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Giving thanks with a twist

Different ways to mark the holiday

By Stephanie Ebbert
Globe Staff / November 25, 2011
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That idyllic Norman Rockwell painting of a turkey descending from the matriarch’s arms, onto a table surrounded by eager, happy relatives? It’s not for everybody. On Thanksgiving Day, the quiet streets of Boston provided sporadic sightings of people marking the all-American holiday in less-than-predictable fashion. Fitness buffs flocked to the Boston Common. Boston firefighters had their turkey delivered by the staff of the InterContinental Hotel. And Mayor Thomas M. Menino, at a homeless shelter Thanksgiving feast, briefly broke into song.

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