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  1. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    22 Nov '12 12:07 / 2 edits
    I wish all Americans a happy Thanksgiving today. I hope everyone can enjoy a tasty meal with mash potatoes and gravy and turkey and dressing and perhaps a pumpkin or pecan pie.

    P.S. How could I forget the corn? 😏
  2. 22 Nov '12 12:55
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I wish all Americans a happy Thanksgiving today. I hope everyone can enjoy a tasty meal with mash potatoes and gravy and turkey and dressing and perhaps a pumpkin or pecan pie.

    P.S. How could I forget the corn? 😏
    Thanks Military Man.

    We don't celebrate that particular festival over here.

    In Britain they call it Harvest festival.

    I have often wondered why we don't celebrate it here, given the fact that
    Ireland is a food island. We are world renowned for our agriculture and our meat
    and dairy product are famous all over the world.

    I was very surprised to learn recently that agriculture in Britain only represents less than 5% of their economy.
  3. 22 Nov '12 13:50 / 4 edits
    Is it the same thing as Harvest? I thought it had something to do with the Pilgrim settlers chowing down with the Native Americans in the early days? yknow - before relations between the settlers and the natives became.... difficult.
  4. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    22 Nov '12 14:18 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by IDrinkYourMilkshake
    Is it the same thing as Harvest? I thought it had something to do with the Pilgrim settlers chowing down with the Native Americans in the early days? yknow - before relations between the settlers and the natives became.... difficult.
    In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is commonly, but not universally, traced to a poorly documented 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving

    P.S. The food stores are closed today on Thanksgiving Day, so if you forgot to buy something you intend to prepare for the thanksgiving dinner, you will have to go to a restaurant to get it. Most fast food restaurants are closed.
  5. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    22 Nov '12 18:59
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I wish all Americans a happy Thanksgiving today. I hope everyone can enjoy a tasty meal with mash potatoes and gravy and turkey and dressing and perhaps a pumpkin or pecan pie.

    P.S. How could I forget the corn? 😏
    Don't think I've ever had corn on Turkey Day. Anyway hope y'all have a satiating day 🙂
  6. 24 Nov '12 11:51
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I wish all Americans a happy Thanksgiving today. I hope everyone can enjoy a tasty meal with mash potatoes and gravy and turkey and dressing and perhaps a pumpkin or pecan pie.

    P.S. How could I forget the corn? 😏
    Much more importantly, it's my birthday!
  7. 24 Nov '12 12:41
    Originally posted by michael liddle
    Much more importantly, it's my birthday!
    Well done.

    Your birthday was so important,
    They even named a shop after you.
  8. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Nov '12 01:14
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Well done.

    Your birthday was so important,
    They even named a shop after you.
    I was just a liddle shop though.....
  9. 25 Nov '12 01:34 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I was just a liddle shop though.....
    If you people don't stop talkin jive I am going to post two Petrosian games with a
    lecture on colour complexes! you have been warned! and if you ignore that i will post
    Colles greatest games! and if you ignore that i will even post some of my own games,
    with the Colle!
  10. 25 Nov '12 17:13
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Well done.

    Your birthday was so important,
    They even named a shop after you.
    Thank you. Strangely, I am yet to receive any financial reward!
  11. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    25 Nov '12 17:32
    Originally posted by michael liddle
    Thank you. Strangely, I am yet to receive any financial reward!
    As sunhouse meant to sey, "It was just a liddle shop though....." 😏
  12. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    25 Nov '12 17:50