I can't believe it's November already. That time of year when we all stop to contemplate the year just past. In the States, we celebrate Thanksgiving. A holiday dedicated to giving thanks.
Less than a year later, the Pilgrims and Indians were at war. The first battle was fought near Jamestown, Virginia in March 1622. The war soon spread to Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. And when the white man settled the west, the battles followed.
Some wars are worth fighting. Others are not. But I am thankful for the country we have become and the obstacles we've overcome to get here. And I'm thankful for the men and women who've served in our armed forces or fought for this country from that first battle to those who are now fighting in the Gulf. I'm thankful for the Native Americans who fought to protect their lands and to those brave settlers who dared to conquer the west. Without such diversity and strength, where would we be as a nation?
Although, I must say, Slightly Tarnished does have just a touch of the paranormal at the end. How could I resist?