Thanksgiving is the one American holiday that has it all.
Parades and family gatherings, the big dinner and, of course, football.
The clanging of pots and pans signal a busy kitchen with lots going on.
Cooks across the country have been up cooking since early dawn.
There’s the bird to stuff, and a string bean casserole to make
And for dessert there are pecan and pumpkin pies to bake.
No time to worry whether or not your waistline appears svelte.
‘Tis better you throw caution to the win and just loosen your belt.
I’ll watch the big parade and cheer when Santa comes at the end.
Then it’s officially Christmas with presents to buy and cards to send.
I will no doubt park myself in front of the TV and watch the big game.
And if my team loses I’ll make sure everyone knows who’s to blame.
Meanwhile, I have lots to be thankful for this year, just as in the past,
I’ll think good thoughts and build memories to make them last.
And one final Thanksgiving tradition of merit, if you want my advice,
Always be thankful to the turkey who made the ultimate sacrifice.