I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. Some of us have to look harder than others, but we all have something to be thankful for. It is very important to take time to count our blessings and I, for one, have more blessings than I can count. I sure hope you all do, too. I am loved by friends and family. I am blessed with lots of wonderful and loving cousins. All my wonderful Aunts and Uncles have passed away, my Aunt just passed away and she was the last of my family's generation, the last of an era that produced real people capable of handling the world's problems without complaining.
Thanksgiving has been celebrated for years. It supposedly started in 1621 when the Pilgrims celebrated it at Plymouth Rock. Then in 1863 President Lincoln proclaimed it a national holiday and was celebrated the last Thursday of the month of November. Then in 1941, it was set as the fourth Thursday. That way, when there are five Thursdays in the month, there will not be any confusion. And yes, there could be five Thursdays in November, in case you are curious. Now, don't eat too much. . . oh heck, go ahead, if you can't eat too much on Thanksgiving when can you? So, have a great Thanksgiving, you hear?