After Thanksgiving Week on “X Factor”, there are just seven contestants remaining, vying for the top spot as the first winner of X Factor USA. One of my favorites, Melanie Amaro, unbeknownst to me and all of America, revealed on last night’s show, that she’s been hiding something – her accent.
The thought of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner brings to mind memories of a long buffet style table crowded with bowls of gravies, sides, stuffing and desserts, barely leaving enough space for the napkins and silverware. All of these sides were simply teasers, surrounding the star of the evening, a 10-12 pound oven roasted turkey with a bronze finish and shiny, smooth texture. Unbenounced to us, what we saw as a delicious turkey that simply needed to be submerged in gravy, was nothing more than another over cooked Thanksgiving victim.
Thanksgiving. That time of year where family members put their differences aside, clear their busy schedules to gather around the dinner table in hopes of drowning our everyday sorrows with the comforting taste of roasted turkey along with an endless variety of intensely filling side dishes.
The holidays are upon us and it will be nice to put all the disasters of this year behind us. There are many more problems to overcome but at least the country is taking tiny steps forward even though, to many, it does not feel like it. There will be many who will go hungry this holiday season because of lack of jobs. This is a year for those who have more to share with others less fortunate.