Happy Thanksgiving!

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Since I will be in transit today, then at a parade tomorrow morning before the afternoon feast, I wanted to wish everyone a happy, festive, and safe Thanksgiving.  I really love Thanksgiving and cannot stand that the recent enveloping of Thanksgiving by businesses craving the shopping sprees of Christmas buying has increasingly blurred what a great holiday Thanksgiving is (despite what Bill O’Felafel claims about the nonexistent “war on Christmas”).  This really is a time to give thanks, to be joyful and appreciative of what we have, to spend with family making merry, and to consider those of us unfortunately less fortunate.  These are tough times and they might well get worse economically.  Yet we all have much for which to be thankful–family, friends, the opportunity to get to know and converse with each other, and some things more basic–food, shelter, clothing, heat, water, a place to call home.  I am thankful for all these people and things, and for you, all the good readers here at The Heartland, who have done so much day in and day out to make this little place into so much, however humble its confines are.  Thanks to all of you.

Please enjoy the holiday and be thankful for whatever you like.  Please also consider the less fortunate in these trying times.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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Published in: on November 26, 2008 at 12:47 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. Jason …

    Best Wishes to you and your family, for a …

    Very “Happy Thanksgiving” !!!

    — Jimmy [27NYY], “Baseball, The Yankees, and Life”

    http://baseballtheyankeesandlife.mlblogs.com/

  2. Also, “Best Wishes” to …

    mike, and all other regular visitors to the “Heartland” …

    For a very “Happy Thanksgiving” !!!

    — Jimmy [27NYY], “Baseball, The Yankees, and Life”

    http://baseballtheyankeesandlife.mlblogs.com/

  3. That turkey looks delicious! I’ll be grateful if the one my friend is making comes out looking half as good! Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Safe travels.

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  4. thanks jimmy and the same to you!

  5. Jimmy, Jane, and Mike, thanks for the well wishes and I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving holiday filled with turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and pies. We went to the Thanksgiving Day parade in Chicago and had a good time, though it was a bit cold. Thankfully, it wasn’t windy. We went to a niece’s birthday party yesterday with many relatives I hadn’t seen in a couple years and, after a couple inches of snow overnight, my son and I had the first snowball fight of the impending winter. Good times.


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