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

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving From the Sports and Leisure Desk at SLE- Stacey Cardalines Reporting...

 

Gobble Gobble!


Thanksgiving and Halloween are sorts of the co-anchors of the Autumn season. Autumn starts in September, but September and early October can still have some nice days, at least where I live (Massachusetts). Halloween and Thanksgiving fall (no pun intended) is a time of year when there is no doubt that Summer has left the building. I've bundled my children up in winter coats to send them trick or treating, and I've sat at a Thanksgiving football game where it was 12 degrees outside.


This cold dichotomy may lead some people to hate Autumn, but not this reporter. I love the change of seasons, I love the fall foliage and I love all the harvest stuff going on at local farms. One of the reasons that I haven't written here in a while is that I spent a lot of October and November driving around to look at trees changing color or roaming through pumpkin patches like Linus. There are other reasons, but they are sad ones, and this is supposed to be the Enquirer's funny column, so no need to drag that all up here.

I was looking to write about Thanksgiving and especially Plymouth. Plymouth is the birthplace of Thanksgiving (Jamestown had the real first Thanksgiving, but Virginians need to argue with their underperforming public relations staff, not me). I live deep enough in real-life Plymouth County that I can see the Mayflower II across the bay from my house. Seeking to capitalize on this unearned Dad-bought-a-house-here expertise, I hunt incessantly for Plymouth-related sims every November so that I can let the people know my wisdom.

Only once in my years working for this publication have I found Plymouth on SL, and- to be frank- it looked more like northern California... and I say that in the "Sacramento is not California" sense that Rush Street Reggie made famous. They had a Mayflower, a few colonial-looking cabins, and some turkeys running about. I was very pleased, and Lanai got a Thanksgiving article out of me that year. That sim is something else these days, and I could find no substitute for it any other year I looked.

This year also failed to net me a Plymouth, but that doesn't mean my deadline goes away, so I had to hunt me up some Autumn somewhere.

I found Autumn in spades at the Mieville Thanksgiving Street Fair. This is a very nice sim that is all set up for the Fall season. as you can see from the pictures, they have turkeys, fireplaces, fall foliage, November-blooming flowers... all that good stuff.  The sim is cleverly constructed so the visitor walks around a pastoral autumn scene, but as they do, they go by little sales kiosks where they can purchase seasonally-themed products.



It makes for a very nice walk and is a good setting for some cute pictures. I heartily recommend it. They have the autumnal theme running through the 25th, so hurry on down this long weekend. Much like real life, there isn't much time for you to see Fall things... it will be December before you and I speak again.

People take things in SL for granted. If you go to a sim where it is done up for Autumn, you should rightfully praise whoever set the sim up. You should also, however, appreciate the infrastructure which provides the things that you see at that sim. You have to find someone who sells Autumn trees, turkeys, horns-o-plenty, Mayflowers, and what have you. SL is funny like that- many people play SL just to have cyber sex, but there are people who log on to SL and spend the day making Pilgrim hats. Because of them and the sacrifices they made, the sim you get laid at has a nice, comforting Autumn look. A timeless Norman Rockwell background takes some of the shame out of av-fucking a stranger.

Because there are designers who make turkey tailfeathers and Pilgrim costumes, my sister Courtney and I have seasonally-themed outfits for our job as dancers. Being from Plymouth, I was a natural for the Naughty Pilgrim costume. Not being from Plymouth, my sister ended up having to be a turkey. I didn't think to include my costume, which is just black lingerie with a Priscilla Alden bonnet, in this article. There was no way in Hell I was going to forget to highlight my sister with goofy turkey feathers attached to her lower spine. 

I won the next season, too... I get to dance as Mrs. Claus, while Courtney will spend December wearing reindeer antlers with blinking Christmas tree lights on them. Much like her tailfeathers, she loves when people ask about her antlers, why she has to wear them, whether she lost a bet or not... go on down and say hello.

People should also not take Autumn for granted. Autumn gets a bad rap, basically because it is Summer's pallbearer. Never forget that Autumn stands between Summer and the ice/cold/snow of Winter. Winter's main holiday- Christmas- is all about snow and cold. There will be months where you'd be thrilled to see a forecast for the day as "highs in the 40s, lows in the 30s." People in western New York right now wish it was 48 degrees.

