The following article, “Thanksgiving Eve” was originally written by Dan in 2014. Please post your favorite memories of Dan in the comments.
I wrote this article on the day before Thanksgiving. I like to refer to this as “Thanksgiving Eve”. I may be one of the few people to use this term, but I am hoping it takes off. Earlier today I had to go to the store to pick up some granny smith apples. Apparently the red delicious variety were not hard enough. The store actually only had one bag of the granny smith apples left. Apparently supplies tend to get a little low around 8 p.m. on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving Eve). I am not complaining about having to run this errand for my wife. Other than taste-testing the pumpkin pie and helping to anchor the apple peeler, it was my only pie making chores this year. My wife was nervous about the pumpkin pie for some reason and perhaps a little overconfident about the apple. I have gone on record many times espousing my love for Thanksgiving. It is such a simple concept. The idea of taking time to be thankful for all the wonderful aspects of your life is beautiful. Also, I am of course a fan of a great meal and a day full of football. That last sentence sounds like an accurate description of many of my fall days and I guess that is something to be thankful for. The NFL games this year featured many teams with good records and great matchups. It helps that Detroit is no longer terrible. For a while, the NFL was considering ending the tradition of having the “Motor City Kitties” play on this day. In many parts of our country, there exists a tradition of rivalry high school football games or at least of families playing touch football. That might be a little difficult to do around here on most years including this one. On the bright side is the fact that snowmobile enthusiasts should be able to enjoy some riding on this turkey day. I do not love the turkey day term, but I was getting tired of typing that other word. We traveled for the holiday this year, but only to a farm near Andover. I hope you were safe on your Thanksgiving travels and that you enjoyed your day with family and friends. Now I suppose it is time to diet until Christmas Eve.