Better Than Christmas?
It’s that time of year when the USA shuts down for a few days to enjoy Thanksgiving, a non-denominational, gift-free celebration of family and health. I’m fortunate to have both right now, especially as my mother flew in last weekend. She’s been enjoying the company of her grandchildren and daughter-in-law these last few days while I’ve been wrapping up work. I took this picture of them at The Windhaven Pub in Windham on Tuesday night.
If for many Americans, Thanksgiving is preferable to Christmas (you get time off work, for one thing), this year it’s also very much like the Christmas of our imaginations, with snow on the ground across the East Coast. I even sneaked an hour of quality skiing in yesterday afternoon on Hunter Mountain.
I don’t take any of this good fortune for granted. After 9/11, I wrote an essay about Thanksgiving that, while certain dates and details may have changed in the difficult years since, otherwise still applies. You can read it here.
Happy Thanksgiving to all iJamming! readers. Normal service will be resumed shortly.