When I was living in Galapagos a few years back we had a Thanksgiving dinner cruise for our American customers. One of them said, "I did not know that you celebrated Thanksgiving in Ecuador??" DUH!!! I politely answered, "We don't. You see, when the pilgrims and natives were celebrating the good harvest in N America, the Indios were still suffering from the oppression caused by the Spanish Conquistadores, so they had very little to give thanks for." Though I am a US citizen, I am of German (father) and Ecuadorian (mother) blood and like many of you that are living in the US, I have embraced the traditions this great country has offered me since I can remember. Having lived in Germany, Ecuador and the United States I consider myself Thankful to have a great family, wonderful wife, good health, great job, the joy of England missing out of the Euro's next year and Ecuador beating the shit out of Peru last night!! Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!