Many of our favorite moments to recall are those that weren’t all that funny at the time. It’s only looking back at it later that the humor becomes apparent. (That and the fact that you survived to tell the tale.)
There’s an old playhouse in our backyard; its steps are protected from the wind and rain. So every morning I dump a good-sized bowl of unsalted, unshelled peanuts onto the top two steps for the little guys.
In 1863, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens,” to be celebrated on Thursday, Nov. 26.