Nov 24, 2015
Thankful for … PlantsBy Abby Kleckler

Coming to your inbox the day before Thanksgiving, I can only imagine you’re in the airport (it’s the busiest travel day of the year) or your mind is already on turkey and pumpkin pie.

For me, Thanksgiving No. 1 (i.e., “Friendsgiving”) took place Sunday. With 21 people packed into my small Chicago apartment, I came out of the evening with three holiday takeaways.

  • Avoid the grocery store when the weathermen have predicted a tremendous snowstorm (the first of the season!), or at least be patient.
  • As much as we stressed about scrounging up enough tables and chairs, everyone ended up sitting on the floor by the end of the night.
  • There’s no such thing as too many desserts. Somehow people always make room after the main meal.

Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, right? Here’s a video you’ll want to share with your whole family.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! asks kids what they’re thankful for, and the boy at 52 seconds has a great answer.

“I’m thankful for my family and plants,” he says. When prompted about what kind of plants, he responds, “Really all plants because plants give us air.”


Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you can take a break from emails, enjoy some time with family or friends and go back for seconds and thirds.

Abby Kleckler

Abby is the managing editor of Lawn & Garden Retailer. Contact her at [email protected]


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