Thanksgiving Coping Mechanism

Thanksgiving 1930 Loretta Young

This story was first posted on Thanksgiving 2016, though no less relevant this year. If you’re in mixed company today it could come in handy.

We’re a messed up fractured country but on the last Thursday of November every year the nation comes together for the communal purpose of consuming turkey and a vast variety of carbs. More than any other holiday Thanksgiving has a way of bringing disparate groups of people together to share the most anticipated dinner of the year. The first Thanksgiving brought Pilgrims and Indians together who so successfully put their differences aside that the celebration became a major holiday. To this day in that same tradition Democrats and Republicans, Hillary supporters and Trump supporters, liberals and conservatives will break bread together. This year is sure to be extra volatile but in the spirit of giving thanks have that extra glass of wine and keep it light! To help here are some politically neutral, silly pictures from old Hollywood in celebration of Thanksgiving. If you feel you’ll be severely challenged today I suggest keeping this post on your phone, place the phone on your lap at dinner and flip through the images when you feel tensions rise.

Bette Davis and friend
Bette Davis inexplicably walking a turkey pulling a wagon.
Judy Garland and Micky Rooney
Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney with oversized wishbone.
Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford is in the spirit of things
Carole Lombard and Clark Gable
Carole Lombard and Clark Gable. Gable be wanting that turkey! How about the rise of his pants and shortness of vest!
Liberace Thanksgiving in Palm Springs
Quite a Thanksgiving spread at Liberace’s Palm Springs abode.
Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds, not sure she cooked that.
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart Turkey Hunt
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, so chic even hunting a turkey down.
Marilyn Monroe pilgrim turkey hunter with heart
Tentative huntress Marilyn Monroe.
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra caught mid carve.
Shirley Temple Thanksgiving
Shirley Temple
Angie Dickinsen
Angie Dickinson in her no nonsense kitchen.
Hollywood starlet and distinguished guest.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and I mean that!