Thanksgiving Day Quotes for Reflection in 2011

Being that today is Thanksgiving in the USA, I thought I would share some famous quotes about the holiday.  Here are some that I found that I thought would be fun to share:

“The observance of Thanksgiving Day–as a function–has become general of late years. The Thankfulness is not so general. This is

Have a safe Thanksgiving 2011!

natural. Two-thirds of the nation have always had hard luck and a hard time during the year, and this has a calming effect upon their enthusiasm.” ~ Mark Twain, – Following the Equator

“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets.  I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?”  ~Erma Bombeck, ‘No One Diets on Thanksgiving,’ 26 November 1981<!–, in Forever, Erma: America’s Best-Loved Writing from America’s Favorite Humorist, 1996; CTO–>

“There is one day that is ours.  There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to.  Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.”  ~O. Henry

“I love Thanksgiving turkey.  It’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.”  ~Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday.  People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year.  And then discover once a year is way too often.”  ~Johnny Carson

“On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment – halftime.”  ~Author Unknown

I hope everyone reading my blog has a safe and happy holiday!  Go Lions!

Happy Thanksgiving 2011! Go Lions!

 

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