The key is to see the bright side. Go out even on SL- and see some trees changing color. Get an apple cider donut. Watch some farmer harvest something. Remember, in about a month, it will be too cold to go out. Go down to the Mieville Thanksgiving Street Fair and see some Autumn. Otherwise, once you go down the list some, you'll end up at Divas, watching a stripper journalist dressed as a Pilgrim... or her sister Courtney, dressed as a turkey.

The positive part of journalism is informing the public, sharing your adventures, helping someone who needs help, promoting good causes, blah blah blah... the negative but fun part of journalism is using your column to humiliate your sister, who might have to dance for all comers dressed as a turkey.






Thursday, November 25, 2021

SLE ARCHIVES 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 23rd 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 perspectives on how it came about. 

Interview with a Pilgrim and an Indian

SLE ARCHIVES 2015: 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!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in Second Life!




Happy thanksgiving 2021 to you and yours :) Welcome to the 18th annual Macy's Thanksgiving parade tribute in fabulous New York City! 

The parade has won many awards and is the only totally interactive parade in Second Life.  It is approx 1+  hours long and has 103 floats and balloons to date. It runs 24/7 so be sure to come back if you miss any of it and bring your friends :) great photo ops for all

Please remove all unnecessary huds and trackers laggy attachments etc. 

The parade runs down the main route (5th ave)  (if you can't see the balloons (pan your cam up)

To ride the floats and balloons right-click on one and choose to sit or ride -- it has many couples rides also :) any floats with pose balls you can also choose where to sit by hitting on that ball.

Note:  if you are on a float that does not disappear at the end of the ride please stand and get off the ride

The parade is best viewed at midday or noontime 

There is a slight pause from the end to the beginning of the next start of the parade to allow all to see from the beginning and tp friends to join you.

Tips 

The best way to get a great experience riding the floats is to go to the start of the parade and take the 4 1/2 min. Ride to the end, then fly back to the start again or pick another that is already out. The best view of the parade is from the sidewalk at the little shop on the corner.

If your graphics can handle it turn up your draw distance far enough to see the beginning and end of the parade route


Other Things to do:

  • Macy's building 
  • Visit Santa Clause get freebee presents
  • Central park
  • Relax in the stone park 
  • Dance in the romantic gazebo
  • Rockefeller center
  • Ice skating
  • Back street
  • Folies bar
  • Have a bit of holiday cheer!


Good eats  

La vie en rose romantic dinner for two (side street Macy's building}

Starbucks  - Dunkin doughnuts  - burger king



Have a great time at the parade and happy holidays to you all :)

If you had fun here and care to, there are donation boxes along the parade route. Any amount will be appreciated greatly to help me continue to bring you these holiday parades and events each year :)  Thank you in advance for your generous donations :)

If you have any questions or problems please im Frannydj dean


Many thanks to those for helping bring the parade to you this year!

Scripters: 

Grue ling

Bitlygirl

Herman bergson

Frankx  lefavre

Builders

Cyberwymn graycloud

Dougie bing

And many thanks to all my loyal fans that come back each year for the parade and have made it a longstanding Second Life Thanksgiving tradition :)


Sim and parade designed and built by frannydj dean 


TELEPORT NOW! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Steamy%20Shores/68/205/700



Tuesday, November 23, 2021

You are invited to Mieville's Thanksgiving Market 2021 November 24th- November 28th



We have more than 30 wagons for you to browse products:  Think of early Christmas shopping and yummy stuff for Turkey Day!

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 24 through Sunday, November 28

TELEPORT: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mieville%20Doyle/79/72/26

Many thanks for your support of HHL Hunts & Events.

Happy Thanksgiving!


-Perryn Peterson

Producer, HHL Hunts & Events

Monday, November 15, 2021

Thanksgiving Shopping At Fairplay Designs - Stacy Cardalines Reporting

 


As a real-life resident of Plymouth County hailing from a town founded by Myles Standish, it is only natural that I am the SL Enquirer's expert in all things Thanksgiving. This is true even though I am the Sportswriter at this paper, and it is true even though we have several writers who are better at Crafts stuff than I am by a significant margin. I have a Thanksgiving-themed authenticity that you can only get from a realtor. It's like when rappers have street credibility, just with cranberries and little funny buckled hats.

