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November 26, 2015

Today we celebrate:

Good Grief Day - On this day in 1922, Charles M. Schulz was born.  Mr. Schulz was the creator of the beloved and very unlucky and personally tormented little boy, Charlie Brown along with all the other Peanuts characters that many of us grew up loving. If you happen to live in Santa Rosa, California, I understand there is a Charles M. Schulz Museum you can explore.  I’d love to take a trip out there to see it but I’m afraid it will have to wait for another year.

National Cake Day – We don't often think of cakes at this time of year. Our focus seems to be more along the lines of pies. But cakes are one of the world's favorite desserts and should not be ignored. You can make any kind of cake you want today so pick your favorite and enjoy.

National Day of Mourning – This is a day of protest for the Native American people. They remember how their ancestors were murdered, lied to, poisoned, demonized and displaced by the people who came to this country after them beginning with the Pilgrims.  Not the finest chapter of our Nation’s history, but one that needs to be acknowledged.

Thanksgiving Day – This is a day for Americans to give thanks. We stuff ourselves to the bursting point with a feast and we thank God for a bountiful harvest and our ability to spend time with the ones we love.

Turkey-free Thanksgiving – And for the vegans, vegetarians, and the turkey dislikers among us,  you absolutely do NOT have to have Turkey today. Have a pork roast or steak or delicious vegetarian or vegan meal instead.

To celebrate today make a cake shaped like Charlie Brown and have it for Thanksgiving whether you have a turkey or not. Then explain to your kids about how the government mistreated the Native Americans.

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