Happy Thanksgiving to my MyLot friends. Are you doing anything special today?

@TheHorse (165982)
Walnut Creek, California
November 24, 2022 11:47am CST
I miss Thanksgiving gatherings with my extended family. We used to gather in Chicago, Montana, New York or Washington, with family members coming in from all around the world. But the hosts of these gatherings have moved on to the next coil, grown older and tired of being hosts, or simply become tired of travel. I'll be spending this afternoon and evening with friends here in California. I have spent many Holidays with them, and it will be an enjoyable occasion. But I admit to missing the gatherings with my own family, spread out as we are. If you celebrate Thanksgiving, how will you be spending it? Does your extended family still get together at Christmas, if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving?
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@marguicha (196351)
• Chile
24 Nov
We don´t celebrate Thankgiving here. But I think it is a nice holiday for all but turkeys
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
The turkey in the photo I attached was attacking his own reflection in a chrome bumper. They are not "brilliant birds."
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@marguicha (196351)
• Chile
24 Nov
@TheHorse You never know what they are thinking
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@sallypup (51532)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Nov
@TheHorse When we were raising turkeys, a Tom turkey reached up and snagged an old receipt out of my pocket. So maybe not so dumb a bird?
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@FourWalls (49223)
• United States
24 Nov
I’ve had my turkey and taters, and I’m ready for some apple pie!!! I’m just lounging around the house today, taking the day off. I deserve it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Kitty!
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@FourWalls (49223)
• United States
25 Nov
@TheHorse — I’m not as watchful as Don Henley’s lawyers on You Tube, but I couldn’t pass it up to point out that you’re quoting “Deportees” again…. But it is Thanksgiving and quoting Arlo Guthrie is the way to go! Now, go have a Thanksgiving dinner that can’t be beat, and watch out for officer Obie.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
Thanks, FourWalls. Did you notice that I resisted the temptation to say my family is "scattered like dry leaves" around the world? I think you busted me for that bit of "micro-plagiarism" a few years ago
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
@FourWalls OK, link me to the Arlo song. Deportees is probably my favorite Woodie song.
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@celticeagle (139629)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Nov
Same here with the next coil thing. Nice that you have friends to spend the day with. I miss the old days when the family was together. I have great memories though so that is nice. I am having a special dinner. I am having a special time with what family I have here. I am watching some special on tv too. So three specials today isn't bad. Haha
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@celticeagle (139629)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Nov
@TheHorse .......Pretty special indeed. I don't watch sports.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
Sounds special! Oh, there are football games on today as well. I have no idea who is playing
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
@celticeagle I was once a pretty big sports fan. But not so much right now.
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@sharon6345 (323670)
• United States
24 Nov
I am here alone but loving the day of clearing up and putting things away.
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@sharon6345 (323670)
• United States
25 Nov
@TheHorse Cozy is the word that makes home welcoming. Clean is another to just be adored.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
@sharon6345 Ah, thanks for the reminder. I'm going to put my dishes in the dishwasher and enjoy the soothing sound.
@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
I am always glad when I return home to my cozy little house.
@DaddyEvil (102953)
• United States
24 Nov
I used to host one of the family gatherings at Thanksgiving. Since we moved into this small house, we don't have room to play hosts and nobody else in the family took over the job. Pretty and I had our Thanksgiving dinner last Sunday. I hope your holiday goes well, pony.
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@DaddyEvil (102953)
• United States
25 Nov
@TheHorse Because this house is too small to host a gathering. It's just Pretty and I now.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
What did you have? I have never cooked a turkey "all by myself."
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
@DaddyEvil Why did you stop?
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@arunima25 (78065)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy it with your friends there Will the turkey in picture be on your plate for dinner?
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
I will never tell!
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@arunima25 (78065)
• Bangalore, India
26 Nov
@TheHorse . I can come up with my theories.
@kaylachan (39628)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Nov
My husband and I just got home. We have a list of chores awaiting us, so we'll be pretty busy for a little while.
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@kaylachan (39628)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Nov
@TheHorse Planning on it.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
Will you have a Turkey Day dinner?
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
@kaylachan I hope it was fun. I just ate some leftovers.
@rebelann (102902)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Nov
They're all in another dimension so I just celebrate with the kritters ..... my friends are busy with their families and I never intrude
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@rebelann (102902)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Nov
It's been so long I don't miss it anymore.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Nov
@rebelann I still do.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
I had a good time yesterday, but I still miss being with my own extended family.
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@jobelbojel (33737)
• Philippines
24 Nov
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. I know it will be different in the coming years. Still good that you can celebrate.
