Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

We wish you all a truly Happy Thanksgiving.  Though times have been tough, the economy appears to be turning positive.  What's more important is we have so much else to be thankful for -- friends, family and health.  HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

As we sit down for the traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner, here's a Thanksgiving Day thought:

Benjamin Franklin preferred the Turkey as the national bird of the United States, a thought he expressed in a letter he wrote to his daughter, Sarah Franklin Bache on January 26, 1784.

For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral character… For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.
We might concur with Mr. Franklin, as we get to see these marvelous creatures regularly as we drive to our shop through the Los Gatos countryside.

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