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Date: Nov 25 2003


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Hi Friends!
For some people, the holiday season is a complicated time of year. There are so many different things to do, such as shopping, planning, cooking, eating and partying, that it can be difficult to keep track of everything. It gets even more complicated for those who have big families.
Kyle’s parents are divorced, and each has remarried, so he has two different families he must spend time with during the holidays. Listen to him explain to Miguel how he’s going to handle the upcoming Thanksgiving celebration.


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Miguel:  Hey Kyle, what are your plans for Thanksgiving this year?

Kyle:  I’m planning on, uh, on spending half of Thanksgiving with my dad and his family and half of Thanksgiving with my mom and, uh, family friends on her side.

Miguel:  So how are you gonna do that? Are you gonna eat two full Thanksgiving meals or what? How are you gonna break it up?

Kyle:  Well, I’m planning on, uh, fasting for a little while and, uh, being extra hungry, and going over to my dad’s for, for Thanksgiving dinner over there and then over at my mom’s – so, yep, two Thanksgiving dinners.

Miguel:  What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

Kyle:  I’d have to say, uh, I’m gonna go with stuffing. Uh, it has to be stuffing with gravy though. That’s probably my favorite.

Miguel:  So who makes the better stuffing – your dad or your mom?

Kyle:  My dad does, definitely. Uh, he makes a pretty money stuffing. He puts a bunch of walnuts and cranberries and raisins and, uh, and all sorts of cool things in it.

Miguel:  What about pie? Do you go for pumpkin or pecan pie?

Kyle:  Boy, uh, on a, on a holiday like Thanksgiving I just go for everything. I, uh, I cut a bunch of really small slices so I can get a variety of pie.



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It sounds like Kyle’s got everything under control. He seems happy to be able to share his Thanksgiving with all the people in his family – even if it is broken up into two separate parties. In fact, the two different parties will be great for him, because he’ll get to eat lots of tasty stuffing and all the pie he can swallow!
Happy Thanksgiving!


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