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Pumpkin Pie and Tomorrow’s Promise

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Pumpkin Pie and Tomorrow’s Promise!

By BR Chitwood

Most of us are always in the moment of a calendar’s celebration…

This year, we citizens of the world who still believe in tradition and well-wishing will put on that in the moment face over a family Thanksgiving dinner, and an invisible cloud of uncertainty above our place settings. Our smiles and the anecdotes displayed will have an invisible cautionary reality of new hope, promise, and doubts which is exactly as it should be.

 We sit at our Thanksgiving family tables and give thanks to our Deity, if that is our wont, for seeing us through another year of death and living, of Medical and government officials seeking control over a menacing virus that is killing millions, of another presidential election fraught with fraud, duplicate ballots, chicanery far and beyond any we have seen in our lifetimes, political parties going in different directions, with some of its members sheltered by the riches of the ‘Swamp Dwellers’.

It is not unlikely that the conversation will mildly and slowly evolve to these dreadful subjects, and most families will handle the pros and cons of these monologues and dialogues with tacit awareness that all at the table will not have agreement on the issues.

After the turkey and pumpkin pie, family members, will play their games of Trivia, Charades, and/or, weather permitting, horseshoes, pitch and catch in the backyard…

Soon, the grandparents, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters go home with family love in their hearts but a ‘never before’ felt deep uncertainty as to how their country will turn out once the virus has been controlled through vaccines and the political wars ahead…another Civil War, undocumented immigrants coming in thousands across our borders, a serious and alarming tilt toward Socialism where citizens serve their ‘big tech’, ‘global conglomerate,’ ‘big money’ power brokers?

They will likely be very different Thanksgiving dinners from those of our recent pasts, people defying the political leaders’ mandates regarding attendance numbers, perhaps more arguments than in the past, more pent-up aggression and anxiety.

Then, who knows?

We could be turning corners dictated by a history already predicted and about to be recorded, a history that is actually a new edition of We the People and God Bless America.

Who knows?

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By BR Chitwood

https://www.brchitwood.com

12 comments on “Pumpkin Pie and Tomorrow’s Promise

  1. Gwen M. Plano says:

    Billy Ray, you’ve captured the burden of 2020 – the anxiety and helplessness. It seems we wait, and hope that life returns with its fullness of joys. The unknown is all too familiar, and so we turn to prayer for comfort. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. 💚

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    1. B R Chitwood says:

      Thank you, Gwen… HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Billy Ray. You write amazing stuff.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. B R Chitwood says:

      Back at you, John, and the ladies! Thanks for the ‘as’! Back at you again!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. We’ll see, Billy Ray. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. B R Chitwood says:

      You, too, buddy… HAPPY BIRD!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Jennie says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Billy Ray.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. B R Chitwood says:

      And, to you as well, Jennie – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
      ALL THE BEST!

      Liked by 1 person

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