Participating in a Very American Holiday Activity

Tuesday, I did something that for me is very American. I went around in nursing homes, delivering turkeys and other Thanksgiving food to seniors with little means to buy holiday food for themselves. There is no season like holiday season for charities in the U.S., and I am asked for donations to various organizations almost daily. I enjoyed volunteering of course (though I have my views on charity-dirven assistance vs. government-run programs – guess I am not entirely American yet!), but I felt a little like being on the Thanksgiving episode of Felicity or some other all American TV-series. Now I am on my way to P’s family for Thanksgiving dinner, so at least I am not celebrating Thanksgiving only with friends, as they always end up doing in these college series.

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