Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims seem to go together, just like Christmas and Santa Claus
but the truth is, the Pilgrims never held an autumnal Thanksgiving feast. Before you
cancel the turkey,take a look at the origin of that particular myth. In some ways, the
truth is even more intriguing.To learn more visit Americaís Homepage and take a
virtual tour thru Plimoth Plantation located in Plymouth, Mass. America's Homepage

Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn't sleep,
I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned-- the dark meat and white,
but I fought the temptation with all of my might.
Tossing and turning with anticipation,
the thought of a snack became infatuation.
So, I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door
and gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes,
pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling so plump and so round,
till all of a sudden, I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky
With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie
But, I managed to yell as I soared past the trees.......
happy eating to all---pass the cranberries, please!

Just thinking about Thanksgiving will excite your taste buds. Remembering
how crowded the table was with serving dishes of mashed potatoes, sweet
potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, cranberries, gravy, biscuits, pies and that
huge bird in the center. Family recipes are a guarded tradition, but we found
some of those who are willing to share their secrets. First stop, turkey tips
from Butterball, for that perfect bird. Try something new and different this
year. Kick it up a Notch, talking turkey with emeril. Holiday cooking tips from
the National Turkey Federation. Thanksgiving appetizers to desserts and
everything in between
. What Wine to Serve with the Thanksgiving Turkey?
Some of us have a great deal of stress during the holidays because we want
every detail to be perfect. If this sounds like you, visit
Wired Womenís Guide
to the Holidays.

Those who arenít in the kitchen creating this years Thanksgiving feast are
planted in front of the television. We start the day off with the 74th annual
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, for those who canít wait this is your chance
to get a sneak peek. You guys all know what comes next, the neverending
football, football, and more football. Thanksgiving Day NFL - Schedule and
College Football Schedule
.{At least it keeps them out of the kitchen.}Here
you can check out up coming movies playing on the long holiday weekend at
theaters. Check Hollywood for a second opinionand what is playing and where.
For homebodies and the lazy, Blockbuster and Hollywood Video movie rentals.

Now, what to do with those who canít cook and are always underfoot. Let them
online of course. Kids Domain and Billy Bearís Playground† two good sites especially
for the little ones. Even the little ones can put this turkey puzzle together. Other sites
with games include BlackDogís Thanksgiving fun and games and Thanksgiving games
from the Holiday Spot. The Silly, Mixed-Up Thanksgiving Day. This story is about
Thanksgiving. Fill in the blanks and click on the 'submit' key.Your story will appear on
your screen with your child's information in place. It's all set -- ready for you to read
and print out! Thanksgiving With My Family And Turkey Dressing

NFL Kids Zone has a few games pertaining to football. Interactive Thanksgiving
crossword puzzle highlighting themes from Thanksgiving. Includes hints for those who
need help. Interactive Thanksgiving scramble word game. Choose letters to unscramble
these words related to Thanksgiving. Test your knowledge of Thanksgiving Java Quiz.

Moving on to the young at heart or the Iím just plain bored out of my mind crowd,
shockwave games. Football Frenzy, and Make it Thru just canít get enough of that
football. Letís talk turkeyÖTurkey Trivia ,Turkey Drop, Turkey Shoot, and
The Grand Turkey Hunt. Hereís two games you can also send as cards..
Turkey Hunt, and Lenny Loosejocks

Show family and friends you are thankful to have them in your life. Send an E-Card.
There are hundreds of great Blue Mountain Thanksgiving eCards to choose from!
123 Greetings is another great site. cards from fun to inspirational. You can find the
perfect card for the parade lover here.
On the lighter side Oh My Goodness Cards,
Activegrams, and Cards N Toons. How about a Thanksgiving kiss?
Free electronic postcards for Thanksgiving. Instead of using poems, we use recipes!
Ever kissed a turkey? Message Mates has lots of fun download cards.
A shareware program, Barking Cards Lite lets you create and send personalized
Thanksgiving greetings.


