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Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  This is a special day in which we give thanks for the blessings in our lives, for family, friends, home, hearth, and health.  We especially give thanks for those who are currently serving, or have served in the past, in our nation’s armed forces.  It is through the efforts of these brave people, that we are able to gather with our loved ones today, to celebrate.

My family starts the day with a time-honored tradition in our household by watching the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  It’s a lot of fun to watch all of the bands, balloons, and floats.  I can very well appreciate all of the manpower, time and effort it takes to pull off one of the largest events in New York City every year.  After the parade, we watch the annual Purina National Dog Show, from Philadelphia.  It’s very cool to see all of the different breeds of dogs, and to guess which ones might win.  Then it’s on to dinner, with lots of good home cooking, and then football and dessert!  Inevitably, more than one family member will fall asleep watching whatever game is on tv, and we tend to make bad jokes about whoever falls asleep first, or who’s snoring the loudest.

But no matter what occurs during the day, it’s always good to spend the time with my family and friends, and to appreciate every moment.  That’s what counts the most!  I hope you enjoy your time with your loved ones.  Enjoy!

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