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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012


Good grief!  Is it Thanksgiving time, already?

I really love Thanksgiving, and look forward to it, but these days it seemingly comes every other month, right? 

This year, as we did last year, we will pack up a good portion of the Thanksgiving Feast and haul it on a 158 mile journey to The Nancy’s mother’s house where the guest list started out at twenty-nine souls but now has dwindled to maybe fifteen, making me believe the forty pounds of turkey we are taking there may provide leftovers for many meals.  And The Nancy tells me her mother, worried we might not have enough, has cooked another turkey.  What the hell good are mother-in-laws, anyway?

I love the family time this holiday brings about.  Even though this is not my family, my siblings, my children, I love it nonetheless.  Thanksgiving is “The” family holiday.

With all the joy Thanksgiving brings to me it is also a day with a sad reminder.  Thanksgiving 1997 brought news to me of my father’s death early that day.  A family death is tough to take on any day, but for someone you love so very much to pass away on a holiday makes it that much worse.  But, that was then and this is now…time heals.

Notwithstanding the above, I am so looking forward to tomorrow and the rewarding opportunity to spend it with people I love.  I just wish I could gather up some of my own family (brothers and daughters) to join me and my other family.

I wish you all a Happy and Joyous Thanksgiving, and at the same time have to wonder what the hell atheists will celebrate tomorrow and who they might give thanks to. 

And that is all I have to say about that…