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:




Good health


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



  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!

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

    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!