Thursday, November 24, 2011

The cricket who came for Thanksgiving....

We're in the final stages of our Thanksgiving dinner but there's an unexpected and uninvited visitor in the kitchen. As we mash potatoes, baste the turkey, cook the macaroni and cheese, broccoli, green beans, and everything else that is going on the table, a very loud chirp can occasionally be heard.

"What's that noise?" asked one of my sisters a few minutes ago. "That noise that sounds like a cricket."

I just looked at her. "If it sounds like a cricket ... what do you think it is?" She laughed, everyone laughed, and I called it the cricket who came for Thanksgiving. But this cricket had better find his way out the door before tomorrow because, as we all know, Thanksgiving is followed by "Black Friday" and, in this case, it won't mean bargain shopping.

Thanksgiving 2011 ... hope everyone is enjoying family and friends around hearth and home.

1 comment:

Bob K. said...

You need to read E. B. White's classic: The Cricket in Times Square now to get in the spirit of the holiday.