Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday. Christmas has become an excuse for commercialism. Easter has become a holiday about rabbits. Some people decorate more for Halloween than other holidays.

But Thanksgiving can remain pure. Sure, the story of the first Thanksgiving is more myth than history, but this allows people to focus in on what is important in life. And maybe we overeat a little today, but once in a while that is fine.

No, Thanksgiving is what holidays should be.

1 comment:

William R. Barker said...

Yep. Me too! LOVE Thanksgiving (and St. Paddy's Day weekend too)!

I love turkey!!! I mean... I LOVE TURKEY!!!

Love stuffing... love all the fixings... love the leftovers... LOVE IT ALL!!!

A relaxing morning. First church - 9 a.m. mass - and then back home to watch the Macy's parade and to eat a good breakfast so as to get the stomachs ready for what was to come... (*WINK*)

I make my Thanksgiving Day calls in the morning. Call friends and family to wish all the best, especially my godchildren. I want them to grow up knowing that a godparent is a special person in their lives, that it's not just an empty title bestowed based upon the timing of the moment.

I'm not an overly religious guy, but I take my "ethical" duties quite seriously.

Christmas... yeah... it's too commercial... but I still love it. Especially Christmas Eve! Especially Christmas Eve mass - the singing, the tradition - being with friends and family.

Christmas Day... we actually spend Christmas late afternoon and evening with my sister-in-law's parents - THE DAD IS JEWISH (and the mom is Italian Catholic but they raised their children Jewish) - and my sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews and other assorted family of theirs and sometimes ours.

What a world, huh?! (*LAUGHING OUT LOUD*)

Anyway... hope your Thanksgiving was great and an early Merry Christmas to you and yours, Anthony!

BILL