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  •  I have never liked Thanksgiving (8+ / 0-)

    and will not celebrate it.

    A friend invited me to her Thanksgiving dinner and I graciously declined.

    Fall is about the Harvest and sharing it.

    Tomatoes have always been my family's biggest crop. We can them and use them in a variety of ways through out the winter. I sliced green tomatoes and placed them in ziplock bags for the freezer. Fried green tomatoes are a special dish for us.

    Good morning and Happee Twosday Ojibwa.

    "the Devil made me buy this dress!" Flip Wilson as Geraldine Jones

    by BlueJessamine on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 08:42:15 AM PST

    •  fair enough (7+ / 0-)

      to many non-Christians Christmas is just "Happy winter present day".  But I still enjoy the carols etc.  

      Because of the history many native American justifiably rather not celebrate a day so linked to massacre and theft.  A matter left up to the individual.

      fact does not require fiction for balance (proudly a DFH)

      by mollyd on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 08:50:06 AM PST

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    •  I prefer a (3+ / 0-)
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      Alice's Restaurant Anti-Massacre Movement celebration.

      White-collar conservatives flashing down the street, pointing their plastic finger at me..

      by BOHICA on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 09:24:04 AM PST

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      •  asdf (5+ / 0-)
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        "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" is a musical monologue by singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie released on his 1967 album Alice's Restaurant. The song is one of Guthrie's most prominent works, based on a true incident in his life that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965, and which inspired a 1969 movie of the same name. Apart from the chorus which begins and ends it, the "song" is in fact a spoken monologue, with a repetitive but catchy ragtime guitar backing.

        Though the song's official title, as printed on the album, is "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" (pronounced "mass-a-cree," not massacre), Guthrie states in the opening line of the song that "This song's called 'Alice's Restaurant'" and that "'Alice's Restaurant'... is just the name of the song;" as such, the shortened title is the one most commonly used for the song today.

        In an interview for All Things Considered, Guthrie said the song points out that any American citizen who was convicted of a crime, no matter how minor (in his case, it was littering), could avoid being conscripted to fight in the Vietnam War.[1]

        The Alice in the song was restaurant-owner Alice M. Brock, who in 1964 used $2,000 supplied by her mother to purchase a deconsecrated church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where Alice and her husband Ray would live. It was here rather than at the restaurant—which came later—where the song's Thanksgiving dinners were actually held.


        Thanks, I didn't know this.

        "the Devil made me buy this dress!" Flip Wilson as Geraldine Jones

        by BlueJessamine on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 09:43:04 AM PST

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