A Popeye Thanksgiving

Cultivating a sense of being grateful is something I’ve been working on for awhile now. Besides being the right thing to do, it’s also good for you. Chances are, you’ll feel