Re: [gardeners] Thanksgiving thoughts. (
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 10:40:25 -0400

At 10:15 PM 10-10-98 -0700, you 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. 
>I have to admit my ignorance here and ask... what event does the Canadian 
>Thanksgiving commemorate?  

Bountiful Harvest.


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 :)