Day 14: You have been assigned the task of creating a new “mascot” to represent Thanksgiving. The turkey is tired of being the holiday bird! What animal, bird, reptile, etc. will you choose? Why? What makes this creature a good representation of the Thanksgiving holiday?
I haven’t read any books about Thanksgiving since I was a kid but I did watch The Mayflower Voyagers earlier today. Here is the review. I watched it on netflix.
This is from the info thing. A new land, a new life. With help from that round-headed kid and others, the Pilgrims settle into their new homeland and celebrate the first Thanksgiving feast.
This movie was a great learning experience. It teaches you about the mayflower and the new world etc. It is only about 25 minutes long but it is great and fun to watch with your kids.
- Canadian Thanksgiving: Not much to do with the Pilgrims (suffonsifisms.wordpress.com)
- History of Thanksgiving Day (webbib.wordpress.com)
- November Story (witlessdatingafterfifty.wordpress.com)
My first Thanksgiving dinner with my fiancee. I was so terrified to go down to his house because he was having over family I haven’t met yet. When I first got down there everyone just kinda stared at me but they all accepted me like I was already family. It was such an awesome experience.
- Thanksgiving Dinner Planning 101 (ourlittlefamilyadventure.wordpress.com)
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- 5 Best Gift Ideas for Thanksgiving 2013, Leawo Shared (sbwire.com)
At my house, I help prepare the turkey the night before and at about 3am I wake up and help my grandma put it in the oven so that way it is done when everyone is ready to eat at about 11am. Plus my grandma likes for the smell of turkey to wake everyone up. Now on to dinner. We make turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, turkey noodles, brown and serve rolls and usually cranberry sauce. I usually go down to my fiancee’s house for dinner at about 12pm then eat at my place around 5pm. Down at his place his mom makes yams, pumpkin pies, turkey, Brussel sprouts, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, turkey noodles and pumpkin cookies. Needless to say we eat at my house on thanksgiving. We also say grace before anyone is allowed to eat.
- Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes (cupoftea3.wordpress.com)
- A Turkey Drawing Story (billandvickspicks.wordpress.com)
- Real Life Holidays: Which Side Dishes Do You Like the Best at Thanksgiving Dinner? (apartmenttherapy.com)
- 10 Recipes for Thanksgiving in Canada (And for All You Advance Planners) – Holidays from The Kitchn (thekitchn.com)
Day 7: Look up various Thanksgiving Day Traditions. Which do you think is the most interesting and why?
The ancient Chinese held a harvest festival called Chung Ch’ui to celebrate the harvest moon. Families would get together for a feast, which included round yellow cakes called “moon cakes.”
In the Jewish culture, families also celebrate a harvest festival, Sukkot. This festival has been celebrated for 3,000 years by building a hut of branches called a Sukkot. Jewish families then eat their meals beneath the Sukkot under the night sky for eight days.
In the British Isles, the major Thanksgiving forerunner was a harvest festival called Lammas Day, named for the Old English words for “loaf” and “mass.” On Lammas Day, everyone would come to church with a loaf of bread made from the first wheat harvest. The church would bless the bread, in thanks for that year’s harvest.
I find all of these traditions to be interesting. I couldn’t imagine eating a thanksgiving like dinner for eight days staright. Too much food for me.
- 5 Thanksgiving Myths Debunked (business2community.com)
- Be Thankful (radiatedevotions.wordpress.com)
- The Feast of Matchless Blessing (tammykennington.wordpress.com)
- Structured Thanksgiving Versus Giving Informal Thanks (mangosalute.com)
Day 4: Write a letter to another country where there is no Thanksgiving. Try to convince them that they should institute the holiday.
To Whom It May Concern:
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year. It gives you a chance to meet up with all your family for one awesome dinner. Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn etc. It is such an awesome holiday. We love thanksgiving here in the USA. Its a day to just eat and not feel guilty. I hope you consider adopting this awesome holiday. The day after is the biggest sale day of the year. All stores have sales. Thank you!
