Thanks to our daughter-in-law Katrina who suggested the tradition, we have a Thanksgiving Grateful Jar. Before digging into dessert, we read the notes that say what we are grateful for. We express our gratitude for each other, our homes and our health, and for Reese’s peanut butter cups.
This year, however there was an additional pre-dessert reading by our son Seth.
Seth read a short article about Thanksgiving from the turkey’s point of view. Not surprisingly, turkeys see this holiday differently than we do. The article was quite funny and no one laughed harder than Gramps (aka Peter).
Once we had quieted down, Seth announced that the article had appeared about sixty years ago in “The Maroon,” the newspaper of Colgate University.
It had been written by a staff writer named Pete Kugel (aka Gramps).