As the child of immigrants from Hong Kong, Erica Woo didn't grow up with Thanksgiving. It was just a day off from school and a holiday she read about in books. "But somewhere, about 25 years ago," Woo remembers, "our neighbors and very dear family friends said, 'You've never had a New England thanksgiving? You're missing out! Come on over!'" And since then, they've spent every Thanksgiving together. Over the years, Woo's neighbors have taken her under their wing. "We talk weeks in advance,...
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