This was kind of funny. 

 The other day, I think it was Monday, I was on the highway in Illinois, and 
there on the side of the road, right off the shoulder, were five turkeys, busy 
pecking away at something they had found.

 We know Benjamin Franklin said the eagle was too "immoral" to be our national 
bird and much preferred the turkey.


 I'm still votin' for the eagle. (-:

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---In, <fleetwood_macncheese@...> wrote :

 I mentioned about Thanksgiving, being a less commercial holiday than our 
others, and am curious if a similar holiday exists in the other countries 
represented here? In other words, one not tied to religion or patriotism, or a 
great person, but simply to give thanks for what we have.

 Canadian thanksgiving is pretty much the same but we don't have the big 
shopping thing the day after. Canadians tend to be a bit more understated than 
Americans in most things they do on a large scale - oh, except for the hockey 
thing. That is religion here and considered their own invention although I 
think some arguments exist that Holland invented the first hockey sticks and 
the idea of hitting objects around a frozen surface.

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