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Why isn’t Thanksgiving celebrated all the time?


Americans celebrate Thanksgiving once a year, remembering those poor pilgrims who were just happy to be alive. So we, Americans, take it many steps farther, but how many remember the pilgrims when they sit down to eat?

My wise son, a freshman in college, on the subject of coming home for Thanksgiving said he didn’t think so, “isn’t it just a meal?” And it is just a meal, a meal that we have somehow made into a very stressful holiday.

It seems we are now celebrating the meal, how much and how well it is presented and we forget the Thanksgiving part. What we need to remember is to...

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