Artist Spotlight: Thanksgiving Surprise

By guest columnist Abbie Keesler

Author’s note: My hope for you this Thanksgiving is that you spent time with family or friends, or both, and just enjoyed each other’s company. And most importantly, thank God for everything He’s given you. Happy Thanksgiving and God bless.


    On a cool crisp morning the students at Holiday High School stared anxiously at the clock on the wall. “3, 2, 1…school’s out!” Thanksgiving break was underway. Jon, Eliza, and Edward ran out of school and down the road.

“Ready to go to New York?”  asked Eliza.

“Yah, I can’t wait. I’ve always wanted to see this parade live!” Jon said excitedly.

You see, John, Eliza, and Edward were going from Ohio to New York to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The next day came and the group of friends met at the airport and were off. When they arrived, Jon left suddenly, leaving Edward and Eliza alone. When Jon returned, both were gone and had left notes. This told him they weren’t together because Eliza indicated she had left Edward alone and his note said she had not returned.

The day of the parade came. At 5:30, Jon walked over to main street and as soon as he arrived, he got into his electronic turkey. A few minutes later, Eliza arrived separately and got into her pilgrim costume. Jon stepped out of the turkey.

The two locked eyes as if asking, telepathically, What are you doing here?  Finally, Eliza found her words: “I asked if y’all wanted to come because I didn’t want to travel alone, and I wanted to you to see me in the parade.”

“But you didn’t tell us you were a Pilgrim, how would we know?” asked Jon.

“Good point. I don’t know, but enough about me, why are you here?”

“I’m carrying on my family’s tradition of operating the electronic turkey.”

As soon as this conversation was over, it was time to move. After the parade, the friends met back up. On the way home, the three talked about the things they were thankful for.