To all my readers, who I am very thankful for, I would like to wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings! This has been a heck of a year, and I’m sure all of us can appreciate finally having a day off to spend relaxing [and eating] with friends and family. Let’s hope for no family arguments or oven catastrophes this year, eh? As always, I would also like to share this link with you, which is an excerpt from a book written by American Indian activist Russell Means, called Where White Men Fear to Tread, which tells a Thanksgiving story that you may have never heard before. I am not going to villainize the pilgrims now as I have in years past, but I just want to show that there are two sides to every story.
This is also going to be a very busy couple of weeks here on FNYTSF. December 1st will start our first annual year-end awards, which there will be three separate days of voting throughout the first two weeks of next month. On December 7th, we will be commemorating the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, where I will post an interview with my grandmother, on what life was like during the 1940′s, that I conducted a few days ago as part of a project for my World War II history class.
Lastly, for some pre-Black Friday humor, please check out this poem that I posted last week, in case you missed it. If you do plan on going shopping tomorrow, please stay safe (how awful is it nowadays that we actually have to wish people luck when they go shopping?) and try to enjoy the day. I’ll be running a hockey clinic tomorrow at the school I normally coach at, which is primarily going to serve as a place for parents to leave their kids as they take part in the madness…and a way to burn off some of the turkey!
Have a great day!