It’s easy enough to tell
because of the Christmas music
that’s been super-abundant
everywhere since Halloween,
……. and all the cheesy
“Black Friday Sale” ads
concerned with helping you
with your ‘holiday gift giving’.
But before I get started,
you might have noticed
my friend Feve’s blog has been AWOL from the WP reader —
nobody seems to know why,
but if you’re a fan
( and who isn’t ? )
go directly to her site at mrsfever.com .
I have some very cool early
postcards relating to the holiday,
— and my annual workingman’s
rant to go with it.
I’ve included a couple of interesting
advertising pieces in the group,
… like the “Buster Brown” card on the right.
whether they’re celebrities in the media,
or just average people on the street,
— folks express the idea that
Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday.
And if that indeed is the case,
people ought to be
willing to stand up for it,
and the principle it represents.
What’s bugging me
(even more than usual)
this year is how
more and more retail stores
are proudly exclaiming:
“OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY”—
— and many of my readers
work in medical, fire, or transportation–
jobs that fill a social necessity.
Those of us in that kind of career understand that.
But there is no social necessity for a store like:
— the consideration
here is simple GREED.
deserve a paid day off –
–that’s what a holiday
is supposed to represent —
and especially one like Thankgiving,
It’s insulting to every
working person in America,
and I think we should stand
up for the principle
by avoiding such places on Thursday.
Before and after I go to work,
I certainly will.
just stay home,
enjoy your family–
— and be thankful YOU can.
Carpe Diem, man.
You got a whole month
to do your shopping
for crying out loud.
…. you’ve probably seen his work on vintage 1900’s era “The Wizard Of Oz” children’s books.
The caption ( silver embossed )
on the card at right reads:
“Thanksgiving Turkey, Chestnut Fed, With Dressing A La Mode“.
and are great period pieces–
— dating as they do
from around 1910.
The second Denslow piece says:
” He’s too tough for Thanksgiving Dinner“.
As with many of Dwig’s cards, it has several potential uses….
…. it could have been sent on a person’s birthday in November, or as a Valentine, as well as on Thanksgiving.
I couldn’t find a good example of the original card ,
…. but I did manage to find
a sample on a dedicated Dwig site.
“ Oh, did November bring you dear?
And will you promise to be mine?
Then I’ll eat turkey all day, and
Be thankful for my Valentine !!! ”
I love stuff like that, ya know?
HOY, Pilgrim !!