Thursday, 23 November 2006

Celebrations

Happy Thanksgiving to any American readers (what's that all about? I have some vague idea of starving pilgrims being invited to share in a feast with the Native Americans). Here in Australia we're celebrating the arrival of a "scorching summer of cricket" with the first test against England starting today. The cafe here at work has a big plasma screen TV tuned in to the match so we're finding even more excuses to just "pop down and grab a cuppa".
I've finished the first vaguely-remarkable sock and have just cast-on for the second. Hopefully we will be able to schedule a fitting for S's useful stocking this weekend (in amongst voting and handing out how-vote-cards - it's the Victorian state election this Saturday).

2 comments:

Genevieve said...

Thanksgiving, that American-est of American holidays... yeah, something about Pilgrims and Indians and sharing food. OK, the story we all learn is that the Pilgrims planned a big feast to thank their new Indian friends for helping them through their first year. They didn't (all) starve to death, and they learned about new crops like corn.

but there's also rumors that the first Thanksgiving was actually in St Augustine, Florida... I have no idea what happend there though!

Anyway. years pass. Americans sort of celebrate Thanksgiving. Abraham Lincoln suggests everyone celebrate it as a way to give thanks during the Civil War. (or something like that.) then Roosevelt declares the 4th Thursday in November THanksgiving and here we are.

in any event, small children now put on plays in schools involving Pilgrims, Indians, and turkeys. We all eat a lot. Traditional Thanksgiving foods include (but are not limited to) turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pie. I think most people eat pumpkin but my mom always makes pecan and I eat neither.

sorry. that was a very long comment for a short little question!

Paisley said...

Long comments are good when they answer the question - thanks!