Man, does time seem to be speeding up? I know septuagenarians as myself often speak to the rapidity of time as one ages but doesn’t it seem as though the Halloween season has morphed quickly into Thanksgiving mode? And now Christmas itself sits a mere 5 weeks away!
For those of us who are staying put this winter there is hope that perhaps January and February will zip by with the velocity of September and October. However,having weathered a lifetime of those months in Michigan, I am not foolish enough to be overly optimistic.
All of us here at N3 World Headquarters want to wish our readers the happiest of Thanksgiving Days with hopes that within the abundance of things to be thankful for each of us find the majority of these to be the people in our lives.
A few quotes for your Turkey Day amusement:
“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.” - Oscar Wilde
“If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get. “-Frank A. Clark
“I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” - Jon Stewart
“Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; no one can give thanks who has a short memory.”-Unknown
“Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.”- Kevin James
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” -W.T. Purkiser
“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” -Erma Bombeck
"As we express our gratitude we must not forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”-John F. Kennedy
“I like football. I find it’s an exciting strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.” - Craig Ferguson
“Thankfulness is an attitude of possibilities, not an attitude of liabilities.” -Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.”-Oprah Winfrey
“May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off of your thighs.”
Feast on, friendly readers, feast on.
Letter to the Editor Policy
Near North Now welcomes original letters from readers on current topics of general interest. Simply fill out the form below. Letters submissions are limited to 300 words.