Thanksgiving is a unique holiday. Amid all the celebrations, it’s the holiday where we can reflect on all of the things that enrich our lives, strengthen our communities, provide a vital connection to our past, and much more.
I hope you’ll have a great Thanksgiving Day hanging out with family and friends and eating delicious food. Along with watching football, having good conversation, and slipping into a turkey coma, however, don’t forget to take a moment to think about the things you have to be thankful for.
I have so much to be thankful for! I give thanks to my partner—my wife Dania, my co-pilot—and our family and friends.
I’m thankful to live in a country where we enjoy tremendous freedom. I’m especially thankful for the military men and women currently training and fighting to protect that safety and freedom.
Likewise, I’m thankful for all the men and women who serve in our police, fire, and emergency services as they work hard today and every day to keep our cities safe.
Finally, I’m thankful for my RV lifestyle.
Because of your support, I am celebrating 7 years of Vogel Talks RVing.
Have a safe and fun Thanksgiving and a restful vacation!
Fez Or Feathers?
Ever wonder why Turkey and turkeys have the same name? No, the country is not a breeding ground for the American Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
Dictionary.com: “The word turkey has been used to refer to ‘land occupied by the Turks’ since the 1300s … following World War I and the fall of the Ottomans, the republic of Turkey was declared, taking on the name that had long referred to that region…So how did the land occupied by the Turks become associated with a North American bird?
“First, we have to get to know another bird: the guinea fowl. This bird bears some resemblance to the American bird. Though it’s native to eastern Africa, the guinea fowl was imported to Europe through the Ottoman Empire and came to be called the turkey-cock or turkey-hen. When settlers in the New World began to send similar-looking fowl back to Europe, they were mistakenly called turkeys.”