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My proposed family Thanksgiving #7050558
11/15/20 10:57 AM
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The emperor of Minnesota has spoken: No family gatherings of over a certain number of people and/or households. Unfortunately, my moderate, but, left leaning sons are scared and buying into the mandate.

So, I am, in turn mandating their attendance to my modified Original Thanksgiving Celebration, which i will call Freedom From Government Day:
  • It will be entirely outside
  • There will be Food and Activities
  • Everything will be cooked outdoors over an open fire/hot coals, including:
    • Smoked spatchcocked turkey
    • Fish soup/stew-A Finnish version called kalamojakka
    • hotdogs/corndogs
    • smores, or my version, made with marshmellows, chocolate chips melted into a waffle cone
    • Pumpkin custard baked inside a hollowed out pumpkin on the coals the way the pilgrims did.
    • beverages of hot cider and eggnog
  • Activities will include:
    • Turkey shoot
    • hay ride
We shall see if I can pull it off.


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Re: My proposed family Thanksgiving [Re: T-Rex] #7050565
11/15/20 11:01 AM
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I hope you are not implying that I was ever in favor of curtailing individual liberties.


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Re: My proposed family Thanksgiving [Re: T-Rex] #7050572
11/15/20 11:13 AM
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Nah, I wasn't implying anything about you personally.


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Re: My proposed family Thanksgiving [Re: T-Rex] #7050579
11/15/20 11:19 AM
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We plan on having Thanksgiving as normal even if our Dem governor makes a decree against it. I feel bad for Americans in states like youíre in T-Rex! I figure most people will ignore it like the Californiaís did when they werenít supposed to shoot off fireworks on the forth. That actually gave me a bit of hope for the left coast if only for a few seconds


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Re: My proposed family Thanksgiving [Re: T-Rex] #7050584
11/15/20 11:26 AM
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I'm making my legendary cranberry sauce for about 40 of us.
We are applying "new math" to the situation.


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Re: My proposed family Thanksgiving [Re: T-Rex] #7050586
11/15/20 11:30 AM
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as of now we're planning to get together a week later. sons family is infected, and step daughters family has been exposed through a couple day care kids. see how it all plays out and try to reschedule i guess.

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Sounds like a perfect plan to me. Any cop who showed up would only ask for go cup.

Have big fun and be safe.

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Re: My proposed family Thanksgiving [Re: T-Rex] #7050603
11/15/20 11:44 AM
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I think youíre all playing with fire but itís your right to do so. Foregoing this yearís get-to-gethers may mean we all have a better chance to see them in the future. I keep thinking of that wedding in Maine that resulted in 177 cases and a bunch of deaths. All because they wanted a crowd at their wedding. Hope your events are safe.


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Re: My proposed family Thanksgiving [Re: T-Rex] #7050610
11/15/20 11:51 AM
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Sounds like you have a good plan. I donít know what we are doing. Generally we would all gather at grannyís and have dinner there, but she passed away this spring. More than likely itíll just be my folks, my kids and wife and maybe one of my brothers.


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Originally Posted by Teacher
I think youíre all playing with fire but itís your right to do so. Foregoing this yearís get-to-gethers may mean we all have a better chance to see them in the future. I keep thinking of that wedding in Maine that resulted in 177 cases and a bunch of deaths. All because they wanted a crowd at their wedding. Hope your events are safe.

If your going to die from covid, it won't matter when you get it. You're going to die. Won't be a vaccine any time soon, at least for the general population. Identify the family members who are susceptible and keep them away. Even without covid, gatherings spread viruses. Our population needs to continue our traditions, even at times of risk.

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Originally Posted by Bob
...... Generally we would all gather at grannyís and have dinner there, but she passed away this spring. More than likely itíll just be my folks, my kids and wife and maybe one of my brothers.
It sounds to me like you have just grabbed the baton to carry out the family tradition. Don't give up after this one.


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Originally Posted by Teacher
I think youíre all playing with fire... Foregoing this yearís get-to-gethers may mean we all have a better chance to see them in the future....
Maybe it's just me; I'd rather play with fire than cower away in the closet. You can't hide from any virus forever. Sooner or later you have to look it in the eye.

Speaking of eyes.....My Kalamojakka sometimes includes floating fish eyes. YUMMM


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Well I hate people generally speaking so this has worked out again in my favor, the kids are young so we will have them all this holiday, I love to cook so this year I don't have to eat other peoples food and best of all we can wear our PJs all day minus a few hours in blaze orange..... Already best thanksgiving ever!!!!! Also we've already had the virus and I've had worse hangovers, guess were lucky!?!

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Originally Posted by T-Rex
Originally Posted by Teacher
I think youíre all playing with fire... Foregoing this yearís get-to-gethers may mean we all have a better chance to see them in the future....
Maybe it's just me; I'd rather play with fire than cower away in the closet. You can't hide from any virus forever. Sooner or later you have to look it in the eye.

Speaking of eyes.....My Kalamojakka sometimes includes floating fish eyes. YUMMM


I couldn't care less what the state or feds say on the Thanksgiving issue. They might be able to stop you from going to Applebees but they can't control how you run dinner at your house. If one of your family members narc on you, deal with it in your own way.

On the other hand, it might a blessing in disguise. You can hunt on Thanksgiving.


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Re: My proposed family Thanksgiving [Re: T-Rex] #7050666
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Originally Posted by T-Rex
Originally Posted by Teacher
I think youíre all playing with fire... Foregoing this yearís get-to-gethers may mean we all have a better chance to see them in the future....
Maybe it's just me; I'd rather play with fire than cower away in the closet. You can't hide from any virus forever. Sooner or later you have to look it in the eye.

Speaking of eyes.....My Kalamojakka sometimes includes floating fish eyes. YUMMM


Yep, you canít contain a virus and that used to be common knowledge! I also donít get why it doesnít appear to hit us out here as bad as the news says. People get it and then get over it. 100 positive cases and there are probably 600 because most donít go get tested. They stay home and away from people and then are better after a week or so. Are our immune systems stronger from exposure to dirt and germs from farm work and or country living? Different strain? Half the county canít smell which is good for me because I stink like skunk lately.

Not sure about the Kalamojakka with fish eyes. Iím leaning more towards Turkey and ham. Lol

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Maybe there's different strains, I don't. The hospitalizations keep going up in my area, so I don't want to contribute to that seemingly unsustainable trend. I know a front line nurse at a major hospital in LaCrosse, & the situation is not good.

Depending on the temps, outdoor gatherings might be tough, unless in the deer woods

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The long range weather forecast for my area is temps just below freezing and windy for Thanksgiving day.

I will have a central bonfire and several smaller cooking fires.

Some warm clothes, and only a couple hour exposure will be good for the grandkids.

I'm really looking forward to it, even more than the indoor semi formal crap I've experienced in the past seventy-some years.


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I say do it and enjoy! This virus is just mama natures way of telling us we (humans) are beyond carrying capacity. We all get reclaimed in the end might as well enjoy the run as long as you can

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Too bad you raised left-leaning sons eh.
We have it right now, wife tested positive yesterday. According to symptoms I'm a couple days behind her. The good news is that most of our family on both sides has already had it, so T-day is a go! Anyone who doesn't want to join, isn't forced to.
The sad part is that my 87 y.o. grandpa will probably be left out... we'll have to figure out a way that a few "safe" people can do something special for him. The last 8 months have been really hard on him since almost no one goes to see him.

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