2021 Yellow Springs News Merchandise
Aug
04
2021
Village Life
Grant Wood, "Fall Plowing," 1931. Via Wikiart.org.

Grant Wood, "Fall Plowing," 1931. Via Wikiart.org.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Eve — Tom’s Market was buzzing at 1, quiet by 4. Workers were stocking cranberries, Brussels sprouts, extra cartons of heavy whipping cream. If you didn’t pick up your turkey by last Friday, you were out of luck …

Wine, brandy, beer? Fresh-ground coffee for the in-laws? Don’t mind if I do, Emporium.

Greetings, greetings. Good to see you. It’s been a while. Holiday plans? And hi, you dear dog. Let me scratch you behind the ears. 

The ginkgo on Elm and Winter dropped its leaves one cold night this week. The sidewalk is a lane of yellow, the roof a perfect triangle of gold …

Night falls, fast in a season that favors dark. Mr. Eko’s eyes gleam from the mural above Dark Star Books — the last bright thing that’s not plugged in. Through the lit door of Bonadies, a Christmas tree, with a black-and-white cat curled into its white skirt of snow.

A little rain, no moon, enough wind to keep the chimes awake all night.

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Have plans for Thanksgiving? No? The Community Thanksgiving is happening today, 2–4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. If you can, bring a generous dish to share. The meal is free and open to all.

Happy Thanksgiving, Yellow Springs!

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One Response to “Happy Thanksgiving!”

  1. Nora Chalfont says:

    Thank you, Audrey. Happy Day to You!