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Old 11-22-2018, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Except that there are already plenty of what-are-your-Thanksgiving-plans threads up and running for those people; this thread was for people WITHOUT big families or a tribe of friends. What part of "alone" don't people on C-D understand? Sheesh!
What part of "quit yer bitchin" do you understand? People seem to be having fun here so why don't you just chill?
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Old 11-22-2018, 05:23 AM
 
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Why don't you start another post asking that question rather than hijacking this one?
Because not everyone is depressed or despondent to spend Thanksgiving alone or with an SO. Some people choose to do so.
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Old 11-22-2018, 05:43 AM
 
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!! Just enjoy the day, in what every makes you happy.
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Old 11-22-2018, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!! Just enjoy the day, in what every makes you happy.
Same to you, mandm...

Have a pleasant day, all.
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Old 11-22-2018, 06:57 AM
 
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Having Thanksgiving by myself this year. My sibling is going to in-laws in another state. I had made plans with someone for going out somewhere today but they became ill and can't make it. I already invited another friend last weekend and made a turkey dinner with all the trimmings so I'm certainly not going to make another whole dinner again. I will eat the leftovers from last weekend's dinner. No biggie.
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Having Thanksgiving by myself this year. My sibling is going to in-laws in another state. I had made plans with someone for going out somewhere today but they became ill and can't make it. I already invited another friend last weekend and made a turkey dinner with all the trimmings so I'm certainly not going to make another whole dinner again. I will eat the leftovers from last weekend's dinner. No biggie.
Have a relaxing day...
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:30 AM
 
Location: NJ
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My husband and I have Thanksgiving alone, no family left. Since it's just the two of us we have a small meal, chicken, dressing, green beans, chicken and dumplings, basically whatever we feel like. One year we went to a restaurant and it was really good but swore we'd never do that again because of the line and crowd.

My husband has always taken care of his teeth but he's been fighting a losing battle and finally gave up, they continue to break. Monday he goes in and will have them pulled. We could join some others here for a potluck but he has to be a soft diet, we'll be having soup. The Dentist thinks having well water most of his life could have caused this.

What plans do you have and do you have a big traditional meal?
My hub is in Ohio with his sick mother. I'm home with my 2 adult kids and 5 year old grandson. Neither wanted a turkey so I have a chicken that I'll cook if the kids stay home. They've both been invited out so I'm not sure what I'm doing or not doing. It's the 1st time of my adult life that I'm not cooking and is so weird. I will down grade Thanksgiving when it's just the 2 of us to a small bird but still make my stuffing, mashed potato; fresh veggie and hubs favorite cheesecake.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Well, one good thing about spending Thanksgiving with just pets is that they never complain about the menu. Mine eat the same thing every day, Thanksgiving included, and are happy with it. Either that or they just put up with the food since they don't have opposable thumbs and can't open the cans themselves.

On an unrelated note from childhood Thanksgivings, which were always spent at my Aunt's home in New Jersey, I still have hilarious memories of her stuffing. It was legendary in our family, due to the fact that my Aunt did not know the meaning of "enough" when it came to adding sage to her stuffing. She also managed to get the consistency such that the stuffing emerged from the turkey's cavity as a dense, sage-soaked turkey-inside shaped inedible (to our taste buds) bomb. Her kids loved it though, so I guess it proves that you like what you grow up with or are accustomed to (or else their taste beds were numbed out).
I asked my single friend with no nearby family (and she doesn't even like her faraway sisters much anyway) if she was going to the Orphans' Thanksgiving again, and she said no. Her friend is having a brunch in the morning, and then she is coming home later to cook a turkey breast for herself and her two dogs.
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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"Thanksgiving alone or 'just' with spouse"??
She's one of the main reasons I'm Thankful.
Nice. Same here, thankful for S.O.
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:57 AM
 
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"Thanksgiving alone or 'just' with spouse"??
She's one of the main reasons I'm Thankful.
What a wonderful response!
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