I'm taking a break from helping prepare for Thanksgiving. We will have 12 people today and 16 on Friday (our traditional left-over get-together with friends). We listened to Alice's Restaurant at noon....I wonder how widespread this tradition is. I decided to youtube "Arlo Guthrie Alice's Restaurant", and here's one for your viewing and listening pleasure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8DtpdXZi0M&feature=related
Of course, as often happens when I get clips from youtube.....one thing led to another, and I was looking at all kinds of related videos. With Arlo Guthrie came clips of "This Land is Your Land". That song feels very American and reminds me of Thanksgiving
Here's a young Arlo Guthrie with Pete Seeger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNXPeCOCaI4&feature=related
Here's something a bit later http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqZ3oNsMVr0&feature=related
Then I longed for the Bruce Springsteen version....which I suspect may show up at either the inauguration or at the Super Bowl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M-_KjKX29g
Then I found this one....Peter, Paul & Mary "If I Had a Hammer" very cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY2JEGLD0-k&feature=related
I am thankful for anyone and everyone who reads my blog,
and thankful to live in this great country, where we collectively did the right thing, and thankful we had the opportunity to do it, and we did it, and
thankful to be celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Happy Holiday to all.