Ah, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, for many, is the true beginning of the holiday season in America. These “many” have been fighting off the urge to play Christmas music or scolding everyone they know that Christmas music must never be played until the day after Thanksgiving. They do not like that every nation-wide store has been doing Christmas for a month now or more (Hobby Lobby and Wal-Mart come to mind). In their minds, Christmas must wait its turn.
Now, I love Christmas. I start with one or two Christmas tunes in July-ish, then every month ramp it up until mid-November when I am full board Christmas (in fact, right now I am listening to “Christmas Time Again” by Steven Curtis Chapman).… Continue reading
Today is a special day for Americans (and those us who have been transplanted into the USA). It’s Thanksgiving. So put down your smartphone, turn off the computer and spend the rest of the weekend with real people: your family, friends and local church. Don’t worry, the internet will still be here on Monday.
Happy Thanksgiving from the guys at Parking Space 23!
Tomorrow is the holiday we call Thanksgiving. Families all over this country will gather around a large feast that typically includes turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, sweet potato casserole with little marshmallows on top, and some pumpkin/pecan pie for dessert. You may have some other family tradition foods that you expect to be on the table, such as “green goop” was a family must at my family Thanksgiving meal (though everyone in my family thought it was gross except for my dad).
Many things happen on Thanksgiving that seem to be “traditions,” such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, a Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys game, the end of the college football season, a “Turkey Football” game in folk’s backyards, preparation for “Black Friday,” Turkey Night Grand Prix for NASCAR racing, various marathons where people dress up as turkey’s and run a 5K or 10K, etc.,… Continue reading
I’m incredibly grateful for ParkingSpace23, and I hope you are too. I’m not just thankful for the blog, but what that oil-stained piece of asphalt actually stands for. However, today I want to take a different approach. We tend to be pretty heavy with most of our topics, so today we’re going to get in the thanksgiving spirit and just be thankful.
The thing I love about the Thanksgiving holiday is that it’s the one holiday in the western world that still remains relatively untouched by Hallmark, consumerism and marketing. Its whole emphasis is so counter-cultural to our society of entitlement, that I’m amazed it has lasted so long.… Continue reading