I’ve always looked forward to Thanksgiving weekend. In high school, it signaled the start of basketball season. In my early 20s, I’d get together with friends every Black Friday to attend a concert in the city. As a reporter, I’ve covered the Long Island Championships in football nearly every year, which is the pinnacle of high school sports in Suffolk County.
Before you turn angrily to the next page because I’ve dared to write about ways to make Thanksgiving dinner healthier, please hear me out: I love butter with an intensity that rivals that of the late Julia Child and I’m a total sugar fiend.
Thanksgiving is a day for family and friends to gather to enjoy one another’s company and give thanks. This year, I’m deeply sadden and slightly outraged that large retail companies have chosen to open Thanksgiving Day, some as early as 6 a.m.