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Thanksgiving Plans

Thanksgiving Plans

Date: Nov 26 2002


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Hi Friends!
This Thursday is Thanksgiving, which is one of my very favorite holidays! I love getting together with my entire extended family and celebrating all of the wonderful things we have to be thankful for.
In the conversation below, Miguel and Beth talk about their Thanksgiving plans. Listen in on their conversation!


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Miguel:   So Beth… You have any big Thanksgiving holiday plans?

Beth:   I do. I’m actually going to have Thanksgiving at my house and it’s a, a new house, so it’s the first Thanksgiving we’ll ever have, so that’s pretty exciting.

Miguel:   Are you cooking?

Beth:   Well, what do you mean by cooking? I’m partially, uh, outsourcing cooking, which means that I’m enlisting friends to cook!

Miguel:   So you’re not actually cooking the turkey yourself, that’s the key!

Beth:   No, I’m not.

Miguel:   Why not?

Beth:   Because I feel like it would be best if my friend, who is an excellent cook, is responsible for the turkey, and I just… you know, help him out on the side.

Miguel:   Have you ever cooked a turkey before?

Beth:   No! (laughs)

Miguel:   So what else are you going to do? Like, do you have any other traditions like, uh, I don’t know, like do you watch football or play any games or anything like that?

Beth:   Yeah, we’ll probably play, uh, Cranium, and rent some videos.

Miguel:   Yeah, I usually see movies on Thanksgiving. That’s kind of the only tradition I’ve got.



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Beth and Miguel sound very excited about the upcoming holiday, don’t they? This year is especially important to Beth, as it is the first year she’ll be hosting a Thanksgiving celebration at her own home.
Thanksgiving is traditionally a time of year for families to be together. Miguel is going to spend the holiday with his family, but Beth’s family lives far away. She is choosing to have friends who live in the area come over to her house to celebrate. This is a good example of how “families” come in many different forms!
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday friends!


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