However I grudgingly admit there are certain time-and-time-again habits or behaviors, okay traditions, that I do indulge in, especially during the holidays. Placing feathered bird ornaments on the tree is a throwback to childhood Christmases that I look forward to each year.
Another holiday tradition that always makes me smile is a loud, rousing, completely atonal Thanksgiving singalong with this hippy anti-war classic, Alice’s Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie. This also goes back to childhood – mom had a record collection both wide and deep – and is repeated each Thanksgiving morning during the cooking marathon. Local radio station WXRT plays it twice a day, all 18 minutes of it.
Why wait until tomorrow? Give ol’ Alice a listen now. Maybe it will become your new tradition. Happy Thanksgiving to one and all, no matter how (or if) you choose to celebrate it.