I had this written a few weeks in advance. Thought that was clever. Then I asked Loretta where she was having Thanksgiving dinner. Never think you’re clever. She informed me that in Canada they celebrated Thanksgiving weeks ago. How egotistical of me! re-write! Let’s start here:
In the U.S. of A. we celebrate Thanksgiving. It was a time when our countries founders just got here, were hungry, met the native Indians, ate a huge dinner and were extremely grateful. For more history than that you’ll have to see Linda. This year Thanksgiving is on November 28th.
For us Thanksgiving has some very common traditions. Families get together, eat Turkey, stuffing and Pumpkin Pie, watch football and share some of their personal family traditions.
So, here we are on the eve of our Thanksgiving. I would like to invite everyone to the traditional dinner at my house, but that would be impossible due to our physical distances. However, in our hearts we are all together sitting around our Flight Crew Thanksgiving dinner table.
We may not be able to say, “Myron, I want a drumstick” or “Leelee pass the gravy”, but what we can do, that is traditional, is go around the dinner table and tell each other what we are thankful for.
I’m thankful for so many things including my blood family, my board family, the rest of my Flight Crew family and the continued good health of each. I’m thankful we found Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio to lighten our burdens by bringing smiles to our faces, music to our ears and joy to our hearts. I am thankful they are young, strong, healthy and humble. I’m also thankful for chocolate, puppies, trees and those dimples.
Your turn. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? What are some of your family traditions? What are you thankful for?