For many years, Thanksgiving season has seemed like a passed over time to me. In my home town, I've seen Christmas trees go up before Halloween. A lot of us overlook the reason we celebrate Thanksgiving.
Our town is in the midst of the settlement area of the first English colonies. We have two Indian reservations in our county. Not far away, at Berkeley Plantation there is a celebration of the first official Thanksgiving in 1619. A few years ago, I covered that celebration in a newspaper for which I wrote feature stories. I really thought about the meaning of Thanksgiving then.
Do you think about the things for which you are thankful? Or do you fly through Thanksgiving to get ready for Black Friday? Is Thanksgiving an important holiday on your yearly agenda?