November 1, 2014

Something to be thankful for

By Sherry Barnum
Staff Writer | reporter3@ogemawherald.com
Posted 11/21/11

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner I thought it might be fitting to write about it.

Thanksgiving is the holiday that is often overlooked by most, because as soon as Halloween is over, it’s automatically time for Christmas.

Stores start playing Christmas music, putting up the trees and there is tinsel hanging from everything!

Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, but why not wait until after Thanksgiving to start the music, put up the trees and hang the tinsel?

I’ll tell you why…

We don’t have enough time!

Stores start getting their stuff up to lure people in so they start their shopping early, hence the early Black Friday sales.

Me, I shop online. That way I don’t have to deal with all the madness.

See, I’m getting sidetracked just thinking about shopping…

As I think about Thanksgiving, I think about the night before and meeting up with old friends, all the family gathering at my mom’s, the Macy’s Day Parade and the Lions hopefully winning.

It’s nice to have the time to spend with family, even if they are yelling at the TV because Stafford threw an interception or Suh got a penalty for hands to the face (or whatever the correct football terms are).

I’m not the biggest football fan, so I’m sure I’ll be off doing something else or helping with dinner.

Now, if it was the Tigers, it would be an entirely different story.

Which leads me into the tradition of what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving:

I’m thankful for Justin Verlander winning the Cy Young Award (Maybe Porcello next?! Haha…) and I’m thankful that Brad Penny WILL NOT be back for another year!

I’m also thankful for Thursday night comedy on NBC and FX and the fact that any of these shows can bring a smile to my face starting with “Community” followed by “Parks and Recreation” and “The Office,” then finishing out the night with “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

But, most of all I’m thankful for my friends and family who support and love me no matter what.

And once Thanksgiving is over I’m sure our Christmas decorations will find their way out of storage and I will then be able to enjoy the anticipation of the next holiday.

But until then, have a happy Thanksgiving!

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