Happy Thanksgiving from YoChicago

Thanksgiving in Chicago

All of us at YoChicago give thanks for the abundance we enjoy, and the liberty that enables us to enjoy it to the fullest.

Every Thanksgiving, Joe Zekas likes to share these two editorials that The Wall Street Journal has printed each Thanksgiving since 1961. There is, in his words, “no better reminder of where we’ve come from, where we are and what we have”:

The Desolate Wilderness
And the Far Land

We wish that all of you have much to be thankful for, and give thanks for it. Thank you for visiting YoChicago.


  • http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/25/opinion/25thu4.html?_r=2&ref=opinion

    Methinks we need more governors who can utilize the written word like the late Wilbur Cross:

    “for the blessings that have been our common lot and have placed our beloved State with the favored regions of earth — for all the creature comforts: the yield of the soil that has fed us and the richer yield from labor of every kind that has sustained our lives — and for all those things, as dear as breath to the body, that quicken man’s faith in his manhood, that nourish and strengthen his spirit to do the great work still before him: for the brotherly word and act; for honor held above price; for steadfast courage and zeal in the long, long search after truth; for liberty and for justice freely granted by each to his fellow and so as freely enjoyed; and for the crowning glory and mercy of peace upon our land; — that we may humbly take heart of these blessings as we gather once again with solemn and festive rites to keep our Harvest Home.”

    The NYT story has the appropriate link.