Happy Thanksgiving — Encore Post

This is an encore post of what I wrote on Thanksgiving Day last year. My wife and I will be heading over early this afternoon to our son and daughter-in-law’s home for this year’s festivities. We’ll be visiting with our grandkids, our daughter-in-law’s mother, father, brother, and a few aunts and uncles. Our own daughter and her husband will also be there. I’m re-posting this because it takes a comic look of what Thanksgiving in America can be like. And because I’m too lazy to write something new.


For those of you who live where Thanksgiving is celebrated today, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving dinner and gathering with friends and family.

Maybe this year it will be different than last year’s Thanksgiving, when Uncle Henry got drunk and became abusive after Aunt Mary kept hitting him with those thinly veiled digs about what a failure he is.

And maybe Grandpa won’t keep bringing up all of his nutty conspiracy theories that he heard on Fox News and will stop complaining about how the American culture is going down the tubes thanks to all of those “goddam woke libtards.” And perhaps this year, Mom won’t be standing there all akimbo when Dad inevitably screws up carving the turkey that she slaved over for hours.

Yes, maybe at this year’s Thanksgiving get together, everyone will be on their best behavior and will be thankful for everything they have. Maybe then it will be a perfect, Norman Rockwell-like Thanksgiving.

Yeah, right! It will probably be more like this:


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (uncle), Your Daily Word prompt (veiled), Ragtag Daily Prompt (conspiracy/akimbo), Word of the Day Challenge (culture), My Vivid Blog (thankful), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (everything).

15 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving — Encore Post

    • Fandango November 24, 2022 / 10:08 am

      Thanks, Marilyn. I hope your Thanksgiving is a pleasant one.

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      • Marilyn Armstrong November 24, 2022 / 12:04 pm

        Aside from being just plain tired (I’m getting too old for this), it’s going to be a good one.

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  1. Sadje November 24, 2022 / 9:11 am

    Have great visit with your family. Happy thanksgiving

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  2. donmatthewspoetry November 24, 2022 / 10:27 am

    Good heavens….what a shamozzle. ….

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  3. Nope, Not Pam November 24, 2022 / 11:13 am

    That looks like fun

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  4. Marleen November 24, 2022 / 1:05 pm

    Recalling thanksgiving day last year, which I enjoyed on the whole, my oldest son’s wife’s mother’s mother (who had arrived too late for the group prayer and apparently thought she should say she was thankful for something) shared her observation from when she took a trip to a Latin American country. She said they/she themselves/herself were/was in a great luxury hotel and saw, right at the edge, all the poor residences. She was so thankful for our prosperity (which she attributes to being more Christian). I can understand observing that we have it better both as “Americans” (U.S. citizens more precisely) and in the United States, but your religious statement of the day is going to be that we’re superior people? Yeah, well… 😰 I was smart enough (or literally dumbstruck enough or polite or cowardly enough) to keep my mouth shut.

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  6. bushboy November 24, 2022 / 2:37 pm

    I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving Fandango 🙂

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