Thursday, November 27, 2008
Thanksgiving with the Bieter's
Today is Thanksgiving and since people in Switzerland do not celebrate this holiday, Nick must work a half day and Coretta must go to school. Even stranger is that turkey's are considered a delicacy here, hard to find, and quite expensive. We take for granted living in Minnesota where everywhere you turn you see a turkey farm. Or at least that was my experience living in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. In fact, I was even what they refer to as a turkey chaser. When I was in ninth grade working 11:00pm until 7:00 am chasing turkeys into semi-trucks. Not a job for the weak of stomach let me tell you.
Because turkey is so expensive, I must swallow my pride and realize that a new tradition must be started. Nick invited two different families, the Halls and the Willey's, to celebrate with us, and ran the proposition of chili instead of turkey to them before asking me. Since they agreed, I swallowed hard, decorated the table as I always do, and have reluctantly accepted this new tradition.
The real importance of this day is not what you eat, but to be thankful for the things you have and the people in your life right? Plus I won't be so tired after eating chili. Happy Thanksgiving to all near and far and know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.