A thought for Thanksgiving Day

A thought for Thanksgiving Day

"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."

-- "The Trimmed Lamp" (1907), in "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen" by O. Henry (William Sydney Porter), 1862-1910.

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  • I wonder if O. Henry's Thanksgivings had surprise endings.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Maybe there were surprises in the leftovers!

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