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A turkey-less Thanksgiving

Thank you for the article ``Thanksgiving Day Option: Tofu Birds and Pies,'' Nov. 22. Far from being a novelty, a meat-free Thanksgiving is something many of us have enjoyed for years.

The ``traditional'' meal may be recreated with tofu turkeys and pies, or forgone in favor of stuffed squash and other hearty substitutes. Whatever foods are enjoyed, many vegetarians find that Thanksgiving is not only OK without a turkey, but that giving thanks becomes more significant without taking a life to celebrate it. Susan A. Linden, Bumble Bee, Ariz.

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