Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Food, family and a mascot that actually exists

By far my favorite holiday, its Thanksgiving's simple premise that makes it extraordinary: Cook and eat food with family or friends, and a world hushed and settled from its typical hustle and bustle serves as the holiday's backdrop.

No gifts to buy, no elaborate decorating to do ... and, most importantly, no Santa Claus or Easter Bunny.

Those annoying, imaginary mascots have become so ubiquitous during their seasons, they really need to create another word which would mean super-ubiquitous. Kind of like in 9th grade science class when we learned about saturation, only to discover when we flipped to the next page of our textbook, that something called super-saturation exists.

What?

No, Thanksgiving is all about a real animal, a turkey. We kill it, cook it and eat it with people we like, or people we're willing to put up with for a few hours because we love them ... or so I've heard.

Though turkeys are just as synonymous with Thanksgiving as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are with Christmas and Easter, respectively, I take solace knowing that turkeys are, indeed, real, and have an actual connection to their holiday.

For that, and for that alone, the November holiday will always get my thanks.

8 comments:

RockStarTri said...

There is something to Thanksgiving beyond eating then falling asleep on the couch while watching football?

Lora Abernathy said...

Just barely. :)

Mike said...

It's my favorite holiday too. Eating, relaxing, and visiting with family makes it great.

Lora Abernathy said...

It really is perfect, Mike. Hope yours is great!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I was thinking the same thing as Mr Rockstar

Have a great Thanksgiving

Gobble Wobble

Lora Abernathy said...

You have a great holiday, too, BDD.

Tony Van Helsing said...

Christmas day is the big turkey dinner over here, I've got 11 people coming over and have ordered a 12 pounder from the local butcher. I don't know if it will fit in the oven.

Lora Abernathy said...

Ha ha. It should fit OK. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry early Christmas! (Way to buy local!)

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