My sister-in-law’s husband, John, is a very funny guy. In a Facebook chat with another friend of mine, Mike, John lays Thanksgiving out for everyone in the comments on Mike’s “status”.
A time for the functional side of the family to acknowledge that there is a dysfunctional side and they will show up to crash Turkey Day.
Helton’s definition of awakening
You wake up one morning and realize you are Cousin Eddie.
Have a great Thanksgiving Mike, I will be in Edmond at 10 to pick up my niece from Oklahoma Christian. Do you mind if Cousin Eddie drops by for brunch?
Truer words were never spoken. Here’s to all of my readers this Thanksgiving day.
Here’s to each of you on the functional side. Thank you for working so hard to keep the world as close the Eisenhower 1956 ideal of the family holiday. It’s damn hard work.
And here’s to each of you on the dysfunctional side. Thank you for traveling all those miles to reconfirm to the functional side that the Fifties are over and it’s okay to be different.