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.
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.