I think someone once asked me whether the British celebrate
Thanksgiving in the same way that Americans do.
My immediate, and hastily censored, reply would be something along the
lines of, "That would be rather like King George III celebrating
Independence Day," but upon more mature consideration, I recall that
the Anglican church does celebrate the Harvest Festival.
I dimly remember altars resembling tasteful farmers' market stalls,
and congregations singing, "Come ye thankful people, come. Raise the
song of Harvest Home..."
I might have remembered the wrong verbs for the second line of that
hymn. I don't remember eating turkey (too close to the Christmas
turkey, anyway) or pumpkin pie, or watching anything particular on TV.
As for me, today, I've got the smallest butterball turkey breast I've
ever seen, and will be cooking an approximately traditional feast this
evening (since my husband has a business meeting mid-afternoon). So
far, I haven't seen a pumpkin pie flavored yoghurt, but there are
apple pie, key lime pie, and cherry cheesecake flavored yoghurts.
While my husband is out, we'll record the football game... I'm rooting
for Joey Harrington because he was fired from the team he's playing
against... and I shall watch a swordfight-featuring video or two,
because I am researching swordmasters.
It will either be the James Mason --love his voice-- Prisoner of Zenda
or the Anthony Hopkins --likewise-- Mask of Zorro!
Have a lovely day, whatever you are doing!