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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?

And the winners are:
Massasoit - Jay Silverheels (44%)
Luther - Harrison Ford (44%)
Dorah - Sissy Spacek (60%)
Daughter - Kate Winslet (50%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

INT. DINING ROOM. HOME. PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTES - THANKSGIVING DAY

A FAMILY of six is gathered around the dining room table adorned with the cornucopia of Thanksgiving dinner.

The grandfather clock gently CHIMES three o'clock. As the MOTHER glances at anticipant faces,

MOTHER
He'll be here.

FATHER
He's late, Dorah.

DORAH
We won't start without him, Luther.

Furtive glances are exchanged.

LUTHER
(firmly)
He'd be the first to understand.

As Luther begins carving the turkey, Dorah SIGHS. Her DAUGHTER clasps her hand reassuringly.

DAUGHTER
He's been here every Thanksgiving, dad.

The door bell RINGS. Luther stops carving.

GRANDSON
He's here!

He and his sister run out of the dining room and return holding the hands of Native American, MASSASOIT.

All surround him excitedly and guide him to his place at the table.

GRANDDAUGHTER
We saved your chair, Great Sachem.

Massasoit nods, smiling. As he sits, he retrieves the ceremonial pipe, then lights it. He inhales and passes it to Luther who inhales then passes to it to Dorah who lightly inhales and returns it to Massasoit.

After snuffing the pipe, Massasoit sets it adjacent to his place setting. Ritualistically, each extends and holds the other's hand, heads bowed.

DORAH
We give thanks today for Your bounty of food and love.

ALL
(in unison)
Amen.

MASSASOIT
Aho.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice bow to Thanksgiving`s origins, and a reminder to us all to give thanks for our bounty.

Hello Mary Lou said...

Perfect Thanksgiving story.

Hello Mary Lou said...

When I voted it put it for the wrong people LOL?

Webradio said...

Nice for Thnksgiving...

See You later !

CRIS said...

Hi Petra!,It's nice to see you again.
Good photo in the header,it reminds me the NY cinema I used to go.We dont have Thanksgiving day, the closest thing I have is Martha Stewart's issue about it, so quite boring, only recipes.
Good story, Have nice begining of the week

Mama Zen said...

I really like this. Think I'll read this to Baby Puppy. She and I have been "studying" Thanksgiving.

tipper said...

Oh if it could only be like that everyday! Nice.

Tammy said...

I choose other for MASSASOIT...I was thinking Graham Greene or Adam Beach.

Beatrice V said...

Hi Petra, passing by to say hello, good you are always writing, sorry this gringo doesn't get this one, not sure of the ethnic/historic/colloquial innuendo:)
would love to know what is the meaning of the references here, apart from Thanksgiving, I am in the dark.
Hope your mother is recuperating well.

GrizzBabe said...

I was surprised to see that my imagination was similar to most everyone else's. It's amazing how we can visualize similar things.

rowena said...

Just a few more days til turkey time. Then it'll homeward bound for me!

Fabian G. Franklin said...

I really enjoyed this, much better than just a historical piece but a little play like a galaxy of emotion contained in a robin's egg. lovely

PV said...

Happy Thanksgiving, although ours up here has been done for over a month.

Hope you and yours have a wonderful feast, and enjoy each others company.

i beati said...

oui a little this and back then wow
went to see Australia- oh my - and Boy in Striped Pajamas both so poignant, and I'm still panting over Jackman

Peter Rozovsky said...

Nice to save a place for that special guest. And nice to save a place for Kate Winslet.
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