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Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

TREASURED FRIENDS & FEARLESS LOVERS PRESENTS A THANKSGIVING CONCERT WITH WOLFIE MOONSHADOW

 

TREASURED FRIENDS  &  FEARLESS LOVERS PRESENTS A THANKSGIVING CONCERT WITH WOLFIE MOONSHADOW

 

DATE ~ THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH @ 6 PM SLT

ATTIRE ~ IMPRESSIVE CASUAL

LIMO ~ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamworld%20Treasure/86/127/22

ABOUT WOLFIE MOONSHADOW

Since June of 2010, Wolfie has built a following becoming one of SL's most popular performers. He performs songs from several genres making his shows varied and adaptable for each venue he plays. His sheer love of entertaining shines through in every performance, with his fans becoming a part of the show, every time. :)

Wolfie has performed with several RL bands spanning over more than 20 years and three countries (Gibraltar, Spain and the UK).  Also, Wolfie has appeared on several television programs in Gibraltar in addition to performing for Gibraltar National Day concerts.

Some of his many accomplishments include awards for Gibraltar Young Musician Of The Year - Vocalist Category,  Professional Entertainer of the Year in Costa Del Sol, Spain and MEL Best Band of the Year and and MEL Best Front Man of the Year - Midlands England 2003/2004.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Talkin' Turkey... Where To Get Thanksgiving Dinner On SL - STACEY CARDALINES REPORTING

 


Thanksgiving is coming, and that means someone- maybe you- is hosting dinner. You get no sympathy from this journalist, who lives near Plymouth, Massachusetts in a town founded by Myles Standish. I host every year, no question. Big ol' Catholic family, too. Local turkeys know my name and fear me.

Cooking for crowds is always hectic and is rarely fun. All you can do is set out a ton of food and keep the alcohol flowing. That is how it works on SL, as well.

Avatars don't need to eat. We're not gigapets, and you could starve your avatar for years without her losing a pound. Eating is something you do for grins on SL. That said, you should try to do it well when you do it.

This goes double when it is Thanksgiving. You most likely eat with real people on Thanksgiving, but you may be on SL later in the day. You may even end up hosting an SL Thanksgiving party, and people coming to that party are going to be expecting turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce and all that other good stuff. You can f**k around on Easter and Christmas with roast beef or ham... but in November, you'd better be bringin' the Gobbler. If not, I can't even do business with you.

Since avatars don't need food, that leads to supply/demand problems when looking to layout a turkey dinner spread in your SL home or business. Even if you find a friggin' turkey, good luck finding butternut squash or green bean casserole. There may be a potato farm sim somewhere, and some other sim might have a cranberry bog, but you're eventually going to hit a wall somewhere on the menu if you try to score the ingredients individually.

Fortunately, the good people at the Food Connection have taken care of all that for you. You can go in, drop what I believe is 200 Ls and have a big huge table with all the Thanksgiving necessities. Turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, sweet potato pie, stuffing, some green thing that I assume is associated with Southern sorts of Thanksgiving, cranberry sauce, rolls, carrots and all the other stuff that Charlie Brown didn't come up with in his Thanksgiving special dinner.

Here's the address... Food Connection  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Depoz%20W/121/28/27

A few facts on certain Thanksgiving menu items that will let you DOMINATE the dinner table conversation:

- Turkeys are not indigenous to the nation of Turkey. They are native, and were at one time unique, to North America. The Spanish sold them to Arab merchants, and the bird was introduced to Europe via Turkish markets. They have been common holiday fare in Europe since The 1600s. In the classic story A Christmas Carol, Scrooge springs for a turkey as he redeems himself.

- "Cranberry sauce" is what John Lennon says at the end of Strawberry Fields Forever. He liked nonsense words in his song, and he thought "cranberry sauce" sounded funny. I have read that he detested the stuff. Many misheard the lyric as "I buried Paul," and the Paul Is Dead rumors gained steam.

- The Irish became so dependent on potatoes that, when a blight hit Irish spuds in the 1840s, the resulting famine killed 25% of the Irish population. 

- Stephen King originally handed his publisher a story called Children Of The Asparagus, but his agent talked him into using Corn. OK, I made that up.

- People in the southern US, bitter over losing the Civil War, viewed Pumpkin Pie as a symbol of Yankee culture and refused to serve it. Sweet Potato Pie was substituted into holiday menus in the former Confederate states.

