Thanksgiving after hours

Published 7:18 pm Wednesday, November 26, 2008

There were lots of people who spent all yesterday afternoon and most of this morning cooking and getting ready for the family to come and have a Thanksgiving meal. For those of you who have had to spend all that time cooking and getting ready for guests, today is the day that you can finally slow down and relax some – well mostly anyway. I know there will still be lots of cleaning to do after everyone is finished eating and then again after all of the pie and cookies have been devoured.

For the most part though, you can have the opportunity to spend time with family and to enjoy getting to hear and talk about stories that have happened to you so far this year. It is through holidays that memories are made, and today would be the perfect time to make a few memories.

There are a few people who will be spending this Thanksgiving alone and through your family celebrations it would be a good idea to keep these people in mind. Now I’m not talking about the soldiers who are overseas or the police and firefighters that will be working to keep citizens safe. I am talking about all of the elderly people who have either no way of getting somewhere to celebrate or have no family to celebrate with.

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, and with the Christmas holiday just around the corner, it is the time of year where we should all start thinking about giving.

Even with the rough time that everyone is having with the economy, there is no reason that all of the left over food you have from feeding your family should go to waste. Of course you can put some in the refrigerator to eat at a later date.

But would it hurt anything to make up a plate to take to a senior citizen who might not have a hot meal this Thanksgiving? Everything that we do makes a new memory in our life. If you can help make someone happy this year just think of the story that you will have to tell next year during Thanksgiving dinner.