Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving
national holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.[1] It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, with a proclamation by George Washington after a request by Congress. ~Wiki

Is your City Having a Parade?
Check your local city’s webpages, and social media.
Also check your local news stations’ pages and social media sites.
Time? Location? Street Closures? What can you bring? What can you NOT bring? What’s the weather like? Should you bring a sweater/Umbrella? Who is the Grand Marshal/Big Name Star of the Parade? Will Santa Be there?

Does your city offer a Free Thanksgiving Meal for the poor?
Check your local news stations’ pages and social media sites.
Where is food being served? Who can come? Is there public transportation to the event? How can a person volunteer? Is any food being delivered to the homebound?

Are you on your way to or from picking up or dropping of at the airport?
Check your local airport’s website, or social media sites.
Check sites such as 
https://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp
https://www.flightview.com/traveltools/
https://flightaware.com/live/airport/delays
https://www.flightstats.com/v2/airport-delays
What about traffic on the nearby roads and highways? How much parking is left? Tips for out-of-towners that the locals already know about the parking?

Black Friday is Tomorrow!
Named from the colors used for businesses profit books. ‘In the red’ meant loses. ‘In the black’ meant profit. Most stores make their profit margins for the year by the day after Thanksgiving. Thus, it has been called ‘Black Friday’ for decades.

What are the traffic and parking conditions at the big shopping centers of your city? Any tips for getting in and out quickly? Ask your callers if they know a better way to get on and off of “Main Street” to share.

Random Fun Prep…..

Is there such a thing a THANKSGIVING MOVIE??
INSTANT FAMILY (2018)
A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING (1973)
PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES (1987)
FREE BIRDS (2013)
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (1995)
PAUL BLART: MALL COP (2009)
ROCKY AND ADRIAN’S FIRST DATE FELL ON THIS HOLIDAY. (1976)

Ever Play REFRIGERATOR TETRIS?
All the left-overs places precariously ,yet carefully, in the fridge. How do you get the items out without spilling everything on the floor? How do you get it back in the fridge? Can you legally still call it edible, if the mashed potatoes have a crust?

Thanksgiving ‘House Rules’
If you can make up your own ‘House Rules’ for games like MONOPOLY, then we can make up our own house rules for Thanksgiving! What are your family’s ‘House Rules’?
* Wishbone loser does the dishes
*Any adult who sits at the ‘Kids Table’ is excused from clean up duties
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