American Thanksgiving

21 Nov

In honour honor of American Thanksgiving, I found two items that I wanted to share.

The first is a remix of a State Farm safety video featuring William Shatner appealing to people to be careful when deep frying their Thanksgiving turkeys. It is performed in true Shatner style. (Although this may be funnier to Canadians as we have a soft-spot for Mr. Shatner because he hails from the Great White North!)

 

The second, a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson, is a more traditional sentiment.

We Thank Thee
For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.

For blue of stream and blue of sky;
For pleasant shade of branches high;
For fragrant air and cooling breeze;
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Thanksgiving, America!

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