Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States each year on the fourth Thursday in November. I was surprised to learn that as many as seven (7) other countries celebrate Thanksgiving. In the United States, the origin goes back to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621. Most celebrate with a huge meal of turkey with all the trimmings with family and friends. How will you celebrate?
This year a few retailers are starting the shopping season early on Thanksgiving Day! It is also a day filled with college and professional sports. There is always a football game or two and a basketball game to watch. There is the usual Thanksgiving Day parade on television and many communities put on smaller festivities and/or a parade. For me, it is a wonderful time to celebrate with friends and family. This year we are hosting a couple who have nowhere to go for the holiday.
As I get old(er), I look forward to the traditions and the opportunities to celebrate the holidays together. The food is pretty good too. There is something about putting a bunch of people together around a dining room table with food, drink and talk. Subjects range from sports to politics and remembrances that seem to entertain and amuse us all. It is also a time to be grateful or thankful for what we have. Great, caring, wonderful children and good friends getting together on this holiday. I guess I am describing your typical family holiday dinners in general! At least I hope so. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
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