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All can share in holiday’s bounty


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 28, 2013

~~<p>It may be overshadowed by the big gift-giving extravaganza a month later, but let's be thankful we have a holiday like Thanksgiving. In the current culture of tribal politics and contentious social issues, there is something incomparably warm and satisfying about a day devoted to appreciation, one that imposes few expectations beyond a good meal.</p>
<p>At the very least, it's the celebration that most readily finds a place at the table for everyone in the raucously diverse American landscape. To start with, departures from, and additions to, the traditional turkey feast are welcome, as Hawaii households prove each year.</p>
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It may be overshadowed by the big gift-giving extravaganza a month later, but let's be thankful we have a holiday like Thanksgiving. In the current culture of tribal politics and contentious social issues, there is something incomparably warm and satisfying about a day devoted to appreciation, one that imposes few expectations beyond a good meal.

At the very least, it's the celebration that most readily finds a place at the table for everyone in the raucously diverse American landscape. To start with, departures from, and additions to, the traditional turkey feast are welcome, as Hawaii households prove each year. Login for more...



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