Happy Thanksgiving To All My U.S. Friends

As a Brit I don’t know a lot about the U.S. tradition of thanksgiving, it’s not something we do here in the UK.

I do know that it is a huge family occasion in the USA.  I wish you all well, have a wonderful day with your family and know that here in the UK I will be giving thanks to all of the wonderful people I have met from the far side of the pond.



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About The Sound of Summer

Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

4 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving To All My U.S. Friends

  1. rumpydog

    As a cynical American I can tell you that Thanksgiving is marketed as a day to share with family and friends the gratitude one feels for all one has.

    In reality Thanksgiving is a holiday that marks the official start of the Christmas shopping season. This evening and tomorrow stores will run crazy sales, and tons of people will merge onto said stores and fight over the cheap stuff. Then every week from now until Christmas is non-stop sales and holiday songs.

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    1. The Sound of Summer Post author

      I must confess that the whole Xmas thing leaves me cold. It is now just an excuse for excess and waste.

      We have opted out of Xmas this year. We will buy a few small gifts for my son and his girlfriend who are coming away with us for a week in the sun 🙂 You couldn’t have a better Xmas present 🙂

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