I wish all my American family and friends a Happy Thanksgiving. I trust you are able to share the day and a meal with significant people in your life.
I have said this before( I always think of this day fondly). It is worth saying again, "My fondest memories of my years living in the US are around Thanksgiving. American friends always included us and made us feel welcome. I had one friend in particular who , in spite of having four children of her own, always enlarged her Thanksgiving table to include not only my small family bur also other odd friends who found themselves alone at this time of year. The extra work and sharing the day with others was always a joy for her. She was a loving and gracious friend.
This year the silly tradition of pardonning a turkey by the President seemed to get more attention than it deserved. In some religious traditions on significant holidays prisoners are pardoned and release. It would have been nice if the President had pardonned and released Omar Khadr, our Canadian "terrorist" who has been tortured and is lanquishing in Quantanamo since he was 15.
(He is the last of prisoners from Western countries being held there. It is to the shame of the US that they even violated International law by punishing a 'child soldier' rather than rehabilitate him. Worse still, the Canadian government has not used Canada's special relationship with the US, to insist of Khadr being released and sent home. He is one of our children, now a young adult. who has a right to the best protection our government can offer.) Sorry, I digressed.
The young wild turkey below is one that evaded all slaughter. I like to think so! This year for the first time I have confirmed for myself that there are now wild turkeys in our area. Who knows some time soon they may be seen on my fields.
As a tribute to the Presidential pardon and Sarah Palin's pardon (in full view of the slaughter of birds) of a turkey I offer the following video. It made me smile.
Happy Thanksgiving, folks!
PS. If you go to the bottom item in my sidebar, the picture of the pilgrim hat and the turkey made out of vegetables. you will find one of Jacqui Lawson's remarkable animated pictures.
Click on it.