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    Default Thanksgiving 2009: What are you doing this year?

    It's that time again! Don't forget to buy your turkey soon, so it has time to thaw in the refridgerator.

    This year we are doing a big 5 family gathering, at one of the people's house that has a big enclosed lanai that can accomodate the crowd. I'm thinking of also doing something the eve before for neighbors and friends who don't have family here. I'll cook a turkey for the neighborhood meal, and take something like a homemade pies to the family dinner.

    What are you doing this year?
    Now run along and play, but donít get into trouble.

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    We've been invited to join another ohana celebration, and I will be sending Granny's Cheesecake (if I can keep this ohana out of it until then.)

    I will be working that day, and we will be doing potluck. I am bringing the dressing (cornbread and regular) and have decided to introduce the ED staff to pineapple casserole!

    I get to be thankful with my coworkers and then with family and friends after work. I'm glad I'm off the next day! No shopping for me. More bargains for others.

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    I'm making short ribs and going across the street to eat with neighbors
    who are making their famous 8 hour roast on the grill and assorted sides.
    We have had Thanksgiving many times with them since we moved into
    the neighborhood. We'll listen to lots of Johnny Cash and Billy Holiday and
    other classics and be thankful for each other and our families near and far.

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    My film ohana is getting together. My contribution is 2 pumpkin pies...and wine! Great group of people. Lotsa fun.

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    This year, I get to host my very own Britney Spears-esque Thanksgiving, complete with bottle blondes, restraining orders, two dumb-as-a-box-of-rocks teenagers (with a baby), and serious food allergies! Yay! (Please note that NONE of these participants are members of either of our families and are friends of Jason's friends.) Ugh. I must really love my husband.

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    I just noticed that U-Choice In at Don Quijote Kaheka painted a Happy Thanksgiving message on one of their windows. In slightly smaller type there was an additional message: Free lunch on Thanksgiving Day from 11 am-1 pm. Since it's a Chinese restaurant, I don't think they'll have turkey, but still ...

    Nice thought! Nice gesture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amati View Post
    What are you doing this year?
    More than likey eating out on Thanksgiving, as to where and when that would depend on various factors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surlygirly View Post
    This year, I get to host my very own Britney Spears-esque Thanksgiving, complete with bottle blondes, restraining orders, two dumb-as-a-box-of-rocks teenagers (with a baby), and serious food allergies! Yay! (Please note that NONE of these participants are members of either of our families and are friends of Jason's friends.) Ugh. I must really love my husband.
    lolllll; LOVE IT!!!! *waves at surlygirly* hi cupcake

    had plans to join mommy dearest up north for thanksgiving; changed plans this morning...cancelled it; really not up to dealing with travelers and busy aiports....so i am going to have a nice quiet thanksgiving at home, have me a tuna samwich and catch up on my reading

    aunty lynn you behaving yourself??

    have a pleasant and safe thanksgiving HT ohana
    stay forever young

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    First Thanksgiving without my dad. It'll be a somber day for the Watanabe Family.
    Life is what you make of it...so please read the instructions carefully.

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    Im really sorry, Craig. Condolences and well wishes.

    Waikiki tday for me. Have friend with family in town from LA, and this year I'm making vegetarian sheperds pie with okinawa mashed potatoes on top, and traditional-style green bean casserole.
    And it will be yum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    First Thanksgiving without my dad. It'll be a somber day for the Watanabe Family.
    Trust me when I say, you'll pull through it.

    Do what I do, leave some turkey dinner and beer at dad's grave site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeking Penance View Post
    aunty lynn you behaving yourself??
    I'm always misbehaving.

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

    Thanksgiving is at Waipahuuuuuu again.

    Tradition.

    All are back from Iraq.

    Conrad graduated from Drill Sergeant School in Georgia yesterday.

    Christy, Justin H. and Justin D. are back from Iraq.

    I am thankful.

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

    Auntie Lynn
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    First Thanksgiving without my dad. It'll be a somber day for the Watanabe Family.
    A new year began for you and your family the end of August, Craig. And the ensuing 12 months will be full of firsts...none of which a family looks forward to. Once you get thru that year full of firsts, the 2nd year will be easier, etc., etc. Well, that was my family's experience after my dad passed.

    The Nov. after he passed, I went to a build-a-bear type store and assembled 6 of the softest, cutest bears I could find. Once they were "filled" I added some memorabilia of my dad. My brother and each of my dad's grandkids received one prior to the start of the holidays...and I kept one. We all admitted to each other that there were nights we missed my dad so much we actually slept with our teddy bears! My bear holds the fort down when I'm not at Makaha. He has a place of honor on the sofa where he can watch the surf...just like my dad used to do.