Thanksgiving is a harvest festival. This is why Thanksgiving has so much emphasis on stuffing... stuffing your face! Farmers are happy when they get the harvest in. Their work is lessened afterward, they have food for the winter and they can sell some of the crop to buy goods they need. What better way to celebrate the harvest than to fill your tummy? Thanksgiving celebrations have strayed from the original some- the Pilgrims had no cranberry sauce, rarely watched the NFL, and invited Wampanoags over for dinner- but the basic idea is still the same. 


SL has a bit of a Thanksgiving void that you don't see with other major holidays. I blame non-Americans, who either aren't thankful enough or who have their Thanksgiving on some non-November date. If we ever get an American Napoleon or an American Genghis Khan, this is probably something he will straighten out in conquered territories early in his reign. Sometimes you have to force Thankfulness onto some people, and it's better to get us all synched up on the same date for it. They'll thank us for it later, once they are more thankful.

I did a search and found a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving sim, but the landmark they gave me dropped me off the edge of the property and I fell 3500 meters, so eff them. I went to a Plymouth-themed sim a long time ago, they even had the Mayflower and a Wampanoag village, but that place is no longer operational. I was there long enough ago that the pictures I took there no longer work. Prolly from an older SL Enquirer host, I've been here many moons. I have yet to find another Pilgrim sim, but I never stop looking... so, therefore, you can stop looking. 


Either way, it can be tough to get Thanksgiving/harvest themed goods on SL. Retailers, much like in real life, have a short window between Halloween and Christmas seasons for Thanksgiving. Brooke Fairplay, a store owner who I spoke with when researching this article, said she has to take down all of her Autumn stuff two days after Thanksgiving to make room for all her Christmas stuff. She makes up for it by being able to bundle Thanksgiving and Halloween together, as they share iconic decorations like corn stalks and pumpkins. Not many people beyond jihad-intensity bargain hunters jump up in May and say, "Hot damn, I'd better go buy some Thanksgiving-themed stuff."

The time to strike is now, and the place to strike is Fairplay Designs. I popped in there today, unannounced, ran into the owner (the previously mentioned Brooke Fairplay), looked around some... I'm a first-class snoop. It's what I do. It's all I do. I prefer to visit the place as a regular tourist/consumer rather than as a scheduled journalistic appointment. I see it how you see it.


You'll like seeing this place. She has seasonal goods and is all over the Harvest season. She has turkeys, mums, pumpkin pies, fall leaves, scarecrows, greeting cards, balloons, hay, corn stalks, and a whole bunch of other stuff so Thanksgiving-ish that you could probably get Priscilla Alden's phone number. If you scatter this stuff around your property properly, you'll have a rustic, pastoral vibe, even if you live in an urban sim. The prices are Fair(play) enough that you won't be spending frivolously to decorate your house for November. I wouldn't do that to you.


If you're a guy who owns a SL property and you maybe are gonna have a girl over this November, you can spend a bit of lira here and be seasonably well-decorated when the young lady arrives. If you are a man who is reading a holiday decoration article, you probably don't need me telling you that the girl will probably not be impressed if your house only has a rug, a hot tub, and a BDSM bed... but I'll mention it anyway, just in case. If you have no idea where to put the corn stalks and the scarecrow, maybe take the young lady with you to Fairplay Designs and let her pick out and- later, at your house- place the stuff. You can ease her into the Fuck Couch part of the house later, once there are oak trees on your property and she thinks you're all sensitive and stuff.


If you are hosting any sort of Thanksgiving event, you probably want to dip into Fairplay Designs. They have what you need. As I mentioned before, they are about a month away from going All Christmas, so you're good there for that holiday, too. Brooke already has a bunch of Christmas stuff out, and even more, will be coming once December hits. But for now, in November, think Thanksgiving.

Of course, I have the landmark! It's down below somewhere!

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!

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

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.

 
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