The Hoosierland weather will be cold, with temps barely climbing into the 30s. And still a chance of a few flurries here and there.
With that said, let's get to the "meat and potatoes" of today's post (pun INTENDED).
*** First out of the oven today is the answer to yesterday's Motto of the Week aka WHO SAID THAT?
"Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.."
This was spoken by none other than OSCAR WILDE, and here is his WIKI:
|NO...I am NOT Doctor Who.|
I'll let you use part of the day to fill yourselves in on his life and times.
*** Yes, today IS Thanksgiving, and this day has a WIKI as well:
And, if anyone tells you it was FDR that proposed Thanksgiving as a holiday...tell them they're full of crap.
It was ABRAHAM LINCOLN who FIRST proposed this SPECIFIC day for ALL the states as a celebratory occasion.
|The FIRST Thanksgiving?|
Take THAT, you progressive democrats!
All FDR did was CHANGE the day, not create it.
And our times have changed, seriously
Rather, today has become a day to SHOP...and that's inherently wrong, even though I do embrace capitalism.
Again, we hearken back to Ben Franklin and his "everything in moderation" gig.
We can just as easily shop BEFORE Thanksgiving or AFTER...just not DURING.
(makes me miss the old BLUE LAWS that banned stores being open on Sunday)
Today is a time to sit down, and think about ALL that we truly have to be thankful for...and like I said, the list for every one of us is LONG.
(or you ain't keeping track...LOL)
So, aside from the food, the parades, and yes, even the football, set a few minutes for yourself to stop and think about all that has allowed you to be HERE...NOW, and then be thankful for that.
With thanks comes appreciation and gratitude...two important facets of the human condition that we really cannot do without.
And the best part about being thankful...you don't HAVE to relegate it JUST to this day...
It can extend into the other 364 days of our year...
The price for doing such a thing is right, too...it's FREE.
And remember, you can't have FREEDOM without being FREE.
Embrace the holiday, learn the real story of the first Thanksgiving, acquaint yourself with the history of this day, and enjoy your meals and family.
Not everyone is as fortunate as you or I...or can appreciate their station in life.
From OUR "Fortress" to YOURS ...and to all my readers and their families - Have a BLESSED Thanksgiving, in the very best spirit of this holiday.
Stay SAFE out there, America.