- Green Bean Casserole was invented by the Campbell's Soup people and is the major mover of Cream of Mushroom Soup. Dorcas Riley headed the group that invented it. Cranberry Sauce was invented by Ocean Spray, a Massachusetts cranberry conglomerate. The same guy that introduced cranberry sauce to America also invented Cranapple and various cocktails such as the Cape Codder, the Madras, the Sea Breeze, the Cosmopolitan, and- no joke- roll-on deodorant.




- The original spread at the first Thanksgiving was waterfowl, venison, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin, and squash. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving. What’s the Big Deal? Lanai Jarrico Reporting...

This parody article is back by popular demand,


Thanksgiving is observed in the United States,Canada, Puerto Rico, Liberia and Norfolk Island on the fourth Thursday of November. This year it falls on the 23th day of the month.

The holiday includes a gathering of family and friends for the great feast of the season. Traditionally, tables are laid out like a buffet of turkey, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, gravy and all sorts of other family recipes passed down from generations.

Today, the meal is usually followed by some football, snacks and beer. The whole day seems to revolve around food and entertaining house guests or house hoppin’ for pickings.
But really... what is Thanksgiving about?

I sat down with Pilgrim Pete and Chief Roughneck to ask them about this holiday and get both perspective on how it came about. 

Interview with a Pilgrim and an Indian

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Charity. Business. Networking | Weekend Event : 11-19 | No Kid Hungry for Thanksgiving Reception Gala | 5pm SLT


This weekend VIRTUAL World Business Association (VWBA) is hosting a weekend of events.  This includes a networking happy hour (Friday), a charity gala (Saturday) and a business seminar (Sunday).

Join us as we give, network and grow together.


11-19 | No Kid Hungry for Thanksgiving Reception Gala | 5pm SLT
For the 3rd year in a row, VIRTUALVillage Media and The Delicious Foundation partnered with to support the NO KID HUNGRY® Campaign. We kicked off the fundraising our month long charity drive on the 1st and runs through the 30th.

As a thank you to our donors and  sponsors we are hosting a reception dinner.  This is yet another chance to give and help change lives.  No child should ever go hungry & we want to help make that happen, Join Us!

Special Guest and Entertainment Include: 
Kamille Kamala (5:00-5:30 PM SLT)
Miss Diva Stone (6:00-6:30 PM SLT)
Joaquin Gustav (6:30-7:30 PM SLT)


Stop by and make a donation anytime before Thanksgiving:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Business%20District%20Lima/71/119/23


11-20 | International Business Seminar | Kamille Kamala
Kamille Kamala of the Lyrical Cafe at the VIRTUALVillage Media | Virtual HQ Presentation Space. Kamille will be sharing her success story, and how she has developed the Lyrical Cafe to what it is today. Our International Business Seminar offers an up close and personal look into the journey of successful business and industry leaders, paving the way in our virtual worlds. Cocktails and Entertainment provided.

All happening at the VIRTUALVillage Business and Conference Center.


VIRTUALVillage Media | Virtual HQ
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Business%20District%20Lima/71/119/23

Thursday, November 26, 2015

2015 Thanksgiving in Second Life- Debby Sharma Reporting...



Thanksgiving Day is a day to give thanks for the blessing of the harvest and the preceding year.
It is a National Holiday in Canada and the United States. In Canada it is celebrated on the second Monday of October, while in the United States, it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Apart from Canada and the United States, it is observed in Liberia [1st Thursday in November], Grenada, Saint Lucia [1st Monday in October], Norfolk Island (Australia) [Last Wednesday in November], Puerto Rico, Leiden, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany [early October as Erntedankfest] and Japan [November 23rd as Labor Thanksgiving Day]. Being a secular festival, it is also celebrated by a few who follow Judaism.
The origin of the festival in the United States has been debated upon for decades. The debate is often confused between the Thanksgiving Service and Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration. Some claim that the Thanksgiving religious service was celebrated by the Spanish on September 8th, 1565 in Saint Augustine, Florida- which was codified in the founding charter of Berkeley Hundred in Charles City County, Virginia in 1619. 
Others believe that the true origin came from England, when the Pilgrims and Puritans emigrated in 1620s and 1630s who followed a tradition of Days of Fasting and Thanksgiving for the providence. However, later in December 26th, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a joint resolution of Congress changing the national Thanksgiving Day from Last Thursday in November to the Fourth Thursday.

