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First French Thanksgiving!

November 29th, 2013 · 6 Comments

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I’ve mentioned before that Thanksgiving was always the one day I would get nostalgic for home.  Over 40 years later, it’s still a day that makes me wish I was spending it with my family.  This year I did the next best thing.  I decided to celebrate Thanksgiving with my little Parisian family.  Friends I’ve known for over 30 years have become family and so it was fitting to finally celebrate Thanksgiving rather than ignore it as I’ve done in the past.

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Not everyone could take a work day off so we were a small group.  But if we postponed it until Saturday, it would have been, as one friend said, “….just another dinner.”  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving of family, friends, food, wine, and music…then Patrick and I Skyped with my mother and part of the family later in the evening.  It was great to see everyone and the Christmas tree already up and decorated at mom’s house.

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Maya Muses:  Another thing to be thankful for – the advancement in technology that 40+ years ago, an ex-pat would never have dreamed possible!  I hope everyone had a Thanksgiving full of love, health and happiness as well!

Tags: Food and Wine · Paris - Paname · Special Moments

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pam // Nov 30, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Looks like you had a Happy Thanksgiving, but I really have to ask you, Lynn, why did it take so long to celebrate? Happy holidays to you and yours.

  • 2 Jon // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I was going to ask the same question as Pam. Good to see you blogging again, btw, and happy holidays.

  • 3 Harriet // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing the photos of your lovely Thanksgiving Day. I feel a little closer to you and Patrick when you have a post like this, even though I wasn’t there.

  • 4 Lynn // Dec 2, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Pam, I asked myself that very question and I think the reason is because all my friends are French. I don’t know any Americans and I truly think if I had, I probably would have celebrated Thanksgiving with them each year. Because it was just another day for my friends here, it became the same for me except that I knew everyone was celebrating back in the States.

  • 5 Lynn // Dec 2, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Jon, I do miss blogging, but I find that there just isn’t enough hours in the day to do it all! I’ve been telling myself that my New Year’s resolution should be to blog once a week or at least every ten days! Don’t hold me to it, it’s just an idea!

  • 6 Lynn // Dec 2, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks Harriet, we really did have a nice Thanksgiving and we ate too much! There truly is something in the turkey that makes people drowsy! Didier and I both fell asleep after we all stuffed ourselves. We started in the afternoon and continued until the evening! It’s was really nice. Why I didn’t think to celebrate sooner, I don’t know!

    As I told Jon, I’ll try posting more in the new year. I went to a market class with Patrick recently and I took a pasta class which was great fun also. I have tons of photos….now if only I can find the time!

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