Monday, November 28, 2005

Happy (Belated) Thanksgiving

Some reflections on the holiday, which Diana and I were privileged to host at our place this year:

- George Washington proclaimed the first national day of Thanksgiving back in 1789, to offer "sincere and humble thanks" to God for his provision and protection, and also to repent of "national and other transgressions." I wonder how much repentance took place on Thursday.
"Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection.... "And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions...." Read George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation.
- Seth is addictively cuddly.
- Cooking is now officially my latest hobby. Inspired by Nonna, Uncle Jorge, and Aunt Gail, I volunteered to make the turkey (my first!) this year, along with several sides. According to Uncle Richie, our resident food critic, Food Network made a chef (for a day) outta me: "That bird was bangin' yo. And the homey cranberry sauce was off the heezy fo' sheezy." Thanks to all who contributed to the feast. My menu:
Dad carving the Big Bird.
- I have so much to be grateful for, most notably the greatest son any father could ever hope for.


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