Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

After all these years, you’d think there were few things left for me to discover about how differently our two nations utilize the same language. Trust me to find something new on Thanksgiving, when everyone was watching.

You might have noticed that last week was the big holiday. I know I did – I never pass up an opportunity for company potatoes.

In our family, this family gathering has been claimed by my sister-in-law. She is an excellent cook and terrifyingly organized, which means she pretty much has the menu and décor covered somewhere around July.

Shortly before the big day, she s...