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Old 11-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #43
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Hi: All... And to think...all this came about in Canada with the design of a septic tank!!!
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
But y'all thought of the doors and windows part...and for that we thank you!

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:31 PM   #44
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So...what's with having Thanksgiving on the wrong day,Francesca
Well lets see, the Canadian Thanksgiving is to give thanks for the end of a good harvest year. Some say it traces back to the 17th century and settlers coming to New France. The US use to celebrate it for the same reason as early Irish, Scottish and Germans immigrants all celebrated a good harvest, but that was before you decided to burn most Canadian's ancestors out of their homes forcing them to flee the US leaving everything even though their families had been living in the US for hundreds of years It was after that the US started putting their own spin on Thanksgiving and adding a Turkey to it and all the interesting Pilgrim story stuff. It was also after that that our former US born ancestors now living in Canada decided to move the date up on Thanksgiving as they wanted to get on with throwing a house warming party at their new homes

Or at least thats how our history classes at schools tell it
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:38 PM   #45
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Well lets see, the Canadian Thanksgiving is to give thanks for the end of a good harvest year. Some say it traces back to the 17th century and settlers coming to New France. The US use to celebrate it for the same reason as early Irish, Scottish and Germans immigrants all celebrated a good harvest, but that was before you decided to burn most Canadian's ancestors out of their homes forcing them to flee the US leaving everything even though their families had been living in the US for hundreds of years It was after that the US started putting their own spin on Thanksgiving and adding a Turkey to it and all the interesting Pilgrim story stuff. It was also after that that our former US born ancestors now living in Canada decided to move the date up on Thanksgiving as they wanted to get on with throwing a house warming party at their new homes

Or at least thats how our history classes at schools tell it
In other words, we here in the U.S. of A. got it right...right?

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I Dount no but we here in ca at least get to digest our thanksgiving dinner before doing all again at Christmas
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I Dount no but we here in ca at least get to digest our thanksgiving dinner before doing all again at Christmas
yup it also means we dont have deal with a turkey & family hang over when we get up in the wee hours to head across the the border for the Black Friday sales!
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I Dount no but we here in ca at least get to digest our thanksgiving dinner before doing all again at Christmas


Too true!

Of course, we Mid-North Americans never stop eating anyway, which probably accounts for our having far surpassed Canadians in the gross-weight-per-Citizen department!

And when I say "gross"...I mean it!

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There is also the theory (that I just made up) that as a great many Canadians are of Scots descent, such as myself, we just hate to throw anything away while there is any use left in it, and we take care of what we have. We just got the '79 Trillium Jubilee completely painted and put away properly for the winter (complete with snow load relief stick) and will get the last bits done in the spring. We plan on having this trailer indefintely, or until we win Lotto 6/49, whichever comes first!
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There is also the theory (that I just made up) that as a great many Canadians are of Scots descent, such as myself, we just hate to throw anything away while there is any use left in it, and we take care of what we have. We just got the '79 Trillium Jubilee completely painted and put away properly for the winter (complete with snow load relief stick) and will get the last bits done in the spring. We plan on having this trailer indefintely, or until we win Lotto 6/49, whichever comes first!

There, now- you see?

I knew that I was born to be a Canadian...except for that "all put away for the winter" part, you could be talking about me and my Trillium!

Well...also except for that "newly painted/protected from the snow" part. Plus I'm pretty sure I won't win that Canadian Lottery.........

Never mind!

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This is a very good thread! ! Oh my all the history to be learned here is just remarkable They really should put more of this FUN stuff in history books for the young folks Why it might even keep some in school longer if they just knew how interesting history could be.

Why I have leared stuff here that I just did not know before ( and I thought I had lived most of it,at least I feel like I have )

Got to love this sight for sure.....friendly people that teach you stuff about history,camping,fiberglass and all that $$$$$ stuff too!

To all my friends and family across the Big Bold Line,thanks for taking in all my folks,(Scots and American Indian)and taking care of them so they can all come back to eat turkey,get warm and enjoy their campers.

Really guys this has been a fun thread to read,it ended my day in a more relaxed state.
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OK, maybe I'm not explaining this properly. My theory is that FG trailer ownership (old or new) is higher among Canadians on a per capita basis.

Do I have any statistics? Are you kidding? This is the internet.
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So...what's with having Thanksgiving on the wrong day, selling gas by the "liter", and going "kilometers per hour"?
We just wanted to keep Thanksgiving separate from Christmas.
As far as the metric system goes, it seems pretty much the rest of the world is into a measurement system that makes sense.
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Hey Jim B.

How tall are you?

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How tall are you?

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Why, 6'0" or 1.82m. A good sized pile of crap, but you knew that already.
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I do use imperial lots at work, as lots of our materials are still in inches and feet. When I worked on commercial sites, it was a blessing to be able to used metric measurements, where things are way simpler. Inches broken into 1/16ths, 12 inches to a foot, 3 feet to a yard, and 1,760 yards to a mile. Pretty hard to add lots of these measures together when surveying and laying out a job site. Actually, most time imperial units were used in surveying, they metricized the foot dividing it into tenths of a foot, instead of inches, thus making adding measurements together easier.

It is interesting that even in the US most (but not all) engineering is done in metric because of its simplicity, and ability to work with worldwide standards.

The metric system is based on water measure, a fairly common compound on this planet. A cube of water 1cm (centimeter) square, weighs 1g (gram). 1 calorie is the amount of energy required to raise one cc (cubic centimeter) of water through 1°C (Celsius). Freezing point is 0°C, and boiling 100°C, can't keep it much more simpler than that.
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We prefer the exact science of the tip of ones nose to the end of his fingers, or length of some some body part LOL! Two countries, one mother country, how did that happen?
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