In United Kingdom, the harvest festival of Thanksgiving does not have an official date. It is observed on or near the Sunday of the harvest moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox.
This secular festival is celebrated with singing, praying and decorating baskets of food and fruit to celebrate a successful harvest. The collections of food are usually held which are later given to local charities to help the homeless and needy.  Harvest Dinners and parades are common in Germany. In some places family dinners are common.
In Second Life, residents celebrate Thanksgiving either by partying at clubs, participating in hunts,  dressing up like a turkey, gifting each other and participating in an interactive parade among other things. Here are a few landmarks and events you would not like to miss on Thanksgiving Day.



Gifts

Photography Credits: Official Facebook page of Chez Moi
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Hunts

Source: Second Life Destination Guide
The Jerky Turkey Hunt already made it to the Destination Guide. One is required to find the feathers of the Turkey. The hunt items range from Thanks giving to Fall items. Landmark: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brewery/126/192/21
Thanksgiving Turkey Hunt at The Magnificent Cat. There are 10 turkeys to look for at the store and skybox. Some give thank giving hunt items and others give L$. Landmark: http://secondlife:///app/region/Shocking%20Blue/17/161/22



Marketplace

Source: Second Life Market Place.
There are many items for sale especially for Thanksgiving like home d├ęcor, clothing, shoulder pets etc. Here is the link to browse the products. https://marketplace.secondlife.com/products/search?search%5Bcategory_id%5D=301&utm_source=Marketplace&utm_medium=Banner&utm_campaign=ThanksgivingFeast_2015

Parade
Macy’ Famous Thanks giving Parade will be held at Rockefeller Plaza New York City Skating Rink. It is an interactive parade which means people are invited to bring floats with animations where audience can sit or animate themselves on each float giving them a photography opportunity. It is a one and half hour event with 95 floats which started on 15th November and run through till 26th November, 2015. Landmark: http://secondlife:///app/region/Tombstone%20Winslow/215/205/2042

Club Events
All evening celebrations with music and dancing starting at 5:00 pm; one can dress in formal or casual at Foxxies Romantic Jazz Club Dancing, Elegant Ballroom and Gardens on Foxxies. Landmark: http://secondlife:///app/region/Foxxies/218/132/22 
Club Carnage will host a 12 hours Thanksgiving party for family and friends. Landmark: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Young/194/218/40?title=CarnageThanksgiving%20@%20Club%20Carnage. There will also be a dinner party starting at 7:00pm. Everyone is invited to join in their formals as the turkey is served. Landmark: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Flagg/179/147/1002  
Party at Mamaroos from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on 26th November, 2015 will be celebrating thanksgiving with friends and fans of the club. Landmark: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Temptation%20dAlliez/161/193/23
Insatiable [A] will have a party from 6:00pm for an hour to celebrate Thanksgiving and honour Black Friday. Landmark: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carrabella/219/212/23
The Dusty Wanderer Put at Dusty Heights will have a contest starting at 6:00 pm for 2 hours with 1000L$ on the board {Split}. Landmark: http://secondlife:///app/region/Dusty%20Heights/141/116/2021

Open Mic

Open Mic for 4 hours at The Sound District starting at 7:00 pm. It is requested to come dressed in attire appropriate for a Thanksgiving Dinner. Landmark: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Moonfall%20Secrets/233/222/22

Monday, November 23, 2015

A Thanksgiving Interview with a Protesting Turkey- Lanai Jarrico Reporting…



Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so it is time for another Holiday Mascot Interview. I truly enjoy meeting these characters in Second Life because something unexpected always happens. Last time I interviewed a Thanksgiving mascots, it ended in an argument between a Pilgrim and Indian. This year I decided I would talk to a Turkey about his perspective, so I went to a breedable farm...



Lanai: Excuse me Mr Turkey, my name is Lanai from The SL Enquirer.  Do you have time for an interview?

Turkey: Ugh that newspaper? pfft. Anyway,  My name is Justin and get away from me! I’m not in a very trusting mood this time of year.

Lanai: Hey now!  Relax, Justin. I’m not here to hunt you for my table. I just want to talk to you about Thanksgiving.

Turkey: What’s to talk about? It is not my favorite holiday, neither is Christmas. You humans need to think about making healthier choices that do not involve us.



Lanai: But Turkey is very healthy. It is a valuable source of protein and is a good source of iron, zinc, potassium, and phosphorus in addition to vitamin B6 and niacin, which are both essential for the body's energy production. Don’t make me get all educational about it, but I understand why you’d disagree with sacrificing yourself for us. I just wanted to get your perspective on this holiday.

