Happy Turkey Day

It is always a challenge to come up with fresh ideas to mark the annual holidays.  Thanksgiving is celebrated on Thursdays, so we usually do a daily strip on that day.  The scene we show most frequently is the family sitting around the table discussing what they are most thankful for.  Other topics involve the preparation, cooking and eating of the meal.  Here is a strip from 1991 that shows the aftermath.
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Super Bowl

Are you more than ready for some football?  The two-week build up to the big game tends to inflate the importance of the event.  After hours and hours of endless analysis the players and spectators are understandably anxious for the contest to begin.  Although there have been some memorable match-ups and last-minute heroics, the game itself is often disappointing.
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Thanksgiving

Abraham Lincoln designated Thursday November 26, 1863 as a day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.”  It has been an official federal holiday, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, since 1941.

Norman Rockwell’s painting, “Freedom from Want,” first published in The Saturday Evening Post on March 6, 1943, is the classic image of a traditional American Thanksgiving family dinner.  Rockwell acknowledged that this was an idealized depiction when he said, “I paint life as I would like it to be.”
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