Category Archives: holiday

The Unspeakable

New Haven Turkey Day

Three Thanksgivings ago I traveled north to have turkey with my younger sister’s in-laws. They were good people. Back in the 1940s New Haven was a prime destination for commuters. however in the 50s the Federal Courts had ordered the New Haven railroad to divest itself of the trolleys running from the various stations along […]

Today’s Thanks

Today America commemorates Pilgrims? gratitude to the local Indians lessons in food-gathering, especially those tribesmen of Squanto. who helped the religious refugees survive that first year in Plymouth. In response to this unexpected aid the settlers held a 3-day feast for their neighbors. The holiday was made official in 1789 by George Washington, although Squanto?s […]

Big Bird Day

Two years ago I walked through Grand Central Terminal. Thousands of passengers were striving to catch a train home for Thanksgiving. My sister had invited her family feast outside of Boston. I have to work on Friday and opted out on the holiday exodus to spend a quiet day at the Fort Greene Observatory. I […]

Facebook Ban on No Thanks Day

In 2013 I wrote the following on my Facebook page. “My people arrived on the Mayflower. Howlands. We’re still here. Where are the Wampanoags? On Nantucket protesting Thanksgiving. Happy Turkey Day.” An hour later the message and comments were removed by someone. I am unable to use my home page and Facebook posted this. Account […]