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David Savona

A Day of Thanks

Posted: Nov 23, 2011 12:00am ET

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States, a day when we gather with family over a succulent meal of turkey and all the trimmings, share old and new stories and drink some good wine, watch football on the television and smoke cigars on the patio.

I’m thankful for many things this year. Thankful for my wife and son, who bring so much joy into my world, and thankful for all the family members who will be around me, especially when I think of those who are gone, namely my father, who died two years ago.

I’ll be dining with at least one cigar lover tomorrow. My father-in-law was a cigar smoker long before I met him (the aroma of a burning, premium cigar evokes fond memories of childhood for my wife) and whenever the two of us are together we make some time for a smoke, and perhaps a bit of Scotch, bourbon or Cognac, just to take the chill off. After the dinner (or maybe before, depending on the day) the two of us will take a seat outside at my sister-in-law’s (non-smoking) house and light cigars while we watch the kids roam around the yard chasing a football. I’m sure some of the other diners will join us as we puff away.

I hope your Thanksgiving is a fine one. May your turkey be moist, may the gravy be warm, may your favorite team win tomorrow and may your cigars complete the day.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Comments   6 comment(s)

Bryan Croes — Orlando, Florida, US,  —  November 24, 2011 5:00am ET

Thank you Mr. Savona,
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving day also.
Enjoy your Cigar

Bryan November 24, 2011 4:26pm ET

Thanks David. Nice story about your Thanksgiving day. The aroma of cigar smoke certainly stirs many memories for me also. Happy Thanksgiving!! November 27, 2011 4:26pm ET

We had dinner with family, and with friends from my local B & M. After dinner we retired pushes for great conversation over fine cigars and eventually fine desserts. Why mess with perfection? Friends, family, food, security, cigars. I am very thankful this year.

DavidSavona November 28, 2011 3:19am ET

Thank you all for the comments. I just finished my second Thanksgiving dinner. First one was at my in-laws, this one we hosted ourselves, as my chef brother had to work on the actual holiday. Illusione 888 on Thursday, Casa Magna Lancero today. The best part? Watching the nephews, nieces, cousins and my son play together and begin to make rituals and memories of their own. Happy Thanksgiving once again.

Frank cataldi — reading, pa, usa,  —  November 29, 2011 2:12am ET

i am glad you had a good Thanksgiving! i always look forward to your articles and short videos about your cigar experiences. Thanks Dave

George C — Commack, NY, USA,  —  December 13, 2011 3:29am ET

Dave Savona could you please write some blogs while you do your Christmas shopping? We miss ya.

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