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THANKSGIVING IN BROOKLYN


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Posted by Nate on Sunday, November 19th 2017:

This time of the year, at Thanksgiving, I always recall fond memories of Thanksgiving, growing up in Brooklyn, as I still remember the week leading up to Thanksgiving. There were the usual preparations with the turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry sauce, etc. I remember the aroma of that turkey on the stove. Of course, before we engaged in a feast of that large meal, we would make the traditional trek into Manhattan and see the Macy's Parade. I remember how crowded it was and how cold it was. However, we worked up an appetite for the delicious meal which lay ahead. Years later, I remember how lucky we all were, that we were able to enjoy Thanksgiving with close family. Even when I left Brooklyn, I still flew in for several Thanksgivings, including flying once on Thanksgiving day itself, when the airport was very quite. Incidentally, many years later, while at work, I found it particularly galling, when a co-worker had the nerve to ask me "Do you celebrate Thanksgiving". I knew exactly what he was getting act, but I wouldn't give him the satisfaction. I responded "Thanksgiving is an American holiday, and I'm an American". I remember that strange look on that character's face. In any event, I'm going to send my best wishes to all fellow-Brooklynites, for a very enjoyable Thanksgiving!

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