Thursday, November 15, 2007

Gobble-De-Goo

Gobble-De-Goo: That’s Turkey talk for Eat My Stuffing.

Today I was thinking about Thanksgiving and realized there is a lot about it I don’t know. I really have a lot of questions about the entire holiday. I mean I can cook a great turkey and dressing with all the trimmings but some other things baffle me.


For starters, do American Indians celebrate Thanksgiving? I seriously would like to hear from a Native American because I really don’t know the answer to this one. I mean the whole concept is kind of weird to me. It is like celebrating the beginning of the end. I mean this was sort of the kick off meeting before the Pilgrim Executives took over the new world. Several years ago I worked for an American chemical company that was taken over by an English company(sound familiar?). It all started with a big meeting/meal with everyone happy and friendly and then they took over our company. I don’t celebrate that now though.

Question #2. And I am really serious about this, but were there only white people (and Indians of course) at the first thanksgiving? If so then why do other races in America celebrate? Actually weren’t all the Pilgrims English? Although they were here, they weren’t officially detached from England (no passports) and this wasn’t officially America so shouldn’t it be England not America that celebrates Thanksgiving? Back to the original question, I guess it is like celebrating Oktoberfest if you are in Germany. It’s a good reason to celebrate no matter what who started it.


The other day I saw a show on TV where they discussed alternate meals to serve at Thanksgiving. There were things like tofu turkey, unseasoned blanched veggies, and Low fat Jello with low fat whipped topping. I thought Thanksgiving was all about eating. It was the one holiday truly devoted to overeating and feeling miserable. What is happening to America people?

Ok this last thing and is a little off the subject but I have to talk about it. What’s up with all these Mexicans coming in to “our” country? Do they think they can just waltz into a country without being invited, settle down and make it their home? Who do they think they are anyway, the Pilgrims?

Have a nice day.
Greg

12 comments:

Queenie said...

I think we should have Thanksgiving, any excuse to eat...

Wanda said...

Wow Greg, you pose some very interesting questions...I hope someone will come up with the answers.

I agree...Thanksgiving is for EATING!! So..."Gobble-De-Goo" and pass the Pumpkin Pie!!

Janice Thomson said...

The answers to all your questions are here Greg. Even I learned a thing or two I didn't know about Thanksgiving in Canada. Good post. Don't be a hog now dear Wanda and share some of the pie please...LOL

Wanda said...

Janice: I should have known you would be the one with answers!! And good ones a that. And yes, I'll save you a piece of pie dear friend, and one for Greg.

Lori said...

I think if I had to eat tofu turkey I wouldn't want to celebrate thanksgiving! You do pose some interesting questions Greg. I'm going to check out the answers that Janice gives us. Enjoy the weekend!

dawn said...

Nice to hear from you Greg but I think your thinking to much, eat aload of turkey ,sit down watch football and fall asleep. HaHa Have a great weekend!

Annie said...

Great questions, Greg. We should all give some thought to the answers - and the meaning behind the answers we give.

Kim S in SC said...

Hey Greg! Thanks for visiting my blog! Great questions, good dinner conversation starters! Love your pictures on your other blog!

Kim

snowelf said...

Greg, you never fail to make me laugh! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a very yummy thanksgiving.

(I am not really a fan of turkey, but bring on the stuffing and pie!) ;)

--snow

Rosy said...
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Rosy said...

In my family my grandmother on my father side was of Navaho, Appachee and Spanish and we had Thanksgiving dinner which was a mixture of prayers to all nations (tribes)this was a way of showing respect and to not offend the ancestors and elders of all nations.

Turkey as well as other kinds of meat were the main course which were often buried and cooked in the ground, and then there would be spanish side dishes along with an assortment of Navaho/Apachee bread and some German side dishes.

My father's father was German.

It was not like the usual watch football game style Thanksgiving dinner we used to have, no the T.V. was usually in hiding and out came traditional Indian and Spanish games along with story tellers, dancing, and musical intrustments...we even gave gifts to one another on thanksgiving.

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