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Thanksgiving 2009: Serving Up the Best

Best Thanksgiving Story
Here’s one with a powerful and memorable ending. Share it with friends and family. It appeared originally in the Washington Post on Nov. 23, 1978.  More >>


The Author Speaks: Service With a Smile
It was the end of a busy Friday night dinner shift. Waitress Candacy Taylor sat in the back of a San Francisco restaurant with her exhausted coworkers, griping about their aching feet and the frustrations of the job.  More >>

What I Really Know
The AARP Bulletin’s What I Really Know column comes from our readers. Each month we solicit short personal essays on a selected topic and post some of our favorites in print and online. These represent the best regarding the Thanksgiving holiday and spending time with family.
Family Get-Togethers: Through the Years
Family Get-Togethers: Managed Chaos
Family Get-Togethers: Brandy in the Soufflé
Day-After-Thanksgiving Shopping
Interact: Tell Us Why You’re Thankful



Myths & Facts About Thanksgiving

Think you know the holiday’s history? Find out what’s true and what’s false about the history of Thanksgiving and the holiday around it.  More >>

Sports
• NFL: Green Bay @ Detroit - 12:30 p.m. on FOX
• NFL: Oakland @ Dallas - 4:15 p.m. on CBS
• NFL: NY Giants @ Denver - 8:20 p.m. on NFL Network
• NBA: Orlando @ Atlanta - 8 p.m. on TNT
• NBA: Chicago @ Utah - 10:30 p.m. on TNT
• CFB: Texas @ Texas A&M - 8 p.m. on ESPN

Food
Eating Healthy in Hard Times
Fat or Fit: Who Says You Can’t Be Both?
Myth Buster: Thanksgiving Stupor—Is Turkey to Blame?
Duck! It’s the Holidays
Turkey With Stuffing and Lime-Cranberry Sauce (SJ)
Eat the Way the Pilgrims Did (Prime Time Radio)
Chinese American Thanksgiving Turkey  (AARP The Magazine)

Travel
Survey Reveals the Changing Travel Habits of Americans
Holiday Road Trip: The Thrifty Way (AARP.org)
Peter Greenberg: Thanksgiving Get-Together (AARP.org)
Keep Checking to Avoid Steep Holiday Airfares
More Americans Sing, ‘I’ll Stay Home for Christmas’
Sky-High Luggage: Pack Smartly or Be Ready to Pay
Save a Buck: Gas Comparison Websites
Save a Buck: Ship ’n’ Save
Save a Buck: Airport Freebies
Fly Right: Holiday Air Travel Tips (AARP The Magazine)

Shopping
Buying a New TV: What You Need to Know
Retail Losing Streak Despite Holiday Blitz
Save a Buck: Gift Card Gotchas
Flat-Screen Savings
Save a Buck: Gift Cards Into Dollars
Reader Essay: What I Really Know About Buying Gifts
Save a Buck: Shopper’s Helper
Cut Down on Catalogs
Tips on Avoiding Holiday Shopping Blunders (AARP.org)

 


Thanksgiving on TV
Can you guess the name of the TV program for each scene?  More >>

Thanksgiving Cartoons
Laugh-out-loud cartoons have a holiday theme.  More >>

A Norman Rockwell Holiday Puzzle
Piece together this iconic image of America in the 1940s.  More >>

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