The wood is piled up by the fireplace, ready for a marathon blaze in the fireplace; anticipation for the big Thanksgiving Day football game is overwhelming; and there’s a threat of a late fall weather blowout. I can see the snow drifting in the wind right now (wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it) – just in time for the big day.
Now I’m not talking about “Black Friday” or the newly instituted “Black Thursday” (a true American abomination). It’s the day before Thanksgiving and I have roast turkey and all the trimmings on my mind. It’s a great day if we don’t get too caught up in the frenzy. So my short but sweet message to all of you is to chill out, simply, and be thankful!
But if this cannot possibly happen in your household then I’ve included a little tale to help lighten your load. It’s time for the annual airing of Arlo Guthrie's holiday odyssey - the classic, "Alice's Restaurant."
Originally released in 1967 as the "Alice's Restaurant Massacree," it tells the true story of the 18-year-old Guthrie and his traveling companion's Thanksgiving holiday adventure in 1965. You will particularly enjoy this if you're an old hippy.
But by all means enjoy the day!