SWEET TALK – THE STORY OF THANKSGIVING… AS TOLD BY CANDY

Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the fine country ofOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis day of thanks and reflection harkens back to the early days of the

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These days, families typically get together to commemorate this occasion. If you belong to a typical American family, a few of these usually show up…cx_ dweebs and nerdsDepending on how you get along with your family, the matter of survival might depend on how many of these are consumed.

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The traditional Thanksgiving dinner looks much like this…

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If you’re not a vegetarian, this is the star of the mealOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd these are the supporting players…

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On Thanksgiving, most people invariably…be_eat more_newercx_now and laterAnd then feel massively guilty about gettingcx_chunky…while they watch the BIG GAME on TV:c_flutie flakes

…Eventually, the party ends, and everyone leaves, knowing they’ll spend the next week eating a lot of this…

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But that’s okay, because it’s now officially time to start looking forward to this!ho_north pole

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Darlene Lacey

About Darlene Lacey

Darlene is the author of "Classic Candy: America's Favorite Sweets, 1950-80" and curator of the Candy Wrapper Museum, which is comprised of her personal collection which she began as a teenager in the 70s. The CWM has been featured in numerous TV shows, magazines, newspapers and blogs, and made its art gallery debut in 2010 at the Scion Space's "Palate" show.
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One Response to SWEET TALK – THE STORY OF THANKSGIVING… AS TOLD BY CANDY

  1. I can’t believe there’s a candy called Cold Turkey!!

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