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Old 11-04-2007, 03:18 AM
 
Location: Orlando Florida
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I have a question for everyone......Who thinks that people should go out to eat at a resturant or order something from a delivery service for these holidays?.......and who thinks they should stay at home to eat with family?


My choice is that i think that people should stay at home and let the people that serve the community enjoy the holiday with thier families too.....what do you think?
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Old 11-04-2007, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Happy in Utah
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That would be wonderfull, I used to waitress and at that time I was the token singal person with no kids. I worked 12 hour shifts on thanksgiving,christmass eve, christmass day, and New years eve. However the big chains are greedy and they wont shut down. I like to go out to the local Pancake house ( one that reminds me of my old job) on one of those days and leave a big fat tip for the server because i know it is really rotten if I could I would work part of there shift for them. The good thing is I learned not to take time with loved ones for granted. Also I met my DH at that place and we have a wonderfull 4yrold so all and all. I would work those days all over again
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Old 11-04-2007, 03:43 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Yeah, when I was a kid, *everything* shut down for those holidays.
I mean everything.
OTOH
Not everyone has family to stay home and hang out with, you know?
You do what you can, you go where you can.
At a preschool where I worked years ago, after Thanksgiving I asked one of my kids, who lived with his troubled single father, what he did for the holiday.
"We went to the Squire," he said.
The Squire Lounge was a dive bar.
Also--not everyone celebrates Christmas.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I agree, there are many folks without relatives to spend the holidays with. Also, there are many who celebrate something other than Christmas.

I remember one year my job had me out of town over Thanksgiving. I was staying at some cheap motel. I was grateful to find a diner open so I didn't miss out on Thanksgiving dinner.
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:44 PM
 
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We ate out for Thanksgiving one year-but I cooked a small turkey and stuffing anyway for leftovers.

I love cooking for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our kids and grandkids are in NJ and we're now in Minnesota-so it's quieter-lonlier,too. Husband's family usually comes.
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Table Rock Lake
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Default The BEST thing to do....

In order to have the family together and teach them the TRUE meaning of the holidays, try taking them to a senior center or homeless shelter and cook or serve the patrons there! You will really appreciate your family and what you "have" and there is nothing to compare to what the kids will learn from the experience! http://bestsmileys.com/family/3.gif (broken link)
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:58 PM
 
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That's a great idea-or bring someone from a nursing home to your home and see the joy on their face. True meaning of Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Orlando Florida
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In order to have the family together and teach them the TRUE meaning of the holidays, try taking them to a senior center or homeless shelter and cook or serve the patrons there! You will really appreciate your family and what you "have" and there is nothing to compare to what the kids will learn from the experience! http://bestsmileys.com/family/3.gif (broken link)
That's what i am talking about....we need to get back to doing this stuff as a society
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:31 AM
 
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A lot of people don't have families as has been mentioned. I had to work lots of holidays when I worked in a hospital. My husband and I didn't have family there. I know people who prefer to work on holidays because they dont want to spend that time with certain family members who would be around.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I don't want to spend the whole day cooking, thats not fun too me. I am probably going to order something that I can bring home the day before and eat then. I am planning on a trip to the beach on Thanksgiving. I will probably make a turkey breast so we can have turkey sandwiches and so forth.
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