I just celebrated my first Thanksgiving since 1999. I do think that it is a bit strange that we have a holiday about “giving thanks” that derived from taking land and freedom from our native Indians.
I will say one thing, USAers know how to eat!! Since I have been back (after my 4 years in Australia) my first thought was that their where lots more USAers! Then I finally noticed that their are not more people, everyone has just grown a little WIDER. I heard on the radio, that airlines are loosing 2 billion dollars (or some crazy high number) on gas prices to compensate for the growth in weight.
So to sum up, I got to celebrate Thanksgiving with a HUGE meal. Just like Oktoberfest is a great holiday to celebrate with the biggest drinking country in the world, Thanksgiving is a great holiday to celebrate with the biggest eating country in the world!!