- American Holidays (gameblog01.wordpress.com)
- Black Friday: The Deliciously Evil Day You Hate to Love (ticketliquidator.com)
- Start An Unusual Thanksgiving Tradition Like These (wholesalehalloweencostumes.com)
- The 5 BEST Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes, Cooking Tips and Vegetarian Options (americanlivewire.com)
Day 27: You are the star reporter for Halloween Headline, and you’ve just landed an interview with Michael Myers. Write out 20 questions to ask during the interview.
This is assuming he talks lol
1. What is your full name?
2. How do you chose who to kill?
3. How old are you?
4. How does it feel to be killed over and over again?
5. What is your favorite scene?
6. Why did you chose the white mask?
7. Who was your favorite kill?
8. Which movie was your favorite?
9. How do you feel about Rob Zombie?
10. What do you do beside killing people?
11. What is your favorite weapon?
12. Why haven;t you tried killing me yet?
13. How many movies are in besides Halloween?
14. What was it like working with Jamie Lee Curtis?
15. Do you enjoy killing people?
16. What started all the killings?
17. Are you on any medication?
18. Do you have a girlfriend?
19. How many times have you died?
20. Did you enjoy this interview?
- The Zombie Zoo – Interview with Michael Myers (thehorrificallyhorrifyinghorrorblog.com)
- Halloween Turns 35: An Appreciation (entertainment.time.com)
- MOVIES: Michael Myers returns with ‘Halloween’ marathon (pe.com)
I was driving to the annual Halloween party at my nana’s. I was listening to some ghoulish tunes and humming along. Out of the corner of my eye I spotted a woman and a young girl standing on the side of the road. I stopped and backed up but they were gone. I kept driving. About 15 minutes later the same woman and child walked out in front of my car. I swerved away from them and ran my car into a tree. I got out and they were gone. At this time I was very afraid and I didn’t have cell service. I grabbed an umbrella out of the trunk of my car and started walking. Many cars drove by but none of them stopped to pick me up. I finally came upon a old wooden cottage. The lights were on so I walked up to it and knock on the door. An elderly woman came to the door and welcomed me in no questions asked. She dressed my wounds and gave me a hot cup of coffee and some warm clothes to put on. She also told me I could stay the night. She had an extra room now because she lost her daughter a few months back. When I explained to her what happened she smiled with tear filled eyes and said that’s exactly how my daughter and granddaughter died except a fox ran across the road. I now believe that the woman her her child was this woman daughter and granddaughter. The woman gave me some soup and I wen up to bed. The next morning I woke up to the smell of bacon and coffee. I walked downstairs and said good morning but no one was down there. The house was tattered and torn and it was very dusty. What happened? I walked around the house and there were old photos of the woman and the young woman and child I saw. The house looked like it had been burned. I found a house phone and it had a tone so I called my nana and told her where I was and what happened. She didn’t say anything I asked if she was there and she said that’s impossible. I asked her why and she told me the young woman and her child were driving about two months ago and a fox ran out in the road. They hit a tree and they both died. In grief the old woman set house on fire and laid up in her daughters room until she was dead. I was shocked. I asked my nana a few more questions but the line was dead. I tried calling back but no one answered. I decided to walk back to my car. When i got to my car there were cops and ambulances and people all around. I saw something laying on the ground. I walked up to it and unzipped the bag. It it was me…
- Keep Halloween Safe: Driving Tips For Parents (thecarconnection.com)
- HAPPY HALLOWEEN! | Halloween safety tips… (thethornegroup.wordpress.com)
- Create a frightfully fun environment for trick or treaters this Halloween (personalcreations.com)
The best Halloween I ever had was back in 2005. We went trick or treating and just about every house gave tons of candy. After trick or treating we went to a Halloween party at the fire hall and they had a haunted house and cool food and music it was awesome. My aunt Tina threw the party. Tons of fun.
Day 20: Pretend that you are a jack-o-lantern. Describe Halloween from a jack-o-lantern’s point of view.
Well let me just tell you that I bet you wouldn’t like for someone to cut off your head and scoop out your insides. On top of that you horrible people have to carve out my eyes, nose and mouth. Do you have any idea how much that hurts. One thing that you do do makes us finally feel better. When you put that candle in us and light it. It keeps us warm on cold autumn nights and for that I suppose it’s okay for you guys to do all the other stuff. Happy Halloween!