Turkey Day brings back memories of family time in years past, of aunts and uncles and cousins all gathering, of football afternoons on that day, and of watching my dad and Uncle Andy hunched over the chess board all evening long.
The women worked, and the men watched. And how we ate! No calorie-watching in those days (the Woods crowd were all pretty hefty).
Turkey Day has economic significance, too, as it kicks off the buying season for the Christmas holidays. This is the time that makes or breaks many a small business, today’s sources of employment growth in our country. It’s the little guys who are furnishing most of what new employment we have.
Turkey Day is travel day, as millions of us are on the road or in the skies. I’m happy to stay home this year and let the turkey come to us!