One of my favorite old (1987) movies is Planes, Trains & Automobiles, written and directed by John Hughes and starring Steve Martin and John Candy. It is a funny yet touching saga of two men who encounter incredible transportation obstacles trying to get home for Thanksgiving. I think most of us have a homing instinct that is especially strong as we approach the holidays.
I'm an empty nester. Only one of our five children will be home for Thanksgiving, and that makes me a little sad. Yet I totally understand the demands of the modern workplace and the expense and aggravation of travel.
We will eat the traditional meal, and I will enjoy a 4-day weekend. The grandsons will watch the Thanksgiving Day parade on TV. The guys will watch football. Lots and lots of football. And I will thank God for my many blessings:
A warm home
Food in the frig
A reliable computer
Whether you're feasting or watching football (or both), I wish you and yours safe travels and a very Happy Thanksgiving.
I'll close with this quote from the late great Erma Bombeck:
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. ~Erma Bombeck
LeAnn aka pasqueflower