An international Thanksgiving

It was another international Thanksgiving at my sister’s house this year — nine Americans and nine visitors from abroad. I counted three from Germany, one from France, one from Korea, three from Taiwan, and apparently one from somewhere Spanish-speaking, but I lost track at that point. The highlight came when celebrating my niece Aviva’s 20th birthday: people sang Happy Birthday simultaneously in English, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, and Korean. We also sang other Thanksgiving classics, including “The Power and the Glory,” “This Land is Your Land,” “Pastures of Plenty,” and “Step by Step.”

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