SCHOOL!

That's good enough for me.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2003, 11:27:13 AM »

Nothing.  I am working both ends of the holiday (I work a graveyard shift), so I am going to be sleeping all day (I hope).  I have the same plans for Christmas, since I am working both ends of that one too.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2003, 12:31:21 PM »

My children and grandchildren will all come to our house and we will have the traditional dinner.  I love it when they are all home, not that they live far away but they don't always show up at the same time.
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2003, 12:48:07 PM »

Nothing.  I am working both ends of the holiday (I work a graveyard shift), so I am going to be sleeping all day (I hope).  I have the same plans for Christmas, since I am working both ends of that one too.

I'm sorry.  Blessed are the meek (or should I say persecuted?).

I'll probably be at Grandma's most of the day and then drive to a (Orthodox) friend's house a couple hour's away and spend a day or so there.  Then, I'll visit some other relatives back in town toward the end of the weekend.
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2003, 02:11:02 PM »

Have you ever had a turkey spackled with Indian spices all over so much that it doesn't come out nice, juicy, and golden brown like on TV, but spicy, somewhat on the dry side, and looking like a turkey shaped pile of dirt?  Well, I do.  

Every year.
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2003, 02:12:40 PM »

I'll be seeing family too, but half* of them won't be around, doing travelling and what not in the old country.  Mostly, though, I'll just be taking a break from school!  

*Half of the ones I like, anyway.  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2003, 02:13:40 PM »

It's really not as bad as I make it sound.
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2003, 08:51:39 PM »

Have you ever had a turkey spackled with Indian spices all over so much that it doesn't come out nice, juicy, and golden brown like on TV, but spicy, somewhat on the dry side, and looking like a turkey shaped pile of dirt?  Well, I do.  

Every year.    

I don't know about the turkey, but I definitely go through the Indian spices part. Everyday. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2003, 09:03:05 PM »

I don't know about the turkey, but I definitely go through the Indian spices part. Everyday. Smiley

Somehow, I knew you would.  Tongue

And Vicki, neither the holiday nor the turkey are as bad as I make it sound.  The turkey's pretty good, actually, it just doesn't look as good as the nice, juicy, golden brown Butterball turkey on the dinner table on the TV commercials, and once, just once, I'd prefer that.  I've been in America all my life, and have yet to see, smell, and taste "American" turkey on Thanksgiving.  I need to hook up with some Pilgrims instead of hanging out with all these Indians.  

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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2003, 10:33:04 PM »

I'm traveling with my family to my mom's in Myrtle Beach; she recently had surgery and needs some help around the house.  While visiting, we will attend the local Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday.

A safe and well rested holiday to all.
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2003, 12:09:36 AM »

Thanksgiving is at our house this year. This is the first Thanskgiving for Niki and I in our new home and I am making the turkey, stuffing, yams, green beans, etc. My son and daughter are coming over and my Mother.

Niki's parents are coming from Bethany Beah, DE and are making many Greek dishes (e.g., spaniikopata, baklava, etc). Niki's sister is coming with her boyfriend and she is making tiramisu for dessert. We have Ouzo (Opa!) and plenty of wine and Bacardi Vanilla for rum and coke.

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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2003, 12:19:03 AM »

I will be attending church on Thursday morning. We have a Pan-Orthodox liturgy in honor of the holiday.
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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2003, 12:31:11 AM »

I'm not sorry--I get holiday pay for working it.  Besides, I work at an answering service.  I get to reach the doctors for everyone who gets sick for eating too much turkey!  Tongue Actually, the busiest day for us is New Year's day.  For some reason, everyone gets sick after New Year's parties for some reason! Shocked
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« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2003, 12:54:15 AM »

I'll be having dinner at my youngest son's house (about 20 minutes from where I live).

It will be a sort of Russo-American spread, since my wife and my son's wife are both Russians.

I envy Tom's baklava, BTW. I love that stuff, especially after it is a day or two old. It just seems to get better!

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« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2003, 01:17:19 AM »

I'm traveling with my family to my mom's in Myrtle Beach; she recently had surgery and needs some help around the house.  While visiting, we will attend the local Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday.

A safe and well rested holiday to all.

That GOA parish is lovely.  

My friend Fr Gabriel is the priest of the Antiochian mission there.

I really like Myrtle Beach.

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« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2003, 02:37:19 AM »

Divine Liturgy at 9:00 AM followed by all-day meal prep - I'm the chef dela casa- for feast of  traditional American fare at 6PM hosting a few friends who must work that day in the medical field. Hence, I must timely ration the wine from 11 to 6. Smiley

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