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Thanksgiving: thanks to the Census Bureau.

The “event became a national holiday in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt clarified that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping, never on the occasional fifth Thursday.”

We are thankful that FDR provided that extra shopping period. Otherwise, Thanksgiving would have been a week later in 2000, 2006 and 2007, and would be a week later in 2012, 2017, 2018, 2023, 2028, 2029…

Seriously, I am thankful for all sorts of good things, not the least of which is music:

Sam & Dave – I THANK YOU.
Led Zeppelin – THANK YOU.
Sly and the Family Stone – THANK YOU FALETTINME BE MICE ELF AGIN.

My daughter’s current favorite joke:
Why did the turkey cross the road?
Because it was the chicken’s day off!

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