Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Eve: Planes, Trains & Automobiles

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:

 

Family

Friends

Good health

Freedom

A warm home

Food in the frig

A reliable computer

Fabric

...


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

TTFN

LeAnn aka pasqueflower

 

3 comments:

  1. It's difficult to be away from our kids on the holidays... I've spent some holiday's separated from my kids too, but family... Always in each other's hearts! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving LeAnn:)

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  3. Love the quote and I love that you've added fabric as a blessing!

    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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