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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 30, 1911, Image 3

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vDayay: -'Thanksgiving day
, issjjkeany other day, except for
atirepreserit. .The sun rises
in tfie-.qjiirnin'and'sets atnight.
QjyrtJi4inSor' snows. ' 'For meh
cgn'Tegulate'the weather by
pis.ing,law5,'lland 'making pertain
daysIelIidays., , x JL .
Xjtfs'theispjritQf Thanksgiving
thatjwfecelebrate. 'Its just like
Ghf itnias jn'-tljaCresp'pct. "ye're
supposed to -lay',a'side our 'mean-
qpp luiiujjcuctyj'rtiiu nave t tvifiu
lyfjjeljhgf or'-qur fellowmen. ,
C'Btit lotsof uisdo tKat-on Sun
dav. We. out on our -rood.clothes
apdigo to'cfmrch.We'sjrig-and
pjayand try to look real good
while ouf rneighbQrsJ4fe7 looking
at;us.'-- ,r,,lV '. V
' JTJjaj: .wbhld: be" all' right 'if 'we
didjilt ha'ng'aur'goqd feelings and
gfood resolution's' 'awiy in "the
closet witffrour Tgqod clothes at
nigHtjhandHhen put o'n our business-
clothes and our business
manners Qn'Morfday -morning.
Dsometifnes tnm'k that'business
is-1 intimately" associated .with
- nuoh of' Jfyewjckedness in- this
warlci. 'Aid' Sunday is a good
day'iFit-makes us eyefr a little bit
better tha'n weareon "Business"
f eThe- Gblden Rule sounds rea
sonable on 'Sunday ?bUt we're
afraid to1 try 'it on Monday 'or the
other five "business" days of the
wgek that is', 'w,e are willing to
talk'itr, and tell our children what
a .beautiful thjng it'fs but we're
afraid'-to let it get mixed Tip with
ouD'"busjness.'iM, pitfiii & tt k-
ofooM-ifeh:i rixGhqiffcnmsa o'&iStiU
Thanksgiving. We try to put pni
the'Christmas spirit once a -year"'
It's- hard work for many. ItT
would be- easy- for a man with(X
plenty of money if he could stay"
at home with his own family andjK
not see what Christmas meanS'tOj
so many to whom Christmas is,
just as hard and cruel a day as
any'other. T ' tL
I'd like to be happy today. I'd?
like to feel that I could hortestjvf
give thanks because ,'the'worldj
was just, and -that every man
woman and" child' wefe sure of a '
squafe.vdeal. , ' 'i
But I can't help thinking: that,
while there will be magnificent
banquets at the lobster palaces in
all -Jhe big cities, there .will be
thousands upon thousands of'
'good 'men; women and 'children
all over--the world ,whg will won
der' to day.wijat tliey can be
thankful 'for. . '."" ' r
v 1,'m .optimistic, all right. I
fbjnk ,tlj.e old world is getting
better every minute, but there is1
still so much injustice, so much
oppression 'of the Weak by ther
strong, -so much misery caused'
by 'man's inhumanity to man?
that' I cannot -convince myself
that I have a right to be very
thankful until all 'of us can be
thankful. - t
I love- the. Thanksgiving spirit "
but I want it -365 days'a year
instead of one.-
'I love the Christmas spirit
"but I want it 365 days' instead' of"
one. "
I want every day to "be Christ-
mas, and Thanksgiving that is,
Imtant h6rsp,irft?dfihoseids-foJ
-.so ani ill sfori -(n& bnrt mow 31

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