Thanksgiving

By - 11/26/17 - 1:36 pm
Turkey in Harvard Square

Tracy Strauss found the Destiny's Child of turkeys in Harvard Square today.

By - 11/24/17 - 12:25 am
Line at Dedham Best Buy

The first people we could speak to in line at the Dedham Best Buy tonight only got there around 5 p.m. - to get an Xbox and to, as one of them said, meet some new people and enjoy the cold weather. They were the ones behind the guy scrunched up in the tent, who had no desire to speak to a reporter.

By - 11/23/17 - 9:44 am

The Berkshire Eagle reports:

LEE - Because they couldn't find a dump open in Great Barrington, two youths threw a load of refuse down a Stockbridge hillside on Thanksgiving Day.

Saturday, Richard J. Robbins, 19, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Arlo Guthrie, 18, of Howard Beach N.Y., each paid a fine of $25 in Lee District Court after pleading guilty of illegally disposing of rubbish. ...

By - 11/23/17 - 9:22 am
Over the river and through the woods, to grandfather's house we go ...

The first page of the song, from 1845.

Child

If you really want to recreate the famous song, you'll have to cross over the Mystic River in Medford and head for the house that still stands at 114 South St. When Lydia Maria Child wrote the song, as part of the book, Flowers for Children, in 1845, she was recalling her childhood visits to her grandfather's house there. Read more.

By - 11/22/17 - 3:28 pm
Petsi Pies line in Somerville

Or as octr202 puts it, Pie crisis at Petsi Pies. This is the line on the side of the pie bakery just to get to the front of the bakery on Beacon Street.

By - 11/21/17 - 7:48 pm
Slow commute on I-93

Shortly before 7 p.m., one of the signboards by the side of I-93 north of the city showed it would take 81 minutes to go just five miles, Caitlin DiMartino reports.

By - 8/13/17 - 7:49 pm
Thanksgiving stuff at Dedham supermarket

Spotted today at the Dedham Stop & Shop. They were also selling window appliques reading "HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Y'ALL!" for all their Southern customers.

By - 11/26/16 - 10:41 am
Turkeys on a roof in Jamaica Plain

Matt Fede spotted these Thanksgiving leftovers this morning on the roof of Arborway Motors on South Street, near the Arborway in Jamaica Plain.

By - 11/25/16 - 12:31 am
Empty lines outside Walpole Walmart

Outside the Walpole Walmart, 11:50 p.m.

Normally, the lines outside the Walmart in Walpole and the Best Buy in Dedham for the Black Friday sales start Thursday morning and stretch way, way back around the sides of the building.

Tonight, though, most of the twisty lanes Walmart created with barriers to slow the hordes went empty. Read more.

By - 11/24/16 - 12:13 pm
Turkeys in Mt. Auburn Cemetery

Derek Kouyoumjian spotted some relieved turkeys at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

By - 11/23/16 - 9:13 pm

Adam Cheung recalls growing up in Chinatown, where Thanksgiving was celebrated in part because it was the one day of the year restaurant workers tended to have off.

I think one time at Kwong Kow we had a potluck before Thanksgiving and my mother made Mash Potatoes. The Chinese kids devoured it so fast and all the leftovers were these intricate Chinese dishes. My mother thought that was kind of strange. But the thing is, When you eat home cooked Chinese food everyday and you grow up in America you start to crave the mainstream American food.

By - 11/22/16 - 4:09 pm

Eeka asks:

Stores near Roxbury that aren't out of fresh cranberries. Go.

By - 11/27/15 - 2:15 am
Guy giving out instructions at Walpole Wal-Mart

Worker tells crowd where the hot deals are.

The doors opened at 1 a.m. at the Walpole Walmart. Workers let in 10 to 15 shoppers - the earliest of whom had been there since 4 p.m. - at a time.

Wal-Mart shoppers

Just in case, four of Wapole's finest were on hand: Read more.

By - 11/26/15 - 4:15 pm
Inflated turkey on Roslindale/Hyde Park line

Thanksgiving comes first on West Street in Hyde Park (or maybe it's Poplar Street in Roslindale).

By - 11/26/15 - 1:30 pm
Thanksgiving in Ward T at Boston City Hospital

Thanksgiving on Ward T at Boston City Hospital in 1897.

From the City of Boston Archives. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 11/25/15 - 8:39 am
When you could buy fresh-killed turkeys at Faneuil Hall

Back in the day, the first floor of Faneuil Hall was the place where Bostonians could buy fresh meat and poultry. In 1952, Leslie Jones captured the scene when Mr. Kelley, of Thresher & Kelley Market, showed off his Thanksgiving turkeys to a mother and her kids.

From the BPL's Leslie Jones collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 11/24/15 - 6:33 pm
Gridlock in Boston

Dutch provides some views of the gridlock on this pre-Thanksgiving Tuesday, such as in East Cambridge.

By - 11/21/15 - 2:29 pm
Cranksgiving in Copley Square

Greg Hum was among those who biked to Copley Square for the second Cranksgiving ride to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank, Red Cross, and the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

By - 11/8/15 - 2:25 pm
Dog as Pilgrim and turkey

There's this house on Robert Street in Roslindale that has a concrete dog statue outside (to go with their concrete lion statues, of course). She's raring to go for the upcoming holiday.

By - 11/28/14 - 12:08 am
First in line at the Walpole Walmart

This guy was first in line at the Walpole Walmart tonight. He says he got there at 1 p.m. to make sure he could get some video games, a game controller and a TV stand for his mom. What about Thanksgiving dinner? He said his dad cooked dinner early so he could eat with him and still have time to get to the Walmart.

The next people in line were all sitting in chairs and mostly bundled up completely, like those mountain climbers with their own mini-tents.