I posted the true history of our American Thanksgiving in 2012 and thought it was time to share it again. I’ve copied and pasted it below.
A Road Paved in Copper
I have this young friend I met online. I’m old enough to be her, ahem, older sister….born when I was a teenager.
What Did He Call Me?
He called me an “old-timer?” How did that happen? I mean, I was a rock-and-roll chick who partied until sunrise. I was cool!
Here is the story.
Have you ever heard anyone in the USA called a Cracker? It usually refers to someone from the south, right? A redneck?
Well, since I’m leaving Florida soon (you can read about the move here), I thought I’d share now about how the term Cracker originates from the state of Florida.
Take a Break
I have two close friends, and they both live 1,200 miles away. I have other friends, but none of them have gotten to know the deepest me, like those two. And, they stuck around anyway.
A week ago, one of them came from Chicago to visit me here in Florida. I’m taking a break (<-No pun intended) from the series about my husband’s broken feet. This post is a light-hearted look at some photos from my friend’s visit.
Sing-Along at the Theater
I’m a big fan of certain Christmas movies. I make it a point to watch them every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Some of my favorites are Miracle on 34th Street, Polar Express and Scrooged. I know it seems unoriginal, but my number one favorite is It’s a Wonderful Life. Since my husband and I don’t have much of a family for the holiday, we make a date to watch it every year on Christmas Eve. This year, however, we did something different. We decided to go see it at a historical theater on the weekend before Christmas.
I read the word – Vortex – in a recent fantasy novel. I also heard it used by the psychic-medium, Kim Russo, who said deceased spirits travel through it to visit loved ones still living. If I’m not mistaken, the Star Trek Enterprise was sucked through a couple of vortexes in their day, too.
Wednesday Wisdom for Thanksgiving
A little wisdom about our traditional American holiday, Thanksgiving.