    It get's easier, Craig. Time is the greatest healer and tears cleanse the soul. I like Random's tradition!

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    Auntie Lynn -- congratulations on everyone being home safely from Iraq! You must be so proud! And as always, good luck with the Slippah Project.
    Craig -- my condolences. Been there. Listen to TutuSue's good advice.
    As for my Thanksgiving, it'll be a double whammy (of the good kind). Turkey feast tonight with a whole bunch of musician friends farther up the windward coast, then another feast tomorrow with a bunch of friends here in Kaneohe.
    I'm gonna take a lot of empty Tupperware containers to both.
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    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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    Celebrating at my sister's home. My family is in charge of 3 appetizers and salad. The wifey and I plan to make some pigs-in-a-blanket, spinach dip, deviled eggs, and an Italian chopped salad. I think my sister is anticipating close to 50 people. I am thankful for my health, family, friends, my almighty Akua, and the Aloha around me. Blessings to All - Happy Thanksgiving. Cheers!

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    I have confirmed that my local Thai place, courtside Thai, is indeed open for delivery.

    Drunken noodles, spring rolls, soup, ans I am laying low. Managed to avoid ALL family(not sure yet if that is a positive or negative), and might catch the 6pm showing of Ninja Assassin.




    Happy Thanksgiving, All!

    I sure will miss my Thanksgiving at the Pacific beach hotel, with midnight snacks of kal bi and some leonards!
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    Ya know...it's really nice to know that despite our differences we're one big happy family on HT, and for that I'm very grateful and thankful.

    Have a great Thanksgiving everyone...and yes we do have a lot to be thankful for

    Mahalo for all the support and to everyone else who lost a loved one this past year.
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all HT'ers!

    I will be enjoying a Thanksgiving meal courtesy of the Kau Kau Wagon, at Gateway Park, Bethel and Hotel Street on Saturday.

    I was invited by 1stwahine to attend last year's meal at the same park, and I had a wonderful time, enjoying some rice, veggies, and some great tunes provided by Guy Cruz. It was so neat seeing him sing in person, less than 10 feet from where I enjoyed my meal.

    Maybe if any of you are in the area, stop and see me. I shouldn't be too hard to recognize; I'll probably be the only one there with farmer overalls on.

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    hi,tonight we're having fried turkey breast's with canned cranberrie's and yam's from the can and macaroni salad with rice and for dessert,we'll either have my mom's pumpkin pie or the pumpkin pie my brother in law shared with us and it's from liliha bakery so we,myself and my mom will have a nice thanksgiving.

    happy thanksgiving to everyone here.

    well thank's for your time=o)

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    Roasting the turkey in the gas grill, fresh cranberries on the stove to make sauce, honey glazed ham, homemade stuffing, Pumpkin Pie and a box of Alka Seltzer in the medicine cabinet...just in case. And some Asahi Super Dry beer in the fridge.
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    I'm on the Big Island of Hawaii spending time with my parents and sister in Honokaa. This year Thanksgiving was kept simple and low keyed. Nice.
    I'm still here. Are you?

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    Just the three of us...very low-key and lots of fun! We had some turkey, a ham, stuffing, lots of veggies, and apple pie for dessert. Then my son and husband killed themselves laughing over some video game, and I started fluffing up our new (fake) Christmas tree so it can get decorated. (My first false tree ever...gonna take me awhile to get used to it.)

    The whole day was nice and everything I did was worthwhile just to listen to them laughing!!! That's music to my ears. So very thankful for all our blessings!

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    Ahh! It's over and we're all cleaned up. Jason's watching the A&M/UT game. It ended up only being Jason's friend, his girlfriend, and his 5-year old son. So no drama. Just a lot of singing and running from the kiddo.

    This was a strange Thanksgiving. It didn't really feel like it was Thanksgiving for some reason. But I haven't know where I'm going to be from one year to the next- which house, etc. I guess I'm finally settled and now, after being together for 5 years, we're starting our own traditions in our little-bitty family.

    And I too am thankful for our motley ohana here. You guys help keep me sane and it's so helpful and interesting to get all the different perspectives on things. So..mwah! to you all!

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    After watching Planet 51 Albert and I had a early Thanksgiving dinner at Big City Diner.

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    Thanksgiving 2009 is nearly over, just an hour more to go. Dinner went grand. Now the family is huddled around the ads in the papers looking for electronic equipment that is on sale tomorrow morning. Personally, I hate shopping.
    Now run along and play, but donít get into trouble.

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