Thanksgiving is one of those transitional holidays, marking the unofficial end of Fall, although the winter solstice won’t occur until December 21st. It’s one of the few holidays that remains largely unspoiled by retailers, who haven’t figured out how to monetize it like they do so many other holidays.
Consequently, Thanksgiving is often breezed over or pushed aside of its money making rival, Christmas. So every year, I insist on giving Thanksgiving its due. No Christmas decorations, carols, or entertainment until Thanksgiving has been fully celebrated in simple manner it was meant to be, just dinner and family.
Strange Happenings This Week:
95% percent of Americans support organ donation, but only 54% are signed up. On average, 20 people die waiting for an organ every day, but only 3 out out of 1000 donors will die in a way that allows for organ donation. Consider registering to become an organ donor today here.
I first read Gerard Mac’s novel Pilgrams in middle school, and was captivated by his grounded depiction of Massachusetts’s first settlers. Very different from the deferential depiction I had been given in school, growing up only a town over from the town they originally settled in, Plymouth.
Thursday, November 22- Celebrate Thanksgiving with a full moon this Thursday.
The mini series version of Stephen King’s novel IT premiered Thanksgiving weekend in 1990 on ABC and attracted a monstrous 30 million viewers. If you haven’t seen it yet, the miniseries is now available on iTunes and Amazon streaming for rent.