Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving is here!

Well it's almost here... Thanksgiving! I can still smell my grandmother's homemade rolls baking away in her 1966 GE oven. It was olive green, had knobs instead of buttons, no digital read-out, and it lasted as long as she did (that's when they used to make appliances that would last forever), God rest her soul. Since she passed away, Thanksgiving hasn't been the same (same with Christmas for that matter). It's still good don't get me wrong, it's just not the same. My grandmother is missing and that means a piece of me is missing. All I know is that I am trying to teach my children that tradition is sacred, because it is! You just don't realize it until it's gone (like the Texas A&M aggie bonfire).

So, speaking of tradition, I thought I would give you a quick lesson on The History of the Pilgrims as written by geopolitical writer Chip Wood. It's a link my wife sent me. It's does have a political overtone (not too bad though), but it gives you an excellent history of the Pilgrims you may not have read before. And they're the ones that brought us Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy it. Let me know.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,



  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Darby!

    I completely agree that holidays are not the same once a grandparent has passed. I know that for us, the holidays with Matt's family are bittersweet since his grandma died in 2008. His family is small, so the loss is greatly felt.

  2. Darby!!!!
    Hi! I miss you at the station. We all love you and remember you all the time. Great blog! I'm following your route:)