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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 26, 2014 at 3:19pm

I agree with Patricia:

"It's not just for your's anytime that it's needed."

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 26, 2014 at 3:16pm

When I was in China, I was told that some of the meat would be either cats or dogs, I can't remember. I checked with my interpreter to let me know if he knew when it was being served. 

Every morning, without fail, two eggs were deep fried and placed on my plate. It didn't matter whether I was in north or south China. For some reason, Chinese hotels thought US travelers wanted deep fried eggs for breakfast. I was there just after the restrictions were taken down and white skin and round eyes were rare. 

We haven't celebrated religious traditions in several years. This year again, we will have a Yule log, which is not based on christian religion but is an ancient custom derived from Old Norse hjól, wheel, referring to the moment when the wheel of the year is at its low point.

We are having Thanksgiving dinner here at Laura's. The great-grandkid won't be here; there will be a lot of other extended family joining us. 

Bing Crosby's family would spend their summers at Hayden Lake in north Idaho. My dad was a contractor and often had jobs there building new homes. I was in high school at the time. I became acquainted with the Crosby twins and they were fun, but had very tight rules on them. They resented their restrictions and sometimes would climb out the windows at night to join our night parties. 

Comment by Patricia on November 26, 2014 at 2:08pm

Never could stand B.Crosby, White Xmas, or not.

Comment by Michael Penn on November 26, 2014 at 2:03pm

Mary Frances had the role of Kristin on the older Dallas TV series. I heard her say once that she could never have played that role if Bing was still alive. He would of had one hellava fit.

Comment by Patricia on November 26, 2014 at 1:24pm

Sounds like a plan, Felaine.......

Comment by sk8eycat on November 26, 2014 at 12:05pm

My parents had the Bing Crosby 78 RPM xmas albums (and played them a lot) when I was a kid.. 

When I was older, and read what his sons had to say about Crosby's idea of fathering, I was shocked, appalled, sickened.  He didn't know Jack Schidt about how to be a parent.  Or a husband...I think he drove Dixie...his first wife...into alcoholism. Makes me wonder WTF their xmases were really like.

Comment by Michael Penn on November 26, 2014 at 11:41am

I don't celebrate but I'm not against it. I avoid the radio at holiday time. I like Bing Crosby at Christmas but we are way past that time. A few gits in a stocking are not enough today. Junior might get pissed coz he didn't get a new sports car. With what the holidays have become just leave me out. I checked the mail while ago and it's snowing again.

"I'm Dreaming Of A White Thanksgiving

But I liked the ones where it didn't snow"

Comment by sk8eycat on November 26, 2014 at 11:41am


Comment by Plinius on November 26, 2014 at 11:16am

Yes boring - it's all compulsory buying and eating, no matter how you feel. So I never celebrate Sinterklaas, xmas, easter and all the rest, and I feel better because of it. I celebrate good days and the arrival of nice people and the trips around the sun I made with partner.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 26, 2014 at 11:05am

A lot of desperate people have turned weird things into "delicacies," like snakes, snails, birds' nests (made from bird saliva), shark fins, fugu, octopus and squid....GAHHHHHH!  IMO, all squid is good for is swordfish bait.

I often wonder who was the first person to cook and eat an artichoke, or an egg.  I mean, raw eggs look icky, but they are so useful, cooked or raw (mayonnaise!)....and plain steamed artichokes are WONderful, IF you know how to eat them correctly.  Thistles, for gourd's sake!

And several Asian countries kill and eat puppies....[shudder].  If they are THAT hungry, they should stop reproducing.  I won't even eat veal.  I don't have any qualms about eating chicken or turkey....they don't have enough brains to know what's happening to them, but there ARE farm "sanctuaries" that feed the turkeys on thanksgiving....

I wish the gov't had never declared this a holiday.  It's too close to Solstice, xmas, New Year....actually the gluttony starts with Halloween.  I used to enjoy Halloween when costumes (and treats) were homemade and clever, but it's just as boring as everything else now.


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