I love this painting, a depiction of the First Thanksgiving in America by a famous artist. That was then.
This is Thanksgving, circa 1942. Everyone dressed up, sitting around a beautiful, well-appointed table.
Twenty-first Century--football on Thanksgiving Day. This is a University of Texas football player, holding a Longhorn banner (actually this is from their win at the Rose Bowl.)
This is now. Since all our family live too far away, we celebrate in our own way, by ourselves, and thoroughly enjoy our day. First, we go to the movies. This year, we'll see The Blind Side. (It's about football.)
After the movie, we'll go to Johnny Carino's and have Italian Nachos. No turkey for us.
And last, the grand finale: University of Texas plays its arch rival, Texas A&M, in Austin, Texas in Memorial Stadium. It's a night game, so we watch it on television. Perfect ending to a great day.
We're thankful for all we have.
Remember our military men and women and their families.
Remember all other service and medical personnel who work on Thanksgiving Day.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!