Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving

Our first time in Norway, we celebrated Thanksgiving with American friends with a big traditional meal. This time, we're feeling less energetic. At the international school, they celebrated with a Thanksgiving dinner luncheon, and so I joined the family in the lunchroom for turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies, and lots of gravy (or "brown sauce" (brun sus) as they call it here).

Totally delicious! And with no cooking or dishes to clean, it's a winner in my book!


It's been interesting to reflect on the meaning of Thanksgiving and our own personal connection... Thanksgiving is a celebration of the time when the first settlers in America came from England would have starved without help from the natives. Here we are settling in a new land, and we too would have had a rough time were it not for the generosity and friendship from the natives here in Norway. Thank you friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

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