Thursday, November 23, 2017

Brave New World


Today I am thankful for those that crossed the Atlantic hundreds of years ago to start anew.  Not necessarily the Puritans that wanted to inflict their harsh brand of religious freedom, which had no freedoms at all.  My heritage is Irish and German, both cultures came to the Americas and ended up as indentured servants and had to brave a different kind of harshness and bigotry.  Still most managed to find and forge a new life and out of that I get to live a really good life and celebrate this day of Thanksgiving.  I am grateful to spend the day with family.

And also I am thankful for canned, molded cranberry gelatin.  My Mother served it every year and no Thanksgiving table is complete without it.  Tradition.

1 comment:

  1. The cranberry sauce is the one thing my cousin (who can't cook a lick) brings to our Thanksgiving gathering each year, with no complaints from anyone!