We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Thanksgiving is a good time to take a moment to be grateful at how truly blessed we all are in North America.
We whine and complain the rest of the year, but today should be a day to reflect upon how fortunate we are.
People outside North American, wonder why we have cranberries with our turkey. Massachusetts is the cranberry's capital of the world and Plymouth Rock and surrounding area is the home of Ocean Spray.
One wonders if the Pilgrims landed farther north in Maine, which is the blueberry capital of the world, if we now would be eating blueberries with our turkey. :) I tried them together and it tastes good.
Happy Thanksgiving to those of you south of the border. We celebrated ours some weeks early, probably because - this late in the season - the chances were we could always be snowed in. Not to mention that, if the crops weren't taken off by early October on the prairies, they were toast or near offer.