Family gatherings & Politics together are the best, aren't they?
This year, our Thanksgiving gathering will be short four brothers.
No dear reader, they are all still alive as far as I know, but it is one of those years where the annual gathering in our home will have more non-blood extended family than blood related for the great repast. Its just how things worked out.
On any given year prior, the numbers present could have been between 15-20 with an ever changing roster of friends joining us. White, black whatever, you never knew what the make up would be at the table by the time we blessed the meal with prayer.
No matter the diversity or lack thereof, we could always count on healthy debate and discussion of the day’s political happenings. As much as so many fear the arguments that can happen, it has traditionally been this part of the discourse that so many of my kin cherish, and so many friends find entertaining (I suppose).
It is my hope that all of you are able to celebrate today with those whom you love and respect, and that your day is filled with wonderful conversations and interesting dialogue.