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I Do NOT HATE Thanksgiving!

no turkeyI loathe Thanksgiving!

(JUST TO BE CLEAR – not the act of giving thanks, but the whole holiday meme, thank you very much!…)

It all started when I was a tyke.  My Mother had the audacity to give birth to me in late November!  So my birthday often falls on-or-around Thanksgiving.

When I was younger, this meant friends and relatives got together two three times in November, my birthday, turkey day and my Father’s birthday – which is eight days before mine.

THEN, someone decided to meld the birthday’s and holidays, to make it easier on everyone.  Of course, this usually meant turkey and all the trimmings for my birthday.

I loathe turkey!  I wasn’t particularly fond on being the only child in a mass of dysfunctional adults, either!  I DO like pumpkin pie, but I also like birthday cake, too.  And some of the relatives.

So, you see the problem.

Fortunately, when I got older (much older, after I stopped working on holidays and some of the dysfunctional folks were absent) I could start my own Thanksgiving birthday traditions.

This year, in spite of a number of polite invitations – including a vegan Thanksgiving – I had salad with Italian dressing,  pepperoni pizza, and cheesecake.  MMMMMMMM!  In some past years I’ve made lasagna!

I hope you enjoyed whatever tripped-your-trigger last Thursday.  I gave thanks for friends, family, this Constitutional Republic and no turkey.

Now comes the rapid downhill slide until Christmas…

(Insert your own Bah! Humbug! here, if you desire…)

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


7 thoughts on “I Do NOT HATE Thanksgiving!

  1. Prime rib and bread pudding that was probably 20% ABV. That’s the way we roll.

    Posted by bluesun | December 3, 2013, 8:34 am
  2. I grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness, never really got excited about holidays, they are a pain in the ass. I could have worked and made money over my 5 day weekend, but we all had to sit around a dead animal and act like we love each other. So we go to the inlaws who are fine people and the conversation always goes into discussing a bunch of people I don’t know or ever heard about, so I am stuck sitting there staring at a wall trying to keep my language filter in check and sneaking off to the bathroom to have a nip from my flask. Now I have Christmas to deal with, but its not just Christmas, but its also my son’s better half’s birthdays as well, so between birthday and Christmas shenanigans on top of running a couple businesses December is not my favorite month. I personally would have gone for Chinese food on thanksgiving.

    Posted by siddharthaipriest | December 3, 2013, 8:35 am
  3. SW cooked a ham, mashed spuds and brussel sprouts. It was just the 2 of us, so we don’t really get into the whole “thanksgiving” thing. A note you might keep if you like ham; SW made a marinade from equal parts apricot jam and yellow mustard. She put it on about 30 minutes before it was done. YUMMY.

    Posted by Robert Fowler | December 3, 2013, 9:12 am

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