I had always thought that Thanksgiving fell on the last Thursday of November, so I was a bit confused this year. Did the powers that be try to move it back a week to add more shopping days before Christmas? (as FDR tried to do, as a measure to jolt the economy out of the depression, but the Republicans screamed ‘tradition!’ which meant ‘We hate Roosevelt because he’s a Democrat and helps poor people’ and, for a few years in the 30s, there was actually a Democrat Thanksgiving and a Republican Thanksgiving, but the Republicans won that battle, in the end)
No, it the 4th Thursday in November. Fair enough.
It kind of boggles my mind, though. As an American, I have been celebrating Thanksgiving since before I had teeth for the Turkey, and yet I had the date wrong. It makes me wonder, a bit, whether I know the things I know or whether I’ve got some of them wrong. A couple of months ago, I posted something on Facebook, something about an evil corporation, or at any rate a large one, which wasn’t true, but I thought it was. I got a reply, which sounded a lot like it came from somebody inside the company, which was a bit flattering, although they completely debunked what I said. (Our name, at that point, was X, and the company you are confusing us with was Y), and I felt a bit stupid but also relieved, because I like their food.
The way I see it is this. I true to tell the truth, but I can’t be expected to run to google every 10 seconds because nothing would ever get written. So, if I’m wrong about something, feel free to let me know and I’ll correct it. Until then, I’ll assume I’m right.