We were so very grateful to be able to share a traditional American Thanksgiving with our Japanese friends. It was such a wonderful experience. The ladies had many questions about the food and the traditions. We all went around the table and shared what we were thankful for. They especially loved Hank! (Hank said "what's not to love"). :0) I taught them the American idiom "good catch" and I pointed to Hank. They all laughed and agreed. We started talking about music and they told us that they liked Carly Simon and Abba. One of the ladies had a strong affinity towards George Strait. Hank played one of his songs and she got up and started to country dance. It was the best! The kids had a special table beside us. But they did not stick around for too long. A flag football game was going on over at the high school field and they had to join in. We ended the evening over at our neighbors house sitting by a fire. It was a great day! If you can't be home for the holidays, then this certainly was the next best thing!