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@jobelbojel (33737)
• Philippines
24 Nov
@TheHorse Yup thanks!
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
@jobelbojel Every day is a Holiday if we look at it right.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
Happy Thursday to you!
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@LeaPea2417 (35088)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Nov
We ate with my side of the family. We all went to a restaurant.
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@LeaPea2417 (35088)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Nov
@TheHorse it was a good get together with good conversation and good food.
@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
Did you have a good time?
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@noni1959 (9237)
• United States
25 Nov
I drove to my son's for Thanksgiving. He made a prime rib and we had fancy breads, cheeses etc. My daughters are back home with all of them sick. I don't see my siblings or families anymore. They are in CA.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
Where in CA are they?
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@noni1959 (9237)
• United States
25 Nov
@TheHorse Siblings and their families are in Bakersfield. One of my granddaughters is in Tehachapi.
@JudyEv (293704)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
At some point over Christmas I expect to get together with my sister. There is just the two of us now. We'll also get in touch with the remaining five of Vince's six siblings. One passed away some years ago and one lives in Bali so we won't be visiting him but Vince will no doubt email.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
How far away does your sister live?
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@JudyEv (293704)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Nov
@TheHorse She is only about an hour away now.
@NJChicaa (109845)
• United States
24 Nov
I’m at my parents’ for dinner
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
That sounds like fun. Will you be cooking together?
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Nov
@NJChicaa How old is the Monster?
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@NJChicaa (109845)
• United States
24 Nov
@TheHorse the Monster is cooking
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@LindaOHio (109106)
• United States
25 Nov
All of my husband's family is gone except for cousins. We spend Thanksgiving alone. We are the oldest survivors in his family. We bought a pre-made dinner from Giant Eagle. It wasn't bad; and I ate too much! Hope you had a good day with your friends.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
We had a good time. It was a smaller gathering than usual, but the conversation was good.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Nov
@LindaOHio A friend and I had just gotten back from a hike on Mt. Diablo. This was a couple of years ago. As we were approaching my truck, we spied this Jake (young male) defending his hens against his own reflection in the shiny wheels and bumper of a pick-up truck (not mine). I shook my head and snapped the picture.
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@LindaOHio (109106)
• United States
26 Nov
@TheHorse That's good to hear. I want to hear the details about the picture! That is SO COOL! We hardly ever see turkeys around here.
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@GardenGerty (148077)
• United States
25 Nov
We get together at Thanksgiving. Fewer people every year now. We go to my brother's house. I may not go again, but will visit other times. There are somethings in my life that are making me sad and this emphasizes it.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
Are the "elders" passing on? I always miss them, but especially during the Holidays.
@maclanis (2166)
• Belgium
25 Nov
I'm from Europe, so I've never celebrated Thanksgiving myself. I would one day like to attend a Thanksgiving celebration. I've seen it on TV shows so many times, and it seems like a fun tradition.
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@RasmaSandra (59561)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Nov
I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. I, of course, was hanging out with my cats and all day I have been watching old Thanksgiving Day Parade videos on YouTube remembering when ages ago mom and I watched together in NYC while the turkey was cooking. Finally, after all the singing and music, my Ringo sat at the edge of the table and also started singing.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
I'm glad Ringo enjoyed the day. I hope I get to watch Miracle on 34th Street this year.
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@sarik1 (5888)
25 Nov
Happy thanksgiving. have a nice day.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
I hope you had a nice day as well!
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@oahuwriter (27770)
• United States
25 Nov
Well, I've pardoned my turkey and had hamburger steaks with mushroom gravy. Our family, no longer celebrate holidays, our family mostly passed, so we decided not to celebrate. I usually am home, puttering around the kitchen, cooking something not too much leftovers. Tv and meal with dessert for holidays. As I've aged, like comforts y home. Happy Thanksgiving. Would you know it, my wall socket got clogged, on one side. Being afraid of fire hazard, I texted my Resident Manager about it. He came to look at it, today, Thanksgiving day. He'd like an electrician by tomorrow. Our landlord opens on Monday, so I'm waiting for now, about what'll happen. Guess it best to get it fixed quick.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
Oh snap. I hope it gets fixed quickly. Pardoning your turkey was kind. I'm not sure how the hamburger steak feels about it, though.
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@oahuwriter (27770)
• United States
26 Nov
@TheHorse Ok, ok, you got me. Itsy not a fire hazard, so coming week it'll be fixed. Going to ask about hinges, if it'll get fixed. Not imminent so so busy handyman, has hinges at bottom of to do list. It's ok.
@LouAvul (2246)
25 Nov
We went to the brother-in-law's for three hours.
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@TheHorse (165982)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
Was it a good time?