Not a normal Thanksgiving…

Let’s face it – Thanksgiving 2020 is not going to be the holiday we are accustomed to. Many people are bemoaning the fact that they can’t get together and have their usual celebration with family and friends. But this is not the first time Americans have struggled at Thanksgiving time. Consider these photos:

https://www.wnyheritage.org/content/thanksgiving_in_buffalo_during_depression_-_1931/index.html

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/01/22/47210/
These guys were stuck in Korea, about six thousand miles from home, and with no cell phones or Facebook to connect with their loved ones.

Norman Rockwell painting of a homeless woman on Thanksgiving Day, 1948

And this painting by Norman Rockwell summed up what Thanksgiving was like in many places in Europe, where cities had been been bombed, leaving many of its residents in rubble for years.

So wherever you are, be thankful for what you do have, instead of what you don’t have this year.

First Walk Of Spring

 

2019-03-12 First spring walk a

The sun is out, and temperatures are over 40° Fahrenheit. Hey, I can actually take a long walk outside!

 

2019-03-12 Ugly icy sidewalk

Where the sun doesn’t shine, sidewalks are still covered with ice, so I have to walk in the street.

 

2019-03-12 First spring walk c

Good grief, the sidewalk snowplow really goofed up here.

 

2019-03-12 First spring walk e

And they missed part of the road as well.

 

2019-03-12 First spring walk d

A orange flag atop this huge snow pile to remind us it’s here!

 

2019-03-12 Rainwater drain

The storm drains are carrying away the snow-water.

 

2019-03-12 Street extension

Part of the woods is gone! When did that happen, and how did I miss it?