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Old 16 November 2012, 07:11 AM
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Default Thanksgiving letter -- real or not?

I hope this is the correct forum; apologies if not.

You've probably seen the Thanksgiving letter by now. First posted on Awkward Family Photos; circulates every year around this time. Anyone know if it's real or not? I'm not convinced either way, but some people I know are firmly convinced it's fake, and others that it's real.

(And please reply in a regulation size post. With a lid. And a serving spoon, not a soup spoon.)
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Old 16 November 2012, 12:36 PM
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That's been around for ages. The very first version I saw was from Eva Braun to the top Nazi brass.
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Old 16 November 2012, 01:33 PM
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It's false - it talks about bringing stuffing in a casserole. If it is not stuffed into the bird's cavity or between 2 chops, etc., or even into things like peppers, mushroom caps, eggplant, etc., then it is not stuffing. Some mixture which might otherwise be suitable as a stuffing which is merely placed in a casserole and baked, never to have the luscious communion of flavors that comes with being stuffed into some savory edible food, is merely dressing.
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Old 18 November 2012, 07:35 PM
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I agree it's fake, a cross between Martha Stewart and Bridezilla perhaps, but the stuffing in a casserole isn't necessarily a clue. Lots of people I know prefer doing their stuffing stove top style and don't put stuffing in the bird. For some it's because of concerns about food poisoning, for others it's so the bird won't be tainted by contact with bread because they have celiacs in the family.
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Old 18 November 2012, 08:32 PM
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I know. I was just quibbling about the term 'stuffing'. The letter is so obviously over the top that it is otherwise hard to comment.
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The original blogger says it's real.
Posted here
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Old 19 November 2012, 06:46 PM
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Indeed she does (if that is actually the "original blogger"):

Quote:
1. Yes, this is a true letter.
2. No, it’s not about my family, nor did I write it. It was written by a dear friend’s coworker's family member.
And I'm sure the "dear friend's coworker's family member" would back her up on that.
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Old 19 November 2012, 09:28 PM
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Yeah you gotta love people who when you say "That's an urban legend" say "No, it happened to a friend of a friend"
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