We all have many things to be thankful for. Not the least important is the fact that we don't have to forage for tomorrow's feast.
The first Thanksgiving, they say, happened sometime between September and November 1621. Can you imagine having to set out each day in search of daily food no matter what the weather was? I can't. And if you found any tasty tidbits, they would have to be dealt with before you could eat them. The pilgrims were a very hardy lot, and I imagine quite skinny. Those hardy people kept on truckin', though, and here we are in November 2011 with so much food on our tables I can already hear the groans all over Bluffton.
It wasn't until 1941 that Thanksgiving became a national holiday. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed the fourth Thursday in November as our day of thanks. Of course, having the holiday fall so close to a weekend is nice too. Those politicians are always on their toes -- long weekends are great don't you think?
So settle back, enjoy yourself and give Aunt Gladys that last piece of pie you were saving. After all, she is seldom here, and it is going to be a long weekend if you don't!
The run will start at 8:30 a.m. the Bluffton Oyster Factory on Wharf Street. Details: www.playhardeventtiming.com
Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.