November 30, 2010

Thanks Given 2010

While adults discuss boring gratitude and freedom,
we thankful three
watch kid-vids nearly three hours nonstop.

Eight charming adults and three adorable kids, ages nine, six, and three (only two American-born in this crowd) gathered at my home for this truly American nonsectarian festival.

The lineup and menu:

Ashish: East Indian meat dish
Chiou family: Taiwanese fried rice and pineapple cakes
Dexin: Mainland Chinese vegetable dish
Ghimirey family: Bhutanese dumplings
Kate (Jianing): All-American apple pie
Sherry: American wine and cider
Tamar: Roasted fowl, cranberry dish

Brief discussions on the holiday's roots and reading President Obama's holiday message. Sharing from our traditions on the significance and expression of thankfulness, gratitude, and appreciation of gifts unearned. And then, the feast!

Happy THANKS GIVEN, or, giving thanks for what has already been given!

Watch the video (1:58 minutes).



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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Loved it (including shots of that video star, Ms. Mica Orvell) and the menu. Very United Colors of Benetton!

Judith said...

And many people, in Atlanta and elsewhere, are Thankful for Tamar's generous and creative spirit!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tamar, your blog is delightful! Dinner with representatives of the whole world...That's YOU!