Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving - A Feast for Friends

Like most Americans the third Thursday of November our thoughts turn to giving thanks.  We actually start thinking about it weeks earlier as I begin the search for the ingredients to make the traditional holiday foods.  Last year Ralph, Brittany, and I began a new tradition of making Thanksgiving lunch for our Romanian friends.  As you know the celebration began  many years ago when the Native Americans helped the newcomers from the Old World survive their first winter in their new country.  So the Europeans repaid the Native Americans by hosting a feast.  We tell our Romanians friends

that they are our Native Americans (they laugh wholeheartedly at this!).  They help us survive in a country and a culture that is not our own.  So we invite all those who have befriended us and helped us over the past year.  Let me say the list of guests gets longer and longer as we are blessed with such wonderful friends!  This year we feasted on many of our traditional Thanksgiving foods followed by the kids playing Wii while the ladies made bead bracelets.  I think I can honestly say a good time was had by all!  Happy Thanksgiving!

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