Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

turkey-from-stock-exchangeTo my American readers, Happy Thanksgiving!


(To my Canadian readers, happy belated Thanksgiving. I celebrated with you last month when my very dear Vancouver-ite clients reminded me that y'all celebrate before we Yanks do.)


Some Thanksgiving quotes:


Daniel Webster, Second Speech on Foot's Revolution, Jan 26, 1830:


I thank God, that if I am gifted with little of the spirit which is able to raise mortals to the skies, I have yet none - as I trust - of that other spirit which would draw angels down.


Frank Pittman, U.S. psychiatrist and family therapist. “How to Manage Mom and Dad,” Psychology Today (November/December 1994)


A family without a storyteller or two has no way to make sense out of their past and no way to get a sense of themselves.


Sydney Smith (1771-1845), Recipe for Salad, p. 383


Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea?—how did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.


Dorothy Parker


The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant -- and let the air out of the tires.