Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Gentle Reader. I’m going to be lazy today and re-run what I've said last two years running (in part...there was more), mainly coz (a) it’s all true and (b) I’m fresh out of original i-deers. So…from Turkey-Day-Last 2006:

Of all the things I’m thankful for on this day…family, friends, reasonable health… I thank God most of all for making me an American. Most all of the good things in my life begin and end with that one single fact.

You could do much worse today than read the editorial the WSJ has published every Thanksgiving since 1961.

We can remind ourselves that for all our social discord we yet remain the longest enduring society of free men governing themselves without benefit of kings or dictators. Being so, we are the marvel and the mystery of the world, for that enduring liberty is no less a blessing than the abundance of the earth.

And we might remind ourselves also, that if those men setting out from Delftshaven had been daunted by the troubles they saw around them, then we could not this autumn be thankful for a fair land.

As true today as it was back in 1961.

The images come from Thanksgiving Corner, which has a great collection of Thanksgiving wallpaper. Normally I'd only post a single topical image, but I was so taken with the second image that I had to post it. Shades of Ben Franklin, and all that.

9 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving from New England Buck. The day has dawned cold and sunny, with a hard frost on the ground. We travel north today to be with my family. My Signature Harvest Corn Muffins have been made and my family's favorite Sesame Corn Sautee is simmering on the stove as we speak.

    This is my favorite holiday of the year. It can't be too commercialized except for the food part - which is not a bad thing.

    I wish you and yours the blessings you so richly deserve. May your children stay safe where they serve and may you have a day filled with good beer, great cigars and the company of your choosing.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  2. Hope you have a good day !

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving! Eat plenty, you!

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving Buck!

    I hope you're having a great day.

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  5. and a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you good sir!!

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  6. Thank you all very much. I hope you and yours had a great Thanksgiving Day!

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  7. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Buck.

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