A Thankful RFCP

NORTHERN LIGHTS, UKAHALA–During this week of thankfulness, the army comes together as the family it truly is. That may or may not include shenanigans. Read on for details.

Thanksgiving is uniquely meaningful for the Recon Federation of Club Penguin (RFCP). Unlike other organizations–armies, offices, stores–the army does not close for this very special American holiday.

“While some leaders may feel the urge, or even the pressure, to shut down on this day,” said Commander Prior Bumble, “our army does the opposite. Since the beginning, RFCP has hosted a family dinner on Thanksgiving Day itself.

He went on to explain that the reason for this is twofold:

  1. It regards the army as a genuine family, not a second-class family.
  2. It gives soldiers who may not have any other welcoming place to go on Thanksgiving exactly what they need.

“This tradition will never change so long as I breathe at this helm,” said the Commander.

Interestingly, one can also note that this holiday is an occasion which is talented at calling Prior Bumble home to his kin. Twice, both in 2019 and 2020, Thanksgiving followed traumatic events in the early autumn which drove the Commander into solitude. But the invitation to attend family dinner, both times, successfully summoned him out of the darkness and into the warmth of the posterity that loved him.

This Thanksgiving, in 2022, the army spread out its celebrations a little more than usual. First, on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24), Gen. Sillabye surprised the army with a Thanksgiving themed trivia event–an accomplishment which is extra impressive given that Sillabye is Canadian: their Thanksgiving was last month! Questions included homages to pilgrims and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. A max of 4 penguins attended.

DJ won 8-7, but all participants were granted Bumble Bucks (BB) in the spirit of Thanksgiving.

An hour later, at 10:00 p.m. Eastern, RFCP hosted Thanksgiving dinner at Field Marshal October‘s igloo on NewCP, because Ukahala was down. The technical difficulties required the setting to be simpler than usual, but the Commander’s traditional before-supper remarks commented on the fact that simpler is sometimes better for appreciating what really matters right in front of you. This event was dubbed the “Thanksgiving Snack” rather than the dinner, and a bigger event was planned for the next day. Nonetheless, the army upheld its promise to always host Thanksgiving on the actual holiday.

On Friday, November 25, 10:00 p.m. Eastern, a larger Thanksgiving feast occurred at October’s igloo again, but this time on the restored Ukahala. Once more, the Commander said a few words of love and gratitude, and then bowed his head and prayed for his soldiers, and for help becoming the leader they need him to be. At last, he carved the fish, and everyone dug in.

All wore their Thanksgiving best.

And like usual, the meal soon evolved into meddling about, starting while Prior took his after-eating nap…

When Prior reawakened, somehow, magically, the stove oven began telling everyone’s fortune.

A food fight broke out.

The goddamn KIWI LOAF happened again.

And Prior peaced out.

This undeniably is the most wonderful army to be in for Thanksgiving. We appreciate it, and you, today and always.

What are YOU thankful for? Let us know in the comments!

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