Thursday, November 27, 2008



H is for Hope (thank you, Obama)
A is for the American Voter, who took old cynical me by surprise
P is for Philadelphia Phillies (and also my beloved/hated Pat Burrell, going out in style)
P is for Patrick O'Brian, whose books made 2008 delightfully salty and nautical for me
Y is for Yelling at the Top of Your Lungs When Your Team Wins

T is for Turkey, which I love in all its iterations
H is for Husband (that's right, you old weirdo)
A is for Argyle Socks, which I can buy and never have to knit
N is for North Hills, best neighborhood around
K is for Knitting
S is for Sisters, of which I have the two best
G is for Gus - 'nuff said.
I is for my Ivy-League-loving Dad
V is for Victorino - Shane, that is
I is for Incendiary Righthanded Pitcher Brad Lidge and his 2008 season
N is for a Nice Friend, of whom I'm lucky to have several lovely ones
G is for Good Old Charlie Manuel

Do yourself a favor and forget about the grudges you're wasting your energy holding on to, give your family and friends a hug, take a deep breath and consider the many wonderful things around us. You don't have to be a Phillies fan to feel thankful this holiday season. (But it helps.)

Happy Thanksgiving, all.

2 Comments:

Blogger Dee said...

Happy Thanksgiving ... love your turkey picture.

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Gus's Granddad said...

What a wonderful message (and picture). Sorry I did not see it yesterday, Thanksgiving Day. I was too busy getting ready to go to North Hills for an excellent holiday dinner with Diana, Matt, Gus, Laura and Jean. Much to be thankful for!

P.S. There are parts of the Ivy League of which I'm not too fond. They tend to be concentrated in Connecticut.

1:23 PM  

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