Thought for Today

"I have strong doubts that the first Thanksgiving even remotely resembled the "history" I was told in second grade. But considering that (when it comes to holidays) mainstream America's traditions tend to be over-eating, shopping, or getting drunk, I suppose it's a miracle that the concept of giving thanks even surfaces at all." ~Ellen Orleans


You forgot two traditions: driving and watching football. Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful for the car that enables us to get to our relatives' homes and then escape them; and it also provides us with an escape from more conversation about who did what to whom over the past year and years--watch the game.

November 22, 2008 at 4:34 PM  

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