Today, as we’re contemplating all the things we have to be thankful for, we should take a minute to give thanks for having Thanksgiving at all.

Modern Texans take for granted we’ll get the last Thursday of November to gather with family and friends for feasting and fellowship. Some of us probably assume Thanksgiving started in Texas, or at least somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon, what with the pecan pies and cornbread dressing and all.

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(4) comments

Bill Broussard

Really well done, Michael!

Charles Douglas

Amen Brother! You said it well!!!!

Mary Drosche

Good editorial. Surprised no definition given of "roundheads." Not that I couldn't look it up, which I did. Just needed to be defined in the article.

Bailey Jones

It made me think of Charlie Brown.

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