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I don't care what the first Pilgrims ate. I've never tried to reenact what they did. I hate killing people to make room for myself. Just seems wrong somehow. However, I will stuff myself on the usual menu and watch football. What could be more American?
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We are probably better off not knowing exactly what they ate. Can you imagine?
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I do not mean to be critical of the original poster, however, most people I know, and correct me if Im wrong, do not care about the history behined this particular holiday, it is just a time to get together with family, hang out, eat, talk, watch football, and play games. i welcome input.
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The post is just a little FYI, how families choose to spend their Thanksgiving is up to them. God Bless em. It's too bad most people you know don't care about the history of our country
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casey, i am sure you meant no criticism. however you have failed to grasp the entire concept of the post. yes youre right. i am sure most people just care about parades and football and family. i know i do. and i think that sentiment has been expressed on this board a million times in a million ways. the point of the post is that regardless of whether or not we sit down to dinner on that 4th thursday and take a moment to reflect on that first feast, we all have an idea in our heads of what that was about. we all think ppl in buckled shoes and funny hats were breaking bread with the indians. the science of history says different. and for those of us who enjoy history; for those of us interested in learning, as opposed to blind ignorant faith, this post of erv's was really groovy, and i for one, plan to print it out for my fellow revelers on thanksgiving day.

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I love History! I don't think about the history behind Thanksgiving during the actual Holiday but I love hearing about it. I have heard those myths debunked before (my first year of college, I believe) but it was much more in depth and we had to write a paper on them.
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I was sorry to hear about the outfits not being historically accurate. I was all set to go back in time and make fun of their shoes, but now there's no point.
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I've been to Plymouth Rock out in MA. They have a replica village set up with people in period garb working there. The original Thanksgiving had to been quite primitive. Don't think had eggnog but I think some of the original fruitcakes are still around.
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casey, i am sure you meant no criticism. however you have failed to grasp the entire concept of the post. yes youre right. i am sure most people just care about parades and football and family. i know i do. and i think that sentiment has been expressed on this board a million times in a million ways. the point of the post is that regardless of whether or not we sit down to dinner on that 4th thursday and take a moment to reflect on that first feast, we all have an idea in our heads of what that was about. we all think ppl in buckled shoes and funny hats were breaking bread with the indians. the science of history says different. and for those of us who enjoy history; for those of us interested in learning, as opposed to blind ignorant faith, this post of erv's was really groovy, and i for one, plan to print it out for my fellow revelers on thanksgiving day.

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I know your right (as usuall) I know I myself do not know the real History, and that is a sad thing all could learn something from this post.
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Like all holidays Thanksgiving has become commercialized and grocery stores want us to buy everything from Cool Whip to canned yams. Most of us know or don't care if the Pilgrims ate them or not. I do like to know the history though, it's very interesting. There is a new book out called Mayflower, read it if interested.
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