Tofurkey* — 9 Comments

  1. Loved the photos, particularly the first which looked like a pilgrim was run over by a giant turkey: is it Pilgrim road-kill???

    “There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. … Thanksgiving Day … is the one day that is purely American.”
    –O. Henry,
    American writer, quoted for Thanksgiving in the U.S., Nov. 25, 2010

  2. I set an empty place and the table in honor of all of our troops who weren’t with their families today (and sent a good bit of the leftovers home with the one young bachelor who was at dinner!) 🙂 Actually, all of the women piling into the kitchen to wash the dishes is part of the fun-you can get a serious amount of visiting (okay, call it what it is-gossip) done while you are getting that turkey roaster clean!

    PS: Great pictures!

  3. Tofurkey! Oh the images that conjured up when I first read it. I thought you were going to tell me that the vegetarians at Bagram molded a turkey out of tofu! Then again, after seeing the photos nothing would surprie me. Looks as if a good time was had by all even when so far from home. I had to laugh at your remark about your spending Thanksgiving at the Korean hospital where the food was much more to your liking. Reminds me of my first Thanksgiving away from home when I had tikka masala! Hey, this is how traditions are started!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have had a good day at Bagrahm and that the armed forces turkey dinner brought some joy to the day for you and everyone you work with

  5. Thanks for the photos – You had your own Macy’s parade! I can’t believe the elf costumes. I bet there were some football games, too.

    I believe Thanksgiving was originally supposed to promote unity – and being non-religious and non-regional, it seems to.

    More than anything, it seems to be a holiday that prompts charity and almsgiving. Lots of feeding the homeless and lonely. And in families, gathering everyone together, especially the lonely ones and the ones that are hard to tolerate

  6. It always both amazed me and made me proud regarding how creative our folks got when deployed during holidays

  7. Woops…you missed one, and one that you probably would eat that I love…and had regularly down in Texas (and haunt Debbie to make it for me)…
    corn bread and cornbread stuffing.

  8. Reminds is that the simple joys of friendship and camaraderie are what holidays should be about…

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