Today is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.A., and it is the only U.S. holiday I still celebrate. Our extended family will gather here at la Rectoría, folks whom you have seen throughout the year on this blog. I'm roasting the turkey and making the stuffing, the Lovely Mona will prepare the mashed potatoes and her amazing cashew gravy and a big honking salad, and the rest of the crew will be bringing everything else, including themselves, to make this a wonderful day. I hope that I can remember to take photos this year! While I miss celebrating Thanksgiving with
The painting above is a highly idealized version of that First Thanksgiving; well, maybe not too idealized: I noticed that the indians aren't allowed at the table! All part of the origin myths of the U.S. I read a column yesterday which claimed that Thanksgiving was not really about sharing, since the colony was failing when the Puritans tried to hold things in common. Well, what do you expect from Puritans? They don't believe in holding things in common nowadays, either!
As always, I have so much for which I am thankful: friends, family, our church, and the joy of serving God's people in Panamá. I am also thankful for our virtual extended family who gather here at Padre Mickey's Dance Party.
Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!