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Friday, November 28, 2008

turkey day!!!

Every fourth of November, people across United States celebrate Thanksgiving Day. People celebrate by gathering at home with family and friends. According to Wikipedia, this is an annual American Federal holiday to express thanks for one's material and spiritual possessions. This feast is related to the deliverance of the English settlers by Native Americans after the brutal winter at Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The most famous dish for this feast is a large toasted turkey. Hmmm... That must be yummy! I wonder how it tastes like. I actually haven't come across a roasted turkey displayed in any feasts and celebrations that I have attended here in the Philippines.

By the way, I have a turkey story. This was actually told by one of my colleagues. It was last year she was taking calls during Thanksgiving Day. They are in the middle of troubleshooting when the customer placed her on hold.

After a 3 minutes the customer came back panting.

customer: I'm sorry about that.
agent: Oh, it's ok sir. But are you alright?
customer: Yes! I'm ok (but still catching his breath). I just caught a turkey on my yard! (laughs)
agent: Oh! Great! Then you will have roasted turkey for dinner,huh?
customer: Yeah! I just hope my neighbor won't come looking for it!

Fortunately our company gave us additional day off for today's celebration since not a lot of people would be calling today. Americans would be busy for Thanksgiving Day.

For me, everyday should be Thanksgiving Day! We must always be grateful with everyday's little miracles. Simple gestures that we sometimes take for granted is actually worth a THANK YOU. Let's live life in the spirit of humility and thoughtfulness!!!

Happy Thankgiving Day everyone!!!


Babette said...

Thanks for the Thanksgiving greetings! :o)

ally said...

You're welcome babette!!!

Kloggers/Polly said...

Allena, In England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland we celebrate Christmas day with a roast turkey this is usually eaten at a late lunch time (just before the Queen's speech at 3.00 pm). It is served with stuffing, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, boiled carrots and boiled sprouts - occasionally with other vegetables as well. Some people serve this with redcurrant jelly. Many people have Christmas pudding (plum pudding) and custard afterwards. Everyone is usually so full afterwards that we all feel that we are going to pop - hehe ..... so our turkey day is on 25th December to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

honey said...

Happy Thanksgiving ally. Your right everyday is a miracle....