Turkey: Well from my perspective, it isn’t all about zinc, potassium, vitamin B6 and blah blah blah all that other stuff. It’s all about being choked, feathers being plucked, and having my neckbone shoved up my ass! Then, to finish me off with a golden brown crisp. Doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun does it?  If it were up to me, I would hunt down humans and stick them in the center of a table for my family to gather around and see how you like it, but we are herbivores. Besides that, you humans eat way too much junk food and would not be healthy to eat, even for a pig!

Lanai:That wasn’t very nice Justin.

Turkey: What’s not nice is the annual roundup of my fellow feathered fowls...Lanai

Lanai: I guess you have a point. So what do you suggest we use as our main staple for Thanksgiving ?

Turkey: If I really had a say. I would suggest that nice stocky Amaretto horse over there! Let me make my case for your brutal holiday.  You can make horse bacon, ribs, scrapple, pony sausage, rump roast, horse shoulder, horse rinds, jerky and  stew. Do I need to go on? Don’t get me started on the breedable dragons and meeroos if you can catch one.

By this time all the Breedable animals gathered around to listen in…



Horse: Hold on a second Justin there is such a thing as turkey bacon just saying!  Remember you have to live here with us so be careful what you tell this nosy reporter.

Meerroos: Wait. What?

Justin the Turkey: I will peck both of your eyeballs out. Mind your own business. The way you both populate Second Life, you outta be the ones hunted!

Horse: Don’t make me come over there Justin.


Meeroos: pfft. *scurries off*

Justin the Turkey: Oh yea ponyboy? I got one thing to say! *points at the horses*  Lady,take your pick. Each one is at least 2,400 pounds of meat!

Lanai: Wooooah. Wait a minute.

Horse: *gives Justin the hoof and gallops off into the stable*


Chicken: Keep me and my chicks out of this conversation. This is the one day of the year that we get a break, so CLUCK OFF!

Justin the Turkey: Easy there feathered friend!  What’s one more day? Let’s not mention Football season and all the damn chicken wings these humans consume.

Lanai: OK, this is getting out of hand.  Let me just clear the air before a riot breaks out on this farm. I am just here to talk about Thanksgiving from a Turkey’s perspective.

Unknown animal in the crowd: You picked the wrong farm lady!

Lanai: Is that so? *smirks*

In the meantime, Justin the Turkey and his flock gets into an argument with the Horses and chickens while Lanai quietly backs out of the barn and starts the turkey deep fryer.



It is clear that an interview with a Turkey was not the best idea, especially on a farm where other disgruntled animals live just awaiting for consumption. However you celebrate Thanksgiving  be thankful for the animals who unwillingly sacrificed themselves for you.

Happy Thanksgiving SLE Fans!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Mayflower has Landed in Second Life!- Lanai Jarrico Reporting...



In Second Life we have the unique ability to recreate historical events and rebuilt structures that have long since been lost or in ruins back to their original state with the help of information gathered from history books,  ancient maps, historical documents and diagrams.  With that being said, I was exploring the grid in search of a farm. I was determined to interview a turkey for my Thanksgiving holiday mascot article. But instead I came across something unexpected.



Located on Zundra at Mayflower & Plymouth Village on a thousand kisses Estate, there bobbing in the water is The Mayflower.  The history of this ship is significant to Thanksgiving if you are familiar with the story about how the New World was “discovered”.  

As the story goes: Hoping to flee the dictates of the Church of England,  The Mayflower was a commissioned vessel responsible for transporting William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims from Plymouth, England to the New World.  It took 66 days as they braved violent storms at sea and disease. 



Finally, on November 11, 1620, The Mayflower dropped anchor at Provinceton Harbor, now known as Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  The surviving Pilgrims did not leave the ship right away, instead they endured the harsh winter aboard the vessel and emerged onto land on March 21, 1621 and started the Plymouth Colony.


The Mayflower did not stick around after its mission. It returned back to England to be used as a trade vessel until the death of Captain Christopher Jones. The abandoned and battered ship was destroyed and used for scrap lumber.


The Plymouth Rock is also significant to the Mayflower and Thanksgiving time because it is famously known as the site said to be the first solid piece of land where the Pilgrims set foot when arriving to the New World. 

Today, it is surrounded by a gate to protect it from damage. Now that you have some background information about these 2 historical artifacts, no matter where you are in the world, it is only a teleport away in Second Life.



 Upon arriving at this great location, virtually, you can explore a depiction of the first settlement. There is a meeting house, fort, outdoor baking oven, cook pot and a family house. 



