Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.A.

Well, it's Thanksgiving Day again, the only estadoünidense holiday the Lovely Mona and I still celebrate. We'll be having our extended family over for turkey and all the trimmins' (as the kids say) on Friday, as today is not a holiday in Panamá and everybody is working. Monday, however, is an official day off in honor of Día de Independencia de España, which actually takes place on Sunday. So it all works out! We still miss those who won't be at the table again; I give thanks for the friendship of both Janet and Elizabeth and really miss them both.

I'm thankful for so much, especially for the Dance Party community and all your support now and in the past. I'm thankful for all your thoughtful and clever comments and for meeting the East Coast Contingent earlier last year. I'm thankful that we got to meet so many blogger friends, and it's always good to see Matty Boy. I'm even thankful for FaceBook onnacounna I've found many old friends from the old days. It's been a tough year as we have been unsuccessful in finding a position in the U.S.A., but we're trusting that it is all in God's hands and we will share Thanksgiving next year with our biological fambly.

And now, the traditional and offical Dance Party Favorite Thanksgiving Day Message:

"You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now, my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. Your people will wear cardigans and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the roadsides. You will play golf and enjoy hot hors d'oeuvres. My people will have pain and degradation. Your people will have stick shifts. The gods of my tribe have spoken. They have said, "Do not trust the pilgrims, especially Sarah Miller. And for all these reasons, I have decided to scalp you and burn your village to the ground."
Wednesday Addams in Addams' Family Values

2 comments:

Penelopepiscopal said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Padre, and blessings on your job search. I know how hard it is to wait for God to move on these things (and I'm still waiting myself). Enjoy your feast!

(wv: Prings.

Smaller, lower fat, chips. Just in time for the holidays!)

Grandmère Mimi said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and the Lovely Mona, Padre. I'm sorry you're having difficulty finding a church in the US. I will put you on my prayer list of those who need jobs. I hate it when my list gets longer.

Love and blessings.

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