Happy Thanksgiving to my friends across the border!
I think the Canadians were wise to set their Thanksgiving in October. When going "over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house," you don't have to worry about icy roads and blizzards. Mums and asters are still in bloom in your yards. You don't have a ton of snow covering your wheat sheaves, wreaths and other outdoor decorations. Your pumpkins aren't frozen to your front steps!
Plus, Canadian Thanksgiving is closer to harvest, which is of course the original reason for Thanksgiving (nope, it's not pigskins and pigging out).
Canadians were wise, as well, to set Thanksgiving on a Monday. I, who have seldom had a Thanksgiving Friday off, hate to go back to work that day, knowing that a lot of people don't have to. Having Thanksgiving in October means it can be treasured as its own special day, instead of being just the kickoff to the Christmas season. American Thanksgiving gets lost nowadays. I even have couple of friends who put up their Christmas trees and decorations in the middle of November. What a shame, when there are so many gorgeous autumn decorations, both natural and man made.
I want to send special wishes to my Canadian blogging friends - Sheila, Nature Girl, Tea and Pea. Also to any other "Canucks" who might be reading! I hope you have a lovely long weekend and a blessed Thanksgiving on Monday.