“Thanksgiving. Remember, junior high school, high school, elementary school? ‘Everybody bring in your cans for the hungry people.’ Remember that? Just imagine if somebody, when you were in fifth or sixth grade, if the principal had the gonads to say on Monday, ‘Children, it was the most single, wonderful outpouring of generosity that the school has ever seen. More cans of food feeding hundred and ninety three families came to this school than every before. We only have one problem and we’re going to deal with it this coming week. We’re gonna cancel our regular classes and what we’re gonna talk about is ‘What are those people gonna eat next week?’ Now, doesn’t that sounds like a sensible educational system that dealt with those kinds of questions?
-Harry Chapin, Thanksgiving Hunger Drive (Speech Excerpt), available here
Mr. Jaunty, Mr. S., Frère J., and I all feasted last Saturday… so today we’re free to clean house and catch up on life. Ahh.