A Thanksgiving Poem from a Thriller Writer

Dear Friends,

Normally I write with intrigue and thrill,
But today I decided I’d sit back and chill
And take a moment to appreciate you
Be thankful, relax, and have pumpkin pie, too.

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. of A.
Since 1863, a National Holiday
A perfect time to catch up on my reading
And wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Pie

I know, I know. I’m not a poet. But I wanted to do a little something different today to show that I really am thankful for you, the reader! It may not be Thanksgiving Day where you live, but I still wish you a day full of many things that you are thankful for, whether it’s family, friends, a warm home, good food, happy memories, or time to read. What is it that you are most thankful for today? Leave a comment and let me know!

Some Thanksgiving Fun Facts:

  • The traditional cornucopia was a curved goat’s horn filled to brim with fruits and grains. (Source)
  • Fossil evidence shows that prehistoric relatives of turkeys roamed the Americas 10 million years ago. (Source)

Turkeys

  • Sarah Josepha Hale, a magazine editor who fought tirelessly in the 19th century to make Thanksgiving a national holiday, was also the author of “Mary Had A Little Lamb.” (Source)
  • The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade included bears, camels, monkeys, and elephants from the Central Park Zoo. (Source 1 and Source 2)
  • The invention of frozen TV dinners was inspired by Thanksgiving leftovers. It happened in 1953, when Swanson severely overestimated the number of frozen turkeys Americans would eat on Thanksgiving day. Swanson then ordered thousands of aluminum trays, added a few sides, and sold frozen turkey as a part of individual meals — which we know today as TV dinners. (Source)

Don’t forget to leave a comment and tell me what you’re thankful for!

Meanwhile —

Caffeinate and Carry On!

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6 Responses to A Thanksgiving Poem from a Thriller Writer

  1. Terry Trahan November 27, 2014 at 8:35 am #

    I am thankful for my amazing family, great friends, and awesome books to read!!!

  2. Peggy Singer November 27, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    Loved your poem! I’m thankful for my family and the love we share. I’m thankful that I can read awesome books written by you and many others. Thank You!
    Happy Thanksgiving Diane!

  3. Pat Davis November 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    I’m thankful for my wonderful neighbor Evelyn.

  4. Robert. L. Oehrlein November 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    Thank you for the many hours of reading you have given not only me but your many other reades as well. I wish you not only a Happy Thanksgiving but a entire Holiday season filled with much joy, happiness and laughter.
    Bob

  5. Linda November 27, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

    I am 72 years old and am thankful for my health, family and everything else God has given me.

  6. GladysMP November 28, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

    Americans have so many things to be thankful for…who could list them all.

    Some of my family had to work on Thanksgiving, so we are celebrating another Thanksgiving tomorrow.

    Hope you had a great one!

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