I’ve been prosthelytizing. I admit it. When I hear the words “Happy Holidays” in the days before Thanksgiving–mostly from service providers–I find myself earnestly preaching The Word. That is My Word. “No! You don’t need to be politically correct for this day! It is one of the special ones where we are all together as humans on American soil. It is a secular holiday, without any divisive religious implications. You don’t even have to be an American to be wished a Happy Thanksgiving. You just need to be in America and you are part of the team. It is all about being thankful (and eating). I think we can all get behind that. The eating part is symbolic of one of the many things we are thankful for. The fact that the meal is shared with others, often family and friends, is another. The classic Norman Rockwell painting we often see around Thanksgiving is just one of four paintings . celebrating the four freedoms articulated in Franklin D Roosevelt’s January 6, 1941 State of the Union speech: Freedom of Speech Freedom of Worship Freedom from Want Freedom from Fear Truly much to be thankful for. Thanks!
As if Olivia Merriman doesn’t have enough to do in her beloved town of New Moon Beach, now her grouchy great-grandmother has recruited her to head up their coven of witches; her sisters are miffed, the coven is pushing her to accept the job, and to top it all off an evil wizard is messing with her love life. More info →