HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO OUR FELLOW CANADIANS ON RJ!

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    Oct 12, 2009 4:23 PM GMT
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    Oct 12, 2009 8:33 PM GMT

    LOL! OK never mind. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 12, 2009 8:40 PM GMT
    Iz today?

    Happy Thanksgiving! Why do you have it at the wrong time?

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    Oct 12, 2009 8:43 PM GMT

    lol, what's the right time? Oh, you mean, why do we celebrate it on a different day than the US?


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    Oct 12, 2009 8:47 PM GMT



    "In Canada Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Unlike the American tradition of remembering Pilgrims and settling in the New World, Canadians give thanks for a successful harvest. The harvest season falls earlier in Canada compared to the United States due to the simple fact that Canada is further north.

    The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient. He did not succeed but he did establish a settlement in Northern America. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now called Newfoundland, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. This is considered the first Canadian Thanksgiving. Other settlers arrived and continued these ceremonies. He was later knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him - Frobisher Bay.

    At the same time, French settlers, having crossed the ocean and arrived in Canada with explorer Samuel de Champlain, also held huge feasts of thanks. They even formed 'The Order of Good Cheer' and gladly shared their food with their Indian neighbours."

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    Oct 13, 2009 12:43 AM GMT
    Oooh - Happy Thanksgiving, guys! I think I'll go buy a ginormous turkey drumstick & celebrate right along with you! icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 13, 2009 12:44 AM GMT
    Your a month early.....But I wish you guys the same!
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    Oct 13, 2009 12:45 AM GMT
    Happy Fake-Almost-America Anniversary Day, boys! icon_wink.gif

    Go enjoy a paddle in your kayak for me (unless that pesky water is all frozen up for the winter), and I'll spray-paint a cactus orange since there's no sign of fall here.
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    Oct 13, 2009 12:50 AM GMT


    Momentum_Play, whatever you're planning to do with that drumstick, remember to buy lube too. That's what we do in Canada *blank innocent look* :

    Hillie, how come the US holiday is so LATE?

    zdrew, funny you'd say that, we just put on the seasonal sleigh blades on the kayaks this morning. Oiling the dogs' harnesses as we speak.
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    Oct 13, 2009 12:51 AM GMT
    Happy thank-you-for-the-Indian-land Day!


    mmmm, i am suffering from a Turkey coma... and lovin' it

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    Oct 13, 2009 12:52 AM GMT
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    Momentum_Play, whatever you're planning to do with that drumstick, remember to buy lube too. That's what we do in Canada *blank innocent look* :

    Hillie, how come the US holiday is so LATE?

    zdrew, funny you'd say that, we just put on the seasonal sleigh blades on the kayaks this morning. Oiling the dogs' harnesses as we speak.
    HA! Lube is for amateurs! icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 13, 2009 12:55 AM GMT
    Happy Thanksgiving 'eh!
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    Oct 13, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    I was an honorary Canadian on the island today. Ha ha!! It's actually really cool having friends from all over the world. I've learned about different holidays and traditions I wouldn't have known about before. Plus, two Thanksgiving dinners a year?? SCORE!
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    Oct 13, 2009 1:43 AM GMT
    All us in the U.S., the real America, know that this is really Columbus Day and is to celebrate our love of history on this day when Christopher Columbus, his wife Betsy Ross, President George Washington and his Vice President, and later President Abraham Lincoln came over on the Mayflower after picking up Thomas Jefferson in Paris and they landed in Washington DC. They decided that it was such a good day that mail carriers should never have to work on this day.
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    Oct 13, 2009 1:52 AM GMT
    Happy Thanksgiving to our friends of the north. Save some stuffing for your ol' pal, creature. And pumpkin pie, too. Just two slices. Or three.
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    Oct 13, 2009 1:57 AM GMT

    TheGuyNextDoor , did you say, "Wow,, I can think of several Canadian friends from RJ that I'd love to be eating right now."

    ...that's what we thought.icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Oct 13, 2009 1:58 AM GMT
    I think it's pretty much on target but the real question is why are you guys so early? Save some gibblets for the Americans!
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    Oct 13, 2009 2:01 AM GMT

    Hey Hillie, think of this, my sis makes a chiffon style pumpkin pie! (whipped filling that's light as all get-out)

    *waddles upstairs to fridge.....*

    We're not early! We celebrate it for different reasons, namely the harvest which is earlier than you guys.


    -us guys
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    Oct 13, 2009 2:04 AM GMT
    Hillie saidI think it's pretty much on target but the real question is why are you guys so early? Save some gibblets for the Americans!


    Yeah.. you Americans think you invented Thanksgiving or something.

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    Oct 13, 2009 2:06 AM GMT



    ...and Thirdbeach's surfboard doubles as a banquet table!
    Canadians, inventive r us.

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    Oct 13, 2009 2:13 AM GMT

    lol TheGuyNextDoor, .... the dessert.


    Wouldn't that be you?
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    Oct 13, 2009 2:20 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidI CAN think of several Canadian MEN on RJ that I'd Love to be Eating about right now....
    One second thought, I'll Bring the Dessert!


    And you's be thankful for eating those Canadian MEN, wouldn't you.
    Dessert will you, of course. With some whipped cream.
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    Oct 13, 2009 2:26 AM GMT

    jprichva said, "Yeah, isn't the first frost sometime in late July up there?"


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    Spring starts at 3:20 PM July 5th..First frost about 5 o'clock that evening.
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    Oct 13, 2009 2:27 AM GMT
    Happy Thanksgiving. I am going to visit my distant cousins(mother's side family) next yr......
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    Oct 13, 2009 2:27 AM GMT
    Thirdbeach said
    Hillie saidI think it's pretty much on target but the real question is why are you guys so early? Save some gibblets for the Americans!


    Yeah.. you Americans think you invented Thanksgiving or something.



    No invention in having Thanxs...... Now go hit a wave before supper!