Queenie told the most amazing tale about Thanksgiving eve. When she first discovered her latest husband, he was a brute. He made his legion of staffers work a full day on the Wednesday before turkey day. Queenie, in a moment of regal kindness, suggested that he allow them to only work a half day. Why? Because some of the loyal workers might need to travel to families or start preparing Thanksgiving feasts.
The husband in Scrooge-like attitude said, “Why? They’ll be paid for a full day, so they should work a full day.”
Ah, the Queenie proved the reason why she is Queenie. She smiled and told her husband how wise and frugal he was. “Bravo!” she said.
Then on that Wednesday before Thanksgiving just before he left his workshop, Queenie asked her dear consort, “Dearest One, would you mind picking up a few items at the grocery?” He, wanting to please the love of his current life, said, “Of course, Most Loved and Adored One!” She then gave him a list of 15 items like Blue Bell French Vanilla Ice Cream, quartered artichoke hearts, Wild Maine Blueberry scones, Bonne Maman raspberry jam, organic Brussels sprouts, New York-Style bagels, Scottish salmon, deveined shrimp and such.
After fighting the hordes at the local grocery for the products on the list, he discovered to his shock that he was just three over the limit for the “Express Lane.” He then took his place waiting in line for nearly 20 minutes to get the items.
When he finally reached the palace, the worn-out fellow looked at his Queenie and admitted he didn’t realize how daunting Thanksgiving Eve was. From that time on, he has always given Thanksgiving Eve off.
So, consider that Thanksgiving only takes place thanks to the generosity of others.