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My greeting to Canadian friends and those who love them.

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Yvonne White (229)
Monday October 8, 2012, 2:27 pm
I love my Canadian friends! Too bad they just don't know when to celebrate Thanksgiving...;)

Dotti L (85)
Monday October 8, 2012, 3:39 pm
I have several Canadian friends on my Care2 list. Love them all and send them Happy Thanksgiving greetings.

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday October 8, 2012, 4:29 pm
Thanks for the greetings. I had my Thanksgiving turkey dinner on Saturday when I took my mother out! I like Patty's idea — I think I'll have perogies today — mmmmm . . .

At Politics Plus, Nameless asked me if potine was Thanksgiving fare. Here is my response:
No Nameless, poutine is not standard fare at Thanksgiving. Turkey is traditional but there are other things like ham that many people eat. Poutine is a Quécois fast food but is common across the country now, Here's a link : and a Canadian/US political chuckle about poutine.

"In a Talking to Americans segment on the Canadian mock television news show This Hour Has 22 Minutes [ rather like Bill Maher or Jon Stewart --- political satire] during the 2000 American election, comedian Rick Mercer posed as a reporter and asked several people (including then-Texas governor George W. Bush) what they thought of "Prime Minister Jean Poutine" and his endorsement of Bush for president. (The Prime Minister of Canada at the time was Jean Chrétien). None of the interviewees noticed the insertion of "Poutine."
A few years later when Bush made his first official visit to Canada as President, he joked during a speech, "I told [Prime Minister] Paul [Martin] that I really have only one regret about this visit to Canada. There's a prominent citizen who endorsed me in the 2000 election, and I wanted a chance to finally thank him for that endorsement. I was hoping to meet Jean Poutine." The remark was met with laughter and applause."

Come December and the lead up to Christmas, tourtière is so good as is tomato pie! Traditional tourtière is made with ground pork and is a two crust pie — also Québecoise. Tomato pie is a fabulous single crust pie and is somewhat like a really deep dish pizza only better — layered tomatoes, smoked Swiss gruyère cheese, onions, spinach or zucchini. It is great served with corn on the cob or niblets corn.

Crap, I'm making myself hungry!


Lynn Squance (235)
Monday October 8, 2012, 4:32 pm
@ Yvonne --- The reason we celebrate Thanksgiving a month earlier is that it gives us an extra month to work off the excesses of Thanksgiving dinner before the Christmas season feasts start! Pretty smart eh! :)

Past Member (0)
Monday October 8, 2012, 5:03 pm
Happy Thanksgiving!

Kit B (276)
Monday October 8, 2012, 5:17 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to all of those in Canada, may you share your table of plenty with love, joy, and peace.

John B (185)
Monday October 8, 2012, 6:44 pm
Thanks Tom for the reminder. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Lynn thanks for the explanation :~)

Past Member (0)
Monday October 8, 2012, 6:53 pm
Happy Thanksgiving Canada.

Mary T (178)
Monday October 8, 2012, 7:06 pm
Happy Thanksgiving Canada.

Carol H (229)
Monday October 8, 2012, 7:32 pm
noted, happy thanksgiving Canada!!

David C (129)
Monday October 8, 2012, 7:32 pm
Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving, Canada.

Thomas P (280)
Monday October 8, 2012, 8:06 pm
I love Canada and Canadians....Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Shawna S (45)
Monday October 8, 2012, 8:41 pm
Happy Turkey Day all :")

Shawna S (45)
Monday October 8, 2012, 8:43 pm
Oh wait...that reads soo wrong...I mean to celebrate the turkey...

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday October 8, 2012, 10:20 pm
@ John B --- I hope you know I was joking! I really have no idea why it is timed that way. For all I know, it could be because we already have Remembrance Day on 11/11 and a 2nd stat would be a bit much. Also, then October would have no stat!

P A (117)
Monday October 8, 2012, 11:29 pm
Happy Thanksgiving Canada and all Canadians!

Kenny B (0)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 2:13 am
Thank you everyone for your kind well wishes towards Canada! Much appreciated! Hope you had a great day Lynn! I had a deep fried turkey which I hear is quite popular in America! First time for me and man oh man it was great!

Alice C (1797)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 2:17 am
Happy Thanks giving to all my friends in Canada !

Tamara Hayes (185)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 6:40 am
Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 7:32 am
Thanks Tom :)

TomCat S (128)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 7:46 am
To all Canucks ans Canuckophiles, you're very welcome.

To the damn SPAMMER: Ptuifffffffffffffffffffffphyyt!

M B (62)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 1:51 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends !!

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 3:05 pm
LOL! Thanks Lynn!:) I had assumed winter comes quicker to the great white North, so maybe ya'll need a really good meal before digging out the snowshoes & shovels, etc..;)

TomCat S (128)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 8:33 am

Jim P (3257)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:19 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian Friends...

Your "potine" sounds yummy but afraid that it is a heartbreaker...

Ty, Tom.
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