Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gaudeamus igitur

 

Read recently that the P.C. police want to stop public schools from teaching and celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday for it might offend the Native Americans. Oh please! If anything the story shows the virtues and kindness of Native Americans to these strange white people dressed in black and brwon who came over to their homeland, uninvited! And the story of Thanksgiving shows how two groups of people from different worlds came together in good fellowship. Now, what harm can there be in such a tale?

I'm just getting over the exhaustion from my Thanksgiving feast with my friends. Before we all ate I asked each person to share with the group what they have to be grateful for. I heard once that being grateful shows the world that you are open as well as venerable to others and their kindness. I welled up in tears when all my guest gave me a special toast for gratitude to me for the feast. It was a wonderful feast and we all ate well and had a great time playing games afterwards. Still, exhausting, even though I got loads of help with the clean up from my friends. Some even brought extra desserts, which they didn't need to do, for I baked and cooked for an army! There were plenty of Spirits as well.

Strange thing about that, the day before the event I got a case of wine from one of my wine clubs. Couldn't come at a better time. "Wine" say Ben Franklin "is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Some of my friends also brought extra bottles of spirits as well, so we were a happy group.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday season.
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9 comments:

Aggie said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time and it can't be beat with good friends and good wine. I wish we had a Thanksgiving celebration here - the attitude is more like our "plenty" gets taken for granted at Christmas. Shame really. Still economic times are hard everywhere and that tends to make folk stop and think about what to be really grateful for.
The PC Brigade over there sound as bad as our lot. A good swift kick up their britches wouldn't go astray.

Sacred Suzie said...

That sounds like the perfect Thanksgiving and I'm glad they honoured you for your generosity of spirit to give them a place to be on Thanksgiving with food and friendship.

Cat said...

Sounds like a splendid holiday!

Hey, I'm up in Claremont this weekend with my husband for an art sale, care to meet up?

Yoga Gal said...

Cat, There are two Claremonts, one is near La Vern & Pomona I went to Claremont grad school and one is near La Jolla. Which one is it?

Cat said...

Up by Pomona. Here's the link to where the sale is at...

http://www.claremontpackinghouse.com/home.htm

Bohemian Single Mom said...

I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving celebration.
We had it way back in October here in Canada, so it's nice to read about your experience and be reminded of gratitude.
Great post!
xo

goatman said...

You are a true Saint to invite some of the aspiring actors over for sustenance. I am sure they appreciated it.
I was in LA once back in the old days to sell a '64 GTO convertible and think I met Steven Spielberg before he was famous. But that is another story.

Yoga Gal said...

Cat -What day will you be attending? Saturday I have a charity event to attend. On Goatman- what's the rest of the story?

Cat said...

Sadly we will be up Saturday :-(
Another time!