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HumpdayforHelen: The Second Monday in October November 26, 2014

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

The weather forecast is dire, and we are staying home for Thanksgiving. I am sad to not visit with relatives, but I am unwilling to risk life and limb. I have already received a guilt-inducing e-mail (although I don’t really believe it was intended as such—I’m just an easy target).

As I write this, the first snowflakes are visible out my office window.

More Americans travel over Thanksgiving than any other holiday. November weather is highly unpredictable. Why do we do this to ourselves? Why isn’t a holiday celebrating the harvest earlier in the year? Why don’t we gather together in October, like Canada does? (Helen, Deloney: I envy you.)

I think our family should just move it up anyway. But with everyone else’s extracurricular schedules and comparative proximity to each other, I’m pretty sure no one would go for it.

We are outright outliers.


1. Mali - November 28, 2014

I hope you had a good day, and have a peaceful weekend, dear Indigo. I’m glad you are home safe.

2. Eulalia Benejam Cobb - November 29, 2014

We left a day early for New York because it was supposed to get a spectacular storm. Instead, they barely got enough for a snowball or two. So much for meteorology!

3. Helen - November 30, 2014

I’m pleased by another humpday post. And curious as to why Americans and Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on such different dates?

Hope you both are feeling better…

4. Dona - November 30, 2014

We stayed home but Andrew traveled to Bethesda. I’ve not traveled for Thanksgiving for probably two decades. Christmas is another matter, however…

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