Thursday, November 22, 2012

katy day and happy thanksgiving

Today is also Katy Day.  Katy is my first born, born on a Thanksgiving morning once upon a time ago.  She is my joy, my inspiration and light of my life.  I love her dearly.

Tonight while reaching for that piece of pie, gather hands with those around the table and sing like this.

HBD2 Katy
HBD 2 Katy
HBD dear Katy
HBD 2 you.




From our house to yours enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving, hopefully safely ensconced in the comforting bosom of family and friends. It has become too rare that families gather to share food and stories.  Children miss out when holidays are ignored. Holiday's provide the perfect backdrop for kids to overhear grownups reminiscing about the days before wi-fi, or wireless TV remotes.

 I love to make fun of Thanksgiving, it's one of my traditions.  American's tend to have such a poor sense of history that too many folk believe the Pilgrims arrived in North America with Columbus.  In a just world, we'd be celebrating the Spanish, who arrived 40 years before the English, contribution to American culture.  At least the food would be better.




And finally, for those of you too wrapped up in the day's feast to know when to put down the fork I suggest this:

Enjoy your day, be safe. We'll leave the light on for ya.
Toad

11 comments:

Merry Wife said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Divine Theatre said...

HBD and HTG!

xo

Andie

Shelley said...

Happy Turkey Day, Toad!

James said...

Have a great one.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Katy, and Happy BirthingDay to her parents as well. Marvelous art selections today, sir.

-F

Gail, in northern California said...

Oh lord, Toad---you make me chuckle---Karl Lagerfield and models who don't eat, great Thanksgiving Day image! You're too much.

Happy Birthday, Katy. I hope you appreciate what a great dad you have.

Nick M said...

If your food isn't good enough, blame yourselves (btw -- I think American food is just fine).

The grub here in England is every bit as terrific as Spanish nosh.

I thank you

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Anonymous said...

Thanks all for the lovely birthday wishes. I had a marvelous day. Love you! xox - KT