A bargain at any price

By Chuck Kajer

Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go...

I remember learning that song in elementary school. It was a sure sign that winter was on the way. I'm guessing that kids still learn this Thanksgiving song in school - though it is just a guess.

For most of my 51 years, I've never had to travel over the river or through the woods for Thanksgiving dinner. I've always lived a few blocks away. One thing I knew I could always count on was a good meal. The Thanksgiving meal is purely an American creation.

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