I've just been reading about Canadian Thanksgiving, which sounds very similar to Thanksgiving in the US, without the football and the Macy's Day Parade.
I haven't celebrated a traditional Thanksgiving in I don't know how long. Some years Allan and I would serve meals to homeless people, sometimes we'd go to a friend's house, and one year we hosted a big gathering of friends. Mostly we'd get some profitable overtime the night before and the day after, and spend the holiday enjoying some quiet time at home together.
So it's kind of amusing that this year we end up doing the family thing for both the Canadian and US Thanksgivings. My mom's visit is purely coincidental, then we'll go to New Jersey in late November, when all our nieces and nephews will be at their parents' home.
I wish Canadian readers a very happy Thanksgiving. I'm very grateful to be here.