One of the major themes in the recent presidential election was honesty. In light of the emphasis placed on this issue, we got to thinking. Honesty should not only be a political theme. It should ingrain itself into one’s personal life as well. There is nothing wrong with living an honest, wholesome lifestyle. And what better time to start this new honesty thing, but on Thanksgiving Day? Let it be an opportunity for one to cleanse oneself of the lies and deception we have readily shared with our friends and relatives. What do we mean by this? We think you know. It’s the little things we have omitted in an effort to maintain harmony and peace with our loved ones. But, for one day out of the year, let’s try this honesty thing. Let’s come clean, and tell people what is honest and true. Here are some suggestions:
Tell your Aunt Sally that, yes, you have heard the story about Mickey Rooney winking at her. Take time to tell your cousin Bertha that her baby closely resemble Gerald Ford (it’s a girl). How about your Uncle Stanley? It’s time he faces the truth: anyone with two eyes can see that he is wearing a hair piece. Instead of smiling through Aunt Irene’s “famous” pumpkin pie, tell her she should make something different. Or perhaps stay out of the kitchen altogether. And don’t forget about Uncle Hank. You can finally give him a piece of your mind about hogging the candied yams.
Well, maybe honesty isn’t always the best policy. Sure, you could tell all of your relatives what you really think of them this Thanksgiving and break all of their little hearts with your truthiness (Stephen Colbert invented this word.) But, what’s the point? Let’s face it. The truth can be tough to hear. And you don’t want to slaughter people in the name of honesty. You are one of the sweetest people on the planet. You’re like the good witch, Glinda.
Let Aunt Sally tell her Mickey Rooney Story. Your only real job here is to act surprised again. She is 93. Pour yourself a scotch and gasp when she gets to the winking part.
Tell your cousin Bertha that you see her granddaughter in the political arena in the future. (After all, it doesn’t hurt to already resemble a past president.) Maybe she will be our first woman in the oval office.
Politely ask Uncle Hank to pass the candied yams. You’ve been dealing with Thanksgiving politics for years. You know how to handle a food hog.
As for Uncle Stanley, there is only one thing to do for him. Knit him a great hat. Who knows? Maybe he will become a hat guy. No need for a toupee under a hat, right?
And speaking of knitting, we have the perfect hat for your Uncle Stanley. Loopy Mango has come out with a great hat kit. The merino is super soft, and the hat only takes a few hours to make (around three). Great for Uncle Stanley and it looks good on women too. Here it is below: This kit comes with the needles, the pattern and the yarn (and this cool box). The kit is priced at $39.00.
We are also getting an unspeakable amount of Madeline Tosh arriving next week. Just in time for the holidays. Could anything be better?
But for now, our store is adjusting it’s hours for the holiday. Tuesday, November 22nd, we will close at 4:00pm. We will be open all day on the 23rd, but closed Thanksgiving Day to celebrate with our families. We will return to normal hours on November 25th. Yay!
Have a great Thanksgiving. Smile and hug everyone a lot. There is nothing wrong with being a Glinda. And, remember: on this one particular day, alcohol is your friend. And that’s the truth.
See you soon!
Diane and Christin