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A Community Thanksgiving {format} {format} 2:01 Lindsey Lee & Helen Woodward

A surprise Thanksgiving in Martha’s Vineyard.

Broadcast: Nov 26 2003 on NPR Day to DaySeries: WCAI/WNAN Sonic IDs Subjects: Food, Holidays

Commentary: Thanksgiving experience shared

November 26, 2003 from Day to Day

ALEX CHADWICK, host: Introducing yourself to your Thanksgiving turkey is one thing. More commonly, for years, Americans have used Thanksgiving as a chance to reintroduce themselves to their neighbors. And in that spirit, we have an offering from Sophie Bloch.

Ms. SOPHIE BLOCH (Listener): I was upstairs, I wasn't even dressed, and I heard somebody say, `We're in the kitchen. We're in the kitchen.' So I came down, and there were these two firemen with a huge basket and everything one could possibly need for a Thanksgiving dinner. And I said, `Well, what is that?' Well, they said, `Every year we give it to somebody, and this year it's you.' It's incredible, all the vegetables and even the turkey. So here I have this beautiful dinner just all given to me. Oh, there's so many generous people in the world, on the Vineyard anyway.

CHADWICK: Thanksgiving memories from Sophie Bloch on West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard. That piece was recorded by Linsey Lee and produced by Helen Woodward for WCAI and WNAN in Massachusetts.

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CHADWICK: This is DAY TO DAY. I'm Alex Chadwick.