by Beth Diane Bradley
She’s learned to live with it. Her sister is the popular one, even though she arrives first every year. She just doesn’t get the attention she deserves, despite a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and those noble historical roots. If you enjoy sharing a meal with family and friends, you’ll like her just fine. She’s a straight shooter – just ask a turkey!
People never complain she is too commercial. A simple trip to the grocery store meets her needs. Even her decorations are edible. She couldn’t be more humble, more down-to-earth. But all they notice is her sister — with all her lights, tinsel and wassailing. Not to mention baby Jesus. Who could compete with that?
And as soon as her feast is devoured, she’s pushed out the door by Black Friday — the name says it all. After one stuffing-filled moment of grace, it’s all over for her until next year. But before she goes, she always leaves a few left overs in the fridge for you to enjoy as you put up your Christmas tree, and do your shopping. Thanksgiving is just thoughtful that way.