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        Susan Bradley

        Today is the American holiday of Thanksgiving.  This year no matter where you live I’d like to give a thanks for each and everyone of you that reads t
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        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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        Thanks Woody! for leaving us with this..


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      • #2315136
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks for this information.  Didn’t know that Thanksgiving was celebrated so extensively around the world, thought it was just a U.S. holiday.

        (The Norfolk Islanders wish they were not part of Australia, but that’s another story.)

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 20H2

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        • #2315155
          AskWoody Plus

          Some nations have, once a year, a traditional day for giving thanks for the year’s blessings, usually around the Northern Hemisphere harvest time (September – November). Several of these celebrations are directly derived from the one in the USA, others have different origins. For example the one in Japan, though influenced by the US tradition, has also roots in a much older Shinto harvest ceremony. This article has  a list of these countries with a brief description of Thanksgiving in each:

          And, while at it: Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

          Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS Mojave + Linux (Mint)

      • #2315147
        AskWoody Plus

        Susan, thanks for all you do. Much appreciated.

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      • #2315154

        Thanksgiving’s celebrated in Phuket! Just picked up some turkey at one of the local delis.

        All the best to you folks. Please stay safe.

      • #2315288
        AskWoody Lounger

        This comes to you from my covid bunker.  I think back to my grandparents and parents time. I am retired so I can stay at home and access all means of electronics for entertainment, tech and news updates. I can use the internet to get meds and groceries delivered to my home. A vaccine is only months away to combat a deadly virus. However, they had no retirement system to rely on and no vaccines to fight a pandemic. They had the movies (though very politically and socially manipulative).  World Wide: two destructive wars, Spanish flu and TB,  a depression, a heinous racial and class system to navigate and no employment/health safety net. For them I am grateful as they started the solid foundations on which we currently live.

        Thanks to Woody, Susan, all the MVPs, contributors and posters – this site has more than tech to delight me.

      • #2315297
        AskWoody Plus

        It is ironic that those Mayflower pilgrims probably would not have survived very long where it not for the pact they made to share food and knowledge with the local tribe(s) of indigenous people.

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