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Thanksgiving Stories

Forgiveness and Serendipity

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 02.04.2013 | New York
Nancy Cohen-koan

This Thanksgiving I witnessed forgiveness and serendipity in action. Time may heal all wounds but good food speeds the process.

Was It Thanksgiving Dinner... Or Thursday Night Live?

N. E. Marsden | Posted 01.26.2013 | Comedy
N. E. Marsden

When the family arrived at 4:00 p.m., everyone noticed our calm demeanor. "No stress this year, Dad!" our 20-something daughters remarked. Which was true... until we entered the final stretch.

A Thanksgiving Crisis, With All the Trimmings

Charlie Carillo | Posted 01.21.2013 | New York
Charlie Carillo

I'm thankful that I made that phone call. Mostly, I'm thankful for the look on my beautiful wife's face when I walked in that door, and the way she hugged me. That was a hug for the ages, man. You should all live long enough to get a hug like that.

'Shh-Thanks-Givin': My First Thanksgiving in America -- A Former Refugee Remembers

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

We had arrived in America with nothing but rags in our backpacks and a few ounces of gold that my mother had tucked into her money belt. An impoverished aunt took us all in. Soon there were 10 people crowding together in Auntie Lisa's tiny two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco.

Thanksgiving In-Law Horror Stories: The Twitterverse Weighs In

Posted 11.24.2011 | Weddings

We've all seen the movies that depict nightmare in-laws at Thanksgiving dinner -- the mother who nitpicks her new daughter-in-law to tears, the inappr...

The Funniest Thanksgiving FAILS From HuffPost Readers! (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Like many families today, you're probably still cleaning up after yesterday's Thanksgiving feast, or at least sifting through leftovers to make that c...

Traditionally, I Never Liked Traditions

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

My mom has cooked the turkey every year since I was born. Yes, I admit it: I have never put my hand into the nether regions of a big dead bird to pull out the innards.

How Google Saved My Thanksgiving

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randy Susan Meyers

I don't care how many writers shed tears for the good old days before we were so connected, before life sped before our tapping fingers; Web, thee did save me.

For This, Let Us Be Thankful

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

With grateful prayers of thanksgiving we acknowledge our precious fortune, and gorge ourselves, and the god/desses, too, with fabulous feasts of plenty.

Thanksgiving FAILS: Send Us Your Thanksgiving Disaster Story!

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Thanksgiving is just a few precious days away, and while many are gearing up for a fun-filled fall celebration, many more are stressing over recipes, ...

Third Screen: Meleagris Gallopavo

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vickie Karp

I was happy writing "Talk" pieces and poems for The New Yorker, including a turkey timeline called Meleagris Gallopavo. Overdue for an update, non?

Ain't No Turkey Like Michigan Turkey

Kate Schmier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Schmier

Being an independent, sophisticated city-dweller certainly has its moments, but sometimes a girl just needs a break.