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What does Thanksgiving mean to you? (11.23, Thanksgiving Day) [Copy link] 中文

Post time 2006-11-22 11:59:06 |Display all floors
Thanksgiving Day, as celebrated in North America, is a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings enjoyed by these nations and their citizens. However, to many people, its meaning is lost. It has become simply another day for huge meals, dinner parties, get-togethers or reunions. What does Thanksgiving mean to you?

(感恩节是美国国定假日中最地道、最美国式的节日,而且它和早期美国历史最为密切相关。

1620年,一些朝圣者(或称为清教徒)乘坐"五月花"号船去美国寻求宗教自由。他们在海上颠簸折腾了两个月之后,终于在酷寒的十一月里,在现在的马萨诸塞州的普里茅斯登陆。

在第一个冬天,半数以上的移民都死于饥饿和传染病,活下来的人们在第一个春季开始播种。整个夏天他们都热切地盼望着丰收的到来,他们深知自己的生存以及殖民地的存在与否都将取决于即将到来的收成。后来,庄稼获得了意外的丰收,所以大家决定要选一个日子来感谢上帝的恩典。多年以后,美国总统宣布每年十一月的第四个星期四为感恩节。感恩节庆祝活动便定在这一天,直到如今。)
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Post time 2006-11-22 14:43:46 |Display all floors

happiness

another 2 days before I check the salary card.

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Post time 2006-11-23 09:21:25 |Display all floors
it is thanksgiving day ,best wish for  all peopel ,

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Post time 2006-11-23 10:30:05 |Display all floors
to cherish what I have and appreciate who give them to me

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Post time 2006-11-23 11:08:50 |Display all floors
Here's a very famous image: Norman Rockwell's Freedom From Want. This was one of a series of four Norman Rockwell paintings, The Four Freedoms, inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union Address. At the time hese paintings went on tour and raised over $130 million in war bonds.

Although the painting is also known as The Thanksgiving Feast, it appeared in the March 6, 1943 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.  Mrs. Thaddeus Wheaton, the Rockwell family cook, was actually the model for the grandmother serving the turkey.

And, among other things, I'm thankful for all the great people from all over that I've met on the board! :)
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中文我不会读也不会写。Really, I don't.

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Post time 2006-11-23 11:55:32 |Display all floors
Thanks for your remind. huu...What a poor memory!
First of all, I'd like to say thank you for all your encouragement and help sincerely, oggyjj. :)
Well, to me, every day can be Thanks Giving Day, 'cause, you will never predict  the time when one gives you a hand . It happens everywhen and everywhere. Why not show your thankfulness to the helper right away !

Thank you all here!
Vouloir, c'est pouvoir!*(.".)*

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Post time 2006-11-23 16:03:04 |Display all floors
Thanks for your sharing, jeff. I am really curious about the taste of that turkey...

Meanwhile, good luck to your future job, carol.

Thanks for coming here and best wishes to every forumite.
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