If you explore the woods you will also find a Wampanoag tribe settlement.
To make your visit more authentic and fun, dress up like a Pilgrim or Indian and invite your friends for an educational outing. Don’t forget to take pictures sitting around the table for the first Thanksgiving!




Monday, November 24, 2014

Being Thankful in Second Life- Ccoursey reporting....






"Never let the things you WANT make you forget the things you HAVE"


Some of us play Second Life as a way of escaping our real life, some play as a hobby or way to waste time, others may play because that is the only way of socializing with other people because real life has restricted them in some way or another.  What are you thankful for in Second Life?  What has it given you that you?  

Kasslina Moonglow:  The friends I have made.

Savannah Darling:  Friends and family mostly.  SL friends and family are there for you in times when nobody else is.  Personally, friends and fam here have been more supportive and understanding than RL ones.  SL would be nothing without them ya know?

Trixie Morgenstern:  Meeting the people that have enriched my real life.

Irish:  The wonderful people I have met :)


RavenRider:  Freedom.

Daniel the Kid:  The fact we can express ourselves through our avatars, the worlds we travel too, and the friends we make.

Mira Bond: That I can hang out with my friends from all over the world.  Being a at home mum I can't get out much, so this is as close as I can get to going out in the real world right now :)  Also that I can spend time with my guy here and get close to him.

Cry Jewel:  I am thankful for my friends and family on SL.

AZKadellia:  the ability to be me here, in whatever form, skin, hair I desire I guess is the biggest one.


Uncle Bob:  Some of the people I have met.  Friends made.

McBain:  Being able to try anything I can't do in RL, like skydiving from the Eiffel tower.

Violette Ravinelli-McMillan: I'm thankful for my family and husband :)

Gypsylynn Whelan:  The chance to meet Synny.  I don't see how we would have met otherwise.

Lisa:  My friends!

Barusa:  The ability to fly.

Zio:  I can speak with people around the world.  I can be thankful for listening to music and making me wanna be updated with whats happening in the world of music.

Gabriella Rossello:  Granny.  Because she is awesome and she is 82... And she is my rock that gets me through anything.


Mandy Moo Viper-Hallison: I am thankful for all the friends and family I have gained here.  I am also thankful for the creative outlet that SL has given me that I would never have dreamed or thought possible in RL.

Cheetos:  Hmm, for ability to meet new friends.

Kel:  Friends.

Sins A. Smooth Harrington:  I am very thankful for all the people I have met over 7 years time... Most have become good friends even out of SL... The laughs shared with them, MY family.. And thankful for SL who brought me my RL partner... And thanks Sl for making me who I am today in SL :)

Bo Haggard:  My wife and Friends.


For Americans, Thanksgiving is coming up, a time when we are to remember the things we have in our lives that we appreciate.  It is easy to get wrapped in the every day happenings and chores of life, but even little things that we've grown used to seeing as a norm should be remembered.  There is never any telling who isn't lucky enough to have those things we do or when we could lose them.  Enjoy Life, Enjoy Second Life and never waste a moment, because if it isn't what you want then why do it?



What are you thankful for? Use the comment box below.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

EARLY THANKSGIVING PARTY AT DADDY-O's WITH DJ HUEY WALKER Thursday November 20th 6 - 8 PM SLT


                                http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Almost%20Paradise/216/230/21
It's an early Thanksgiving party on the beach at Daddy-O's! DJ Huey Walker and his lovely hostess Krissy Walker will be spinning all Motown music for the party. Now the crazy part! Dress for this party will be in the original Thanksgiving vogue - Pilgrims and Indians! So get on that "First Thanksgiving" outfit and come on over for a night of Motown Music to celebrate Thanksgiving - albeit a week early!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

No Kid HungryCampaign for Thanksgiving: Reception Dinner November 20th 5pm SLT- Virtual Village Media, the Delicious Foundation





This Thanksgiving season, VIRTUALVillage Media and The Delicious Foundation have partnered up to support the SHARE OUR STRENGTH’S NO KID HUNGRY® CAMPAIGN [http://www.nokidhungry.org/] a RL campaign supporting the battle against child hunger in America. We kicked off the fundraising with a Grid-wide charity drive on the 10th and we've raised upwards of 40K$L and $100 USD so far.
 
On Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 5pm SLT, we are hosting a reception dinner to thank all the donors and sponsors who contributed to this noble cause. We would like to show our appreciation by feeding them as they have helped feed many children this holiday season with their generosity through Volunteering, Donations of Funds or Services, or Sponsorship. 

