Thanksgiving in deep space and on a ship is always different from being on a planet, especially a core planet. On board Fleet ships, Flynn always had to endure what Suppo—the ship’s Supply Officer—could get, and while it almost always included some form of turkey, it was barely edible and not recognizable as belonging to fowl.
As an officer he generally fared better, but now, after picking up grain on Cortata Prime, he and his crew celebrated Thanksgiving on board Calypso the right way. The Cortatans had been all too happy to let Flynn purchase a large supply of food for the Thanksgiving meal, had even offered to let them celebrate it planetside, but they had a deadline to deliver the cargo.
So, in Calypso’s common area they feasted on roasted, farm-raised turkey, potatoes, carrots, peas, and, best of all pumpkin and apple pies, all washed down with some local wine and cider as coasted out of the system.