Soon after graduating from Michigan I realized that Thanksgiving was easily my favorite holiday, not the least of reasons being that most jobs I had gave both Thursday and Friday off. More importantly it is a uniquely American holiday celebrating our incredible fortune at being able to have the economic and religious freedoms that had never before existed in civilization - things that we all take for granted were truly radical accomplishments attained by our forefathers.
George Washington famously proclaimed: sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
So the holiday questions are these:
1. What are your favorite Thanksgiving traditions, and what are you doing for this holiday weekend? Family? Travel? Great meals? Maybe some football?
2. With the scheduling of CFB, The Game is now this holiday weekend. Are you going, and if so, will you be dropping by the MgoBlog fiesta?
EDIT: 3. It's morning time now, so what is in your cup?
I hope you are with family and/or friends no matter what.
Happy Thanksgiving and Go Blue, beat ohio!