I cannot believe that we’re already getting ready for Thanksgiving! And how different will this year’s celebration be compared to previous years? Not only are we being instructed on how many people we should have in our homes but we’re also advised to just take the whole thing outside (if possible).
Since for many of us the recommended number of dinner guests is reduced we’ll be shopping for smaller Thanksgiving turkeys. But be prepared: the more petite birds are at a premium.
Whereas in years past bigger was better, this year the more robust fowl may escape the chopping block and be given a reprieve. I know in my house we’ve downsized through a type of attrition: the second son currently lives in North Carolina and the “baby” of the family (our Air Force airman) lives with his wife in Georgia. Neither will be making the trek to California. And they’re big eaters, too.
But rather than shop for a smaller bird, I think I’ll opt for more leftovers. Just thinking about the turkey sandwiches, mashed and sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce makes my mouth water … not to mention my waistline expands at the mere thought of that Berolina Bakery pumpkin pie I’ll be enjoying … with whipped cream, of course.
Gives me a real attitude of gratitude.
That attitude of gratitude has been widely shared through the Valley, too. CV Weekly continues to collect food for the Bailey Center in Tujunga and we are also collecting grocery food gift cards and cooking oil for the GUSD. The District is pulling together gift baskets for families coming up short this holiday season and it’s also stocking its pantry. For those who want to donate to either, feel free to give us a call here at the office at (818) 248-2740. Our office manager Rachelle will guide you on how to drop off items easily and quickly.
Another example of that attitude of gratitude surrounds the upcoming holiday display/light drive-by self-guided tour (what a mouthful!). Like the Fun and Frights in the Foothills tour that we hosted, the holiday tour promises to be a fun chance for the community to come out and enjoy the work of homeowners who want to share their creativity. And by staying in their vehicles viewers will have a safe experience.
The gratitude stems from the support we’ve been given by the community and local businesses. The holiday tour is, in fact, co-sponsored by the Glendale Area Schools Credit Union, which has been a longtime supporter of the CV Weekly. We also welcome gold sponsors J’s Maids & Maintenance, Ace Hardware, Supervisor Kathryn Barger and YMCA of the Foothills. Even neighbors like the CV Chamber of Commerce, the Davis Family, the Suter Family and the Pierce Family want to be a part of the tour and have financially supported it. It’s still early, too; sponsorship opportunities are still available and gratefully received.
Finally, I’m grateful for a recent trip to Cambria that Steve and I took Not only did we have a wonderful time in a beautiful location (The Rigdon House in downtown Cambria) but on Tuesday I took a COVID-19 test to make sure I didn’t bring the unwanted virus back with me … and the test came back negative.
Not all news is bad.