Today comes as a favorite holiday for many of us. There are only three major interruptions to its flow: the Macy’s Day parade, subtly kicking off the Christmas season, a huge, ginormous meal, and football. Much to the chagrin of some, as depicted so well in the movie “The Blind Side,” the Thanksgiving meal should not be interrupted by football. This is a day when, unlike so many others, everyone should gather at table, murmur a solicitous and generous prayer of thanksgiving, enjoy the presence of all gathered, and indulge until you can eat no more.
This is a time for good cooks to show off, best manners to be observed, thoughtful compliments given, and kind words said and shared by all. This is a time to be old fashioned. To allow for the sense of family to prevail. To embrace everyone around the table and remember those who are not. It is a time for hand holding and bussed cheeks, complete with lipstick on the cheek of the 8 and