Thanksgiving used to be very quiet when I was a kid.
Thanksgiving, a harvest festival, used to be celbrated at different times of the years in many states because separate areas have different harvest time. During the Great Depression Franklin Roosevelt chose to set Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November to offically start the Christmas shopping season.
Thanksgiving is for thanking for what you have. Not what you’re going to do or get tomorrow.
Nice little catch.
Don’t let the warmth of yesterday’s gatherings fade. Forget the hype of the season and keep up the hugs.
1945-2015: Civilization’s Golden Era. It was really good!
Read Lincoln or Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamations…….it’s all about thanking ……….
actually we went from trying to scare the snot out of everyone, to celebrating good fortune, to materialism to get more. Then the holiday to wipe the slate clean and start all over again.
I’d rather explore things that seem scary, sharing blessings with friends and family, celebrating Jesus (even if his birthday isn’t in Dec) and then wiping the slate clean and starting all over again.
I guess it means people are so thankful for what they have they want to get more so they can be even more thankful next year!
A fine tribute to Charles Schulz on what would’ve been his 100th birthday, in the Nov. 25 edition of dorktower.com.
I’m not saying there’s a connection, just some roundabout chain of thought inspiring this, but it seems like it has been SO common to react negatively to any nostalgia or other form of remembering good things about the past, that we’ve come (as a society, in general) to regard EVERYthing about the past as bad. You can hardly say something about “the good ol’ days” without someone saying something like “Oh, so you want to bring back slavery?” (sigh) And while we use to value antiques and things (Antiques Roadshow seemed to have started a fad about them), it seems like the younger generations just want new things, the newer the better, the very latest edition if possible, and if there isn’t a recent update they’ll switch brands. Lots of perfectly usable tables, chairs, dressers, etc, that nobody wants. Even the new stuff that isn’t all that new is getting put out on the curb. Ah well, the world is going crazy in a lot of worse ways.
Is this the morning after the night before at Ms Plainwells pad?
July 31, 2013