Let’s talk turkey, as they say. Thursday, November 25, 2010 is national Turkey Day in the United States, a holiday also known as Thanksgiving by the masses. Historical lore says that one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations was held when the “Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast.”(1)
Since then Thanksgiving has become a tradition that people from anywhere can embrace because it goes beyond race, borders, politics, and religions. It is a holiday for celebration, bringing families and friends together. More importantly, it’s a holiday that reminds us to be thankful for those around us, for what they do indirectly or directly, and for the blessings in our lives.
This Thanksgiving, please take a moment to thank the people in your life for all of the things they do for you.
I would like to thank my family and friends for supporting me, my husband for his unfailing love and understanding, my mentors (Nancy Holder, James Patrick Kelly, Michael Kimball, Kelly Link, and David Anthony Durham who is an honorary mentor) for all of their care and guidance, my pride of lions at Stonecoast and Viable Paradise, all of UNDERWORD’s readers, the authors who have so graciously agreed to be interviewed, my father for his gift of imagination, my sister and her husband for what they are doing, and my mother who has fought cancer for 27 years and who continues to wake up every morning ready to carry on the fight for one more day.
I wish all of you the very happiest of Thanksgivings and a wonderful Clockwork Turkey Day full of good friends, good food, and good cheer.
Also, special thanks to Steampunk Costume for posting the amazing photo of the Clockwork Turkey on their blog (see picture above). How cool is that!