There will be live entertainment, dancing, good music, giveaways, great company, fantastic drinks and a delicious gourmet sit down dinner and dessert buffet which will be provided by Evans Cuisine. Attire is semi-formal [Dress to Impress]. 
We have enclosed 2 tickets for you and a guest to attend our special event. Please be sure to R.S.V.P. for each person attending. Thank you. 
We look forward to seeing you there!*


*Please be sure to RSVP as there is limited seating available for the dinner portion of the event.


VIRTUALVillage Media                          

  The Delicious Foundation

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thanksgiving is Coming Soon! Here are some festive Holiday Hunts Happening Now in Second Life- Ceciliarosalie Reporting…



Thanksgiving day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the U.S and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of harvesting and of the preceding year. Although it is mostly referred as An American holiday there are several places around the globe which hold similar traditions and celebrations for the day. Thanksgiving day has its roots in religious and cultural  customs. Strange as it may seem there’s not a fixed date for this holiday and dates vary depending on the exact country separately.

Let’s have a closer look on these different dates

Canada: on the second Monday of October , U.S.: Thanksgiving, currently celebrated on the third Thursday of November, Norfolk Island: Thanksgiving is celebrated on the last Wednesday of November and in Germany is in early October, though German festival is influenced by Christian religion.

Most families follow traditions begun on the first Thanksgiving, but many have their own traditions that they follow each year. The best thing about Thanksgiving is spending time with family. Many people live far from their inmates and travel long distances by any means of transport to be with their loved ones. Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year!


Traditional foods are a large part of Thanksgiving celebrations. Many families include the entire family in the food preparation. Traditional foods include turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Many people serve pie for dessert at the end of the meal. Popular pie flavors are pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato, and apple.

Many generous folks use Thanksgiving as an opportunity to help the less fortunate. Some people volunteer to serve food at homeless shelters on Thanksgiving Day and others donate to shelters or participate in canned food drives.

The Wishbone Feature!!!

Some families include breaking the turkey's wishbone as part of their celebration. The wishbone is found attached to the breast meat in the turkey's chest. After the meat has been removed and the wishbone has had a chance to become dry and brittle, two people each take one end of the bone, make a wish, and pull. Whoever ends up with the larger part of the bone gets their wish!

But what happens in SL on Thanksgiving day?

Just like in RL avatar families are gathered feasting and celebrating Thanksgivings Day.
As for my dear shopping addicts…

Almost every shop operating on the grid announces sales and great deals on that special Day. There are also some great hunts which are worth mentioning.


Dirty Turkey 5.0
Jerky Turkey Hunt 4
Golden Thanksgiving
Gobble Gobble Hunt
Events




Keep in mind that more parties and events always come up at the last minute. ;)

Best Wishes 


 Got a Thanksgiving Event coming up? Post it in our comments section!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Observed in Second Life – Glossom Resident Reporting…



“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” - Cicero

Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. In the United States it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November and in Canada is in the second Monday of October. It is also observed in Liberia, Puerto Rico, Norfolk Island and …in Second Life. This year the big day is November 28th.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Thousand And One Ways to Roast a Turkey: How do you Cook Yours? – Glossom Resident reporting…




Thanksgiving is one of the most celebrated holidays characterized by a gastronomic abundance and by a wealth of culinary traditions. It not only reflects the unique history of each cook, but also the rich diversity of America and beyond.

While the typical meal of the day consists of Thanksgiving nibbles such as turkey, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, pies made from seasonal fruits and vegetables, among others, how these foods are interpreted depends largely on who's cooking. Different family traditions and regional flavors make the Thanksgiving meal unique.

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, so it's time to get organized. Whip up your favorite recipes and get to work. But if you have not decided which Turkey recipe to use, we went around Second Life and asked some residents to share their own. Here are some mouth watering ways of cooking turkey to get you inspired. We would like to thank all who have shared their culinary secrets.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Jonesford's Bakery New Release: Realistic Thanksgiving Buffet – 50% Release Sale for Group Members



The all-new Realistic Thanksgiving Buffet offers a truly awe-inspiring dining experience filled with goodies from homemade recipes and a warm atmosphere.


Realistic effect: hold the empty plate in your hand and choose what you really want to eat from the buffet. Only the chosen food will appear in your plate. Unlimited refills. Visit the bakery and try the buffet on display.

Jonesford’s Bakery strives to make your holiday special, from our festive buffet selections, to our Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner tables or even our specialty baked products.

Join Jonesford's Bakery Group for this sale!
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bay%20City%20-%20Mashpee/49/164/26

 
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