Re: [gardeners] Thanksgiving thoughts.

Allen and Judy Merten (
Sun, 11 Oct 1998 04:37:06 -0500

Hi Gardeners,
    To all our Canadian friends have a happy Thanksgiving. I can say that all
the meetings that I have had with Canadians have been interesting and most
    I intend to celebrate our Thanksgiving this year as in the past with
pride in my country, and a happy heart that my ancestors had both the good
sense and the good fortune to come here. Anything else is hogwash.
    Bastrop Co.,Tx

Alicia Bayer wrote:

> Gayle Fields wrote:
> >
> > Good morning to you all.  This is the Thanksgiving Weekend for
> > Canadians and I have planned a wonderful feast for my family.
> Gayle,
> I have to admit my ignorance here and ask... what event does the Canadian
> Thanksgiving commemorate?  I've been wanting to switch Thanksgivings (I
> know, this sounds crazy) for a while & maybe I could celebrate yours <g>.
> I love the idea of giving thanks for what we have, but I hate the idea of
> doing it as a celebration for our invading America, stealing Native
> American land & killing off & evicting the people.  I know, technically
> it was that they made it through the first year, but I have NA friends &
> a co-worker whose eyes I now see our Thanksgiving through and I don't
> feel very proud of my country's past.  It must be hard for people whose
> countries have been taken over to have to live through "celebrations" of
> their losses...  So anyway, if Canada celebrates Thanksgiving for some
> other thing maybe I'd adopt that.
> Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadians.
> --That bleeding heart in zone 4 boonies :)