Wednesday, November 26, 2014
It is curious how Thanksgiving has turned into many things that are hardly giving thanks. There is football, the Macy's parade, the starter gun for Black Friday and hours of cooking. It is as if Americans take the task of giving thanks as a given. Now, on to other, more exciting things. It is a holiday but for the poor saps who work in grocery stores and retailers trying to get a jump on the Christmas selling season. One wonders what a foreigner thinks about the holiday. There are plenty of things to be thankful for, including the fact that we are still here and able to render appreciation when relatives and friends have passed on. It would be nice to see Thanksgiving return to its roots, but that is unlikely to happen. Nonetheless, Happy Thanksgiving..