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Tolerating the Hunger Moon to get to Thanksgiving

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[December 02, 2022] 

Happy Thanksgiving, world!

One of my favorite days, but I couldnít tell you why Ö exactly. Oh, itís time to get the clan together around the table and compliment Grandma on how yummy the worldís dumbest bird is this year, like always.

The complete stupidity of the turkey is legendary. Of course, they have been domesticated since Miles Standish was in Pampers, and domestication gave them large breasts but didnít help the thinking process much. You know, like some actresses we could name.

But fat or stupid or not, the turkey deserves our respect for one thing at least. There have been some changes over the past 250 years. There are today more turkeys in America than there are Pilgrims.

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And of course, there is the family entertainment. We get to check out the elderly uncle to see if heíll tell the same stories as last year and if he can keep cranberry sauce off his white shirt. Itís always fun to tease old folks, of course, because since I happen to BE the old folks these days, it sometimes hits close to home.

Some Native American tribes referred to November as the Hunger Moon. Sure has seemed to be that way for a lot of the people I know. Folks who donít have a nine-to-five like smart people have. Outdoor-type folks just have to tolerate November until Thanksgiving, because then itís okay to consider the remainder of November to be ďalmost December.Ē

[Text from file received from Slim Randles]

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