Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 530

No, we Brits don’t have Thanksgiving!

I just want to confirm, because I’ve been asked this like a billion times this week already (slight exaggeration πŸ˜‰ ) – WE BRITS DON’T HAVE THANKSGIVING – it’s an American tradition! But, since I am a Brit over here, we’ll happily celebrate it. What else are we going to do on the day off other than eat with you Americans, hey?!

To help us all remember the story of Thanksgiving, this is the First Grade Guide to Thanksgiving, by Harry, age 6. (I totally learned stuff from this! πŸ™‚ )

The story

The story

Ah, so that's what happened!

Ah, so that’s what happened!

And then this thing occurred.

And then this thing occurred.

Plymouth, Mass., not Plymouth, Devon.

Plymouth, Mass., not Plymouth, Devon.

A common room. I did not know this bit!

A common house. I did not know this bit!

Like this one will be here in MD, so I hear....

Like this one will be here in MD, so I hear…. ‘NO!!!’

'New friends' (and I think they had a few fights first, but that bit was left out of this history lesson....)

‘New friends’ (and I think they had a few fights first, but that bit was left out of this history lesson….)

Hooray! Food and wotnot!

Hooray! Food and wotnot!

Note that there is no picture to accompany this bit of the story....

Note that there is no picture to accompany this bit of the story….

The End…. or was it The Beginning….?! πŸ™‚

Hang on a minute, where’s the bit about the TURKEY?!!! πŸ˜‰

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11 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 530

  1. Andy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to my favorite blogging Brit! πŸ˜‰

  2. Ha! IIRC, the Pilgrims didn’t even eat turkey. I THINK I read somewhere that the entrees included fish, lobster, pheasant, and venison, but don’t quote me. πŸ™‚

  3. Maryjenmary says:

    Re Plymouth in both countries, when you go back to England, why don’t you do some pieces for us about some of the original place names for which we have a corresponding place? That would be enjoyable. What about Ann Arundel County in Md?

  4. Sarah Mackie says:

    At school today, I learnt that they didn’t eat turkey. It seems venison was on the menu. I’m learning loads with pre-k!!

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  6. You are aware that the Pilgrims were in fact, British citizens.

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