Joe Blankenship gives us a taste of Thanksgiving, Somerville style. You get up early to run in the Gobble Gobble Gobble race, then retire to the Burren to slake that thirst you've worked up: Read more.
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Peter Muise recounts the hardier pies of yore, so tough that all the pies New England wives made could be stored in the root cellar - without a tin - for weeks: Read more.
Jon Hillman spotted this wrapped turkey at Spring Lane and Devonshire Street downtown this morning.
One outraged citizen pounds out a 311 complaint about conditions in the North End today: Read more.
Tori Bedford witnessed some serious poultry pulchritude in Brookline at the Brighton line this morning, of all mornings. Read more.
Don't invite Matthew Judon to dinner Thursday if you're planning on serving mac and cheese as a side.
Thebostonlol spotted a big rafter crossing the plains of Franklin Park today.
Dimas also spotted some free birds, in Brighton: Read more.
But if you do, the city has some guidelines to try to reduce your risk, like no more than 10 people, make people bring their own food and drink, don't let people take masks off except when they're eating, open all the windows, and, well, seriously, all this stuff should be second hand by now, but click the link for more details.
The guy in the tent and the guy behind him said they'd arrived at the Dedham Best Buy at 10 p.m. on Wednesday to pick up some stuff for their families, in particular, AirPods and Playstations. At 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, the line, such as it was, didn't even reach to the end of the front of the store, unlike in years past, when it would stretch along the side of the building and curl around the back. Read more.
Boston.com reports that Mike Dukakis is no longer asking people to drop off their Thanksgiving turkey carcasses at his Brookline home.
JK21 watched the annual Gobble Gobble Gobble race in Somerville this morning.
On Nov. 10, 1783, just ten months after British diplomats signed the Treaty of Paris, which recognized an independent United States, Massachusetts Gov. John Hancock issued a proclamation declaring "a day of Thanksgiving" on Dec. 11: Read more.
The Washington Post interviews Scott Macaulay, who has been making dinner for all who ask since 1985.
The Quincy House hotel, at the corner of Brattle Place and Brattle Square, had this cover printed for its Thanksgiving dinner in 1899 (from the New York Public Library collection). Read more.
Mike Toole reports:
Man, tryin to get the last of the turkey day shopping done, and my brain is turning to mush. all of these damn supermarkets are starting to blend together~
Tracy Strauss found the Destiny's Child of turkeys in Harvard Square today.
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.
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. ...
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.
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