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.