Year 2023: Yes, Veronica, once upon a time there were indeed funny-looking, delicious birds called Turkeys. Back when Thanksgiving was about families & friends coming together - often from very far away - to celebrate our gratitude for one another & for all of the blessings of ENOUGH in our lives.
But then misplaced priorities & capitalism took over like a contagion; the same disease that infected Valentine's Day & Christmas. And that, Veronica, is why Thanksgiving became the very definition of an oxymoron. We forgot that the most coveted, most precious bounty in our lives - the only "gifts" that truly matter - can never be shopped for.