My father in law has end stage terminal cancer and intends to die at home--talking days/weeks. My wife and I will be going for a Thanksgiving visit in a couple of weeks with our 2.5 year old, who loves her grandfather very much. He is not going to be in good shape, and may well pass away while we're there. Help?! [more inside]
A friend mentioned they were not to call AAA today about their car problems because it's a holiday and they don't want to inconvenience anybody. Would this really inconvenience people?
I am required to bring a "word of the day" to my Toastmasters club's next meeting. This word should be an interesting and useful word that will expand everyone's command of the English language and ideally would be fun to use. Twist: I want it to be Thanksgiving or holiday season related if possible. My google-fu is failing me because I keep getting results meant for children's crossword puzzles ("pilgrim", "turkey", etc.). I'm looking for something more along the lines of "puritanical" or something like that. Can be historical, related to feelings or gratitude or even satirical of the holiday.
My family wants to have Thanksgiving in a central location for all of us. We've also talked in the past about renting a big house for all of us to get together in a beach town off season. Any suggestions on towns and/or specific properties or agencies that will result in a good holiday for all of us? [more inside]
Can anyone find a working link to livestream the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade? NBC promised, but I honestly can't find it. Other avenues not productive.
I only have 3 meat eaters coming for Thanksgiving. What can I serve to balance my desire not to have a ton of meat leftover that no one will eat vs. the desire to set a festive table and have a special meal? [more inside]
I need to make the best turkey you've ever tasted this Thanksgiving. My pride is at stake here, people. Help me! [more inside]
Destination thanksgiving ideas? [more inside]
How can we cheer up someone who will be alone for the holidays, without actually inviting them to a party or something? [more inside]
About eight years ago, I read this article on some radical-leaning progressive website, about how the author had come to love Thanksgiving, despite originally viewing it as a celebration of mass murder. [more inside]
Celebrating Thanksgiving by myself for the first time. Tips on making it meaningful and memorable? [more inside]
How can I handle my feelings for my parents during this holiday season? [more inside]
New Orleans Thanksgiving for out of towners? Restaurant recommendations needed! [more inside]
dinner drive: we're driving on Thanksgiving Day — with our three year old boy. We'll need to stop. And run. And climb. And jump. And throw things. It's easier if the weather is pleasant but what if it's not…and everything is closed. Suggestions for this route through mid-south Ohio or across the middle. [more inside]
Advice for moving to a new place, 1 hr. from the old place, with 2 cats, and leaving town 4 days later for Thanksgiving holiday. [more inside]
[first time holiday dinner filter] It's my first holiday FEAST. And I must impress FUTURE INLAWS. Give me your tried-and-true "omfg where on EARTH did you get this recipe" holiday recipes - traditional is okay, but I'd prefer the off-kilter. [more inside]
My partner and I are hilariously bad cooks. What's something easy that we can make tonight or tomorrow morning and bring to his parents' house for Thanksgiving? [more inside]
I'm driving from DC to southeastern Pennsylvania on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Help me gauge a good time to leave and choose a route. [more inside]
This year, I turn thirty, on Thanksgiving. I need something to do that's special with my fiance, and as always, there's [more inside]