Friday, November 26, 2004

In My Neighborhood...

...there were several large affairs, judging from the number of cars parked in front of various houses.

The hispanic family (I think they're Cuban) had their relatives over.

The Pakistanis had their family over.

So too Koreans down the block.

The bi-racial couple next door had grandpa over; although grandpa is easily mistaken for St. Nick himself.

The Haitians have a really big family, and by gumption not a soul was left out.

Yep, there were cars everywhere. You had to weave slowly and cautiously down the street to successfully navigate through all the vehicles. People were gathered together enjoying this time of peace and plenty with the ones they love most. Several houses had already blossomed with multi-colored lights, telling us that the holiday season had really arrived.

What impressed me most was how people from all over the world had made their way to the United States, and from the myriad of their cultural backgrounds they had embraced this uniquely American holiday. It was truly an American Thanksgiving, I am proud of that fact, and I wouldn't want it any other way.

PS - May God bless the men and women of our Armed Forces who preserve for us these precious moments.


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