November 25, 2004

Giving Thanks

Amanda Butler, one of the Creskittens, is currently in Kazakhstan with the Peace Corps. Living conditions there contrast with those in Chicago in ways which should help us appreciate what we have to be thankful for.

Lots of other people have posted lists of what they are thankful for. Susie's warrents further comment. She says that she is thankful that the Pilgrims served turkey and not raccoon.

Some years back, when some of the cousins who are now married off were still youngsters, my mother in law had a wee nip or several of the Thanksgiving brandy. As we were all sitting down to the feast, she began to lecture everyone, in her gradeschool teacher voice, about how we needed to think about how much we have to be thankful for. We have our health, our wellbeing, and our family to be thankful for. We can also be thankful that the Pilgrim Fathers went out and shot turkeys, instead of wildcats, because if they had we'd all be sitting down now to eat pussy.

Posted by triticale at November 25, 2004 07:00 PM
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