What Happened to Thanksgiving?!

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Mike Inouye:
Mike InouyeOn November 1st, the day after Halloween, my son and I were talking about how the nearby pumpkin patch would be gone shortly and we would not be talking about Jack O’Lanterns, candy corn or “trick-or-treating” much longer.

With the curiosity that is a nearly-three-year-old, he asked “What comes next, Daddy?”

“Well,” I thought, “Next is Thanksgiving. You’ll see some pictures of turkeys and lots of things with leaves that are orange, yellow and red.”

WRONG!!!

Daddy was wrong.

We went directly from candy corn to candy canes… completely skipped the candied yams. (That’s according to retailers, anyway.)

Apparently, this year, we don’t have Thanksgiving.

In fact, Brent, being as observant as any other toddler, even noted the start of the Christmas marketing machine BACK IN SEPTEMBER!!!

I guess we should be grateful we had Halloween at all. 😉

Whether or not we have Thanksgiving in the stores, though, for some reason there are always turkey and cranberry sandwiches through the end of November at the Inouye house.

Happy Holidays, wherever in this season you may be!

Mike Inouye
NBC Bay Area Traffic Anchor

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