One More Thought on Thanksgiving

A few days ago I made a list of the things I was grateful for in every year I spent Thanksgiving in New York (1974-1998).  I intended to follow this up with a list of things I was grateful for since moving to Los Angeles but I wasn’t able to get to it before the holiday thanks to a rock and roll evening and a trip to the doctor to fix my neck.  I’m sorry for not finishing my list but I think I can encapsulate the things I am thankful for very easily.

For many years I lived in Los Angeles leading a good, but somehow unfulfilled life.  The fact that something was missing from my life wasn’t always obvious but it would come through on holidays like Thanksgiving when, despite having friends, girlfriends and family, I would almost always find myself feeling lonely and depressed. Here’ s a few low lights of my Thanksgivings through the years: 1999- Eating fruit salad with bourbon in a hotel room. 2000-Veggie burger at Canter’s on Fairfax.  2001-2004 Some variation of loneliness and desperation.  2005 – was actually great thanks to surprise visitors but in 2006 I was down again, cooking outside on a portable grill with my local hobo’s.

Now that you’ve heard of the down years let me tell you about this years Thanksgiving.  Yesterday I had dinner with my wife and ten close friends and family members, for our second consecutive year of A Very Slacksgiving.  When I tell people that my life is better than I ever thought it would be, this is exactly what I mean.  Thanks for being a part of the good life with me.

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8 responses to “One More Thought on Thanksgiving

  1. Paul M.

    Just a question, why do Americans celebrate
    Thanksgiving so late in the year.?
    Maybe to have a four day long weekend
    not sure.

  2. melissa

    I am so happy for you. Happy belated Thanksgiving!

  3. betheboy

    @Paul M.

    Tradition states that we celebrate Thanksgiving at the same time that the Pilgrims and the indigenous peoples of Massachusetts celebrated first had a feast together however that feast may have taken place in the Spring so most likely we do it just to have a long weekend in the fall.

  4. What a great thing, the good life is. Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Thanks for another wonedrful post. The place else may just anybody get that kind of info in such an ideal method of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the search for such info.

  5. I’m happy that you guys had a great Thanksgiving!

  6. MikeyH76

    L’chaim, boyo.

  7. Paul M.

    Here in Canada Thanksgiving day is
    The last harvest makes more sense.
    2nd Monday in October

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