My favorite (American) holiday is Thanksgiving.   Those of you in other countries should consider adopting it. No stress over shopping (well retailers are trying to change that but I ignore) for presents, no crowded streets, just time together with friends and family to enjoy a sumptuous feast …. And of course a reminder to be thankful for all we have.c3ab33c512b43d7d5d1b81f634ab18e4-250x312

We’ve had rain lately in northern California (something else to be thankful for) but the Thanksgiving weekend is often relatively warm and sunny. In fact some of the fall leaves are still in color on the trees and I see a hint of blue skies today. This year my sister-in-law has invited us to Seattle so we’re sure to have some rain. She and my brother-in-law will be putting on the feast for 17 people! We said we wanted to see all the nieces and nephews and looks like they’re accommodating us.picture-2605

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! And remember to take a moment to appreciate your life and those who mean the most to you.

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  1. Thanks Cinda for a lovely idea: “other countries should adopt Thanksgiving.” It’s a very American tradition. I remember being in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) in one november and an American friend organized a Thanksgiving party somewhere in a park in a tent. Many people from all folks of life came and brought food. But traditions don’t take roots that easily. The next year when I was there again, there had just been a coup d’état, and we were not allowed “to group.” Nobody came.


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