Re: What I'm Thankful For...
Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM)
Wed, 27 Nov 1996 16:53:26 -0600
Mariano Bravo Balinas wrote:
>Neither we do celebrate Thanksgiving, but I join to Grant.. and for
>all the people in the USA that celebrate such date this thursday a
>big hug, and since that day the ISP to God will be fully dedicated to
>the USA, please tell Him abou the rest of the world...
>Sicerily Yours in the Spirit and Brotherhood of Scouting
>Mariano Bravo Ballinas
>P.S. Does SPAM is included on Thanksgiving dinner ?? <g>
Thanks for the warm wishes Mariano. Your P.S. got me thinking about how we
will celebrate Thanksgiving tommorrow. Our family's table will hold a 15
pound turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, yams, cranberry sauce, fresh baked
rolls and pumpkin pie ... fairly typical. But at my place of work, I have
been a convenience store manager for the past 11 years, my employees will
sell an unusually high number of frozen, microwavable dinners, cans of soup
and yes, Spam. Some of my customers will celebrate the holiday with an extra
can of cat food, though they will insist it is for their pet. And that is
what I am most thankful for; that I will not be eating alone tomorrow, that
I will not spend the night in a garbage dumpster or in a cardboard box in an
alley somewhere, that I will be safe and warm and surrounded by loved-ones.
I think I'll say a prayer or two for those who are homeless and hungry this
Thanksgiving. I hope you all will too.
Jim Peterson /\
Cubmaster, Pack 379, Auburndale, Wisconsin ("\/")
Advancement Chair, Troop 379, Blenker, Wisconsin ~''~
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