Nothing about our lives, and about American life in general, is what it used to be.
Everything about our lives has changed, and rather dramatically, during the past 20 years.
The Internet and cell phone age upon us has caused a revolution in our society and in societies across the globe.
But some things, a very few things, remain the same here in New England and one of those holidays without change is Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving these days marks the moment when the rush to Christmas goes into overdrive.
In fact, there are already many homes with Christmas trees – although we haven’t yet heard any Christmas songs being played on the radio or inside stores…but that is shortly coming.
Thanksgiving remains a time to be grateful for our lives and all that we have. It remains, as most of us will agree, the one holiday that typifies life in New England.
Unbelievably enough, or not unbelievable at all, are calls by some indigenous people to do away with Thanksgiving.
We believe those calls are as inappropriate as not continuing the celebration of the holiday.
High school football games, turkey dinners with all the fixings with families gathered around dinner tables nearly everywhere and a few days off from school or the office, or wherever we tend to work, in large measure is what this holiday is all about.Continue reading “Thanksgiving”