It's Turkey Time is an animated screensaver and a game in one. It's Turkey Time
Screensaver fills your screen with cartoon turkeys that run around on your desktop.
The interactive part of this screensaver starts when you press P while the screensaver is
running. You then get to shoot the turkeys and watch them turn into a roasted turkey on
a plate. Circles of Time Thanksgiving Screen Saver displays an image of turkey ready
to be carved for dinner as turkeys walk across the screen. Options let you run the
program at 640x480 resolution or full screen, and hear the turkeys occasionally
squawking in the background.

Lots of screen savers to choose from including Pikachuís Thanksgiving from
The Screen Saver Directory | Looney Tunes Thanksgiving screen savers
This saver is a basic animation that has turkeys walking around your screen against
a black background. Turkey Saver

Holiday Lights strings rows of Christmas tree bulbs around the edges of your screen,
with festive music playing the background. It even includes a screen saver with gently
falling snow and other seasonal choices to put you in the holiday spirit. Thanksgiving
Picture Pack available. Holiday Lights

Hilda the Turkey Screen Mate
Homer Simpsons Thanksgiving prayer
Adam Sandlers Turkey Song
Move over Martha Stewart
The Ticks Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Comics

B.S. Productions Dance Pages
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Ode to a turkey

When I was a young turkey, new to the coop,
My big brother Mike took me out on the stoop,
Then he sat me down, and he spoke real slow,
And he told me there was something that I had to know;
His look and his tone I will always remember,
When he told me of the horrors of..... Black November;

"Come about August, now listen to me,
Each day you'll get six meals instead of just three,
"And soon you'll be thick, where once you were thin,
And you'll grow a big rubbery thing under your chin;
"And then one morning, when you're warm in your bed,
In'll burst the farmer's wife, and hack off your head;
"Then she'll pluck out all your feathers so you're bald 'n pink,
And scoop out all your insides and leave ya lyin' in the sink;

Well, the rest of his words were too grim to repeat,
I sat on the stoop like a winged piece of meat,
And decided on the spot that to avoid being cooked,
I'd have to lay low and remain overlooked;
I began a new diet of nuts and granola,
High-roughage salads, juice and diet cola;
And as they ate pastries, chocolates and crepes,
I stayed in my room doing Jane Fonda tapes;
I maintained my weight of two pounds and a half,
And tried not to notice when the bigger birds laughed;
But 'twas I who was laughing, under my breath,
As they chomped and they chewed, ever closer to death;
And sure enough when Black November rolled around,
I was the last turkey left in the entire compound;

So now I'm a pet in the farmer's wife's lap;
I haven't a worry, so I eat and I nap;
She held me today, while sewing and humming,
And smiled at me and said "Christmas is comingĒ.

by edgar a. guest

Gettin' together to smile an' rejoice,
An' eatin' an' laughin' with folks of your choice;
An' kissin' the girls an' declarin' that they
Are growin' more beautiful day after day;
Chattin' an' braggin' a bit with the men,
Buildin' the old family circle again;
Livin' the wholesome an' old-fashioned cheer,
Just for awhile at the end of the year.

Greetings fly fast as we crowd through the door
And under the old roof we gather once more
Just as we did when the youngsters were small;
Mother's a little bit grayer, that's all.
Father's a little bit older, but still
Ready to romp an' to laugh with a will.
Here we are back at the table again
Tellin' our stories as women an' men.

Bowed are our heads for a moment in prayer;
Oh, but we're grateful an' glad to be there.
Home from the east land an' home from the west,
Home with the folks that are dearest an' best.
Out of the sham of the cities afar
We've come for a time to be just what we are.
Here we can talk of ourselves an' be frank,
Forgettin' position an' station an' rank.

Give me the end of the year an' its fun
When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done;
Bring all the wanderers home to the nest,
Let me sit down with the ones I love best,
Hear the old voices still ringin' with song,
See the old faces unblemished by wrong,
See the old table with all of its chairs
An' I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers.

We thank thee for our daily bread,
For faith by which the soul is fed,
For burdens given us to bear,
For help that lifts the heart's despair.
We thank thee, Lord, for eyes to see,
The truth that makes, and keeps us free:
For faults -- and for the strength to mend them,
For dreams -- and courage to defend them.
We have so much to thank thee for,
Dear Lord, we beg but one boon more:
Peace in the hearts of all men living,
Peace in the whole world on this Thanksgiving.
Joseph Auslander


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