For many of us is also the annual family reunion. You can celebrate the memories from
the past and reflect on what they taught you. In my case I just accepted the fact
that each Thanksgiving we were at my mother's parents house and then the following
Saturday we had a Clark family reunion with my dad's parents. For many years I just
accepted the fact that we did a lot of driving, taking two Thanksgiving trips.
It was oh so many years later that I realized the genius in that Clark family tradition.
All the Clark siblings had Thanksgiving with their spouses family and then had a
Thanksgiving weekend reunion with their parents. By deferring to Saturday
we had two periods of Thanksgiving; we were luckier than most, even if some of us
never realized it at the time.
Kenneth R. Clark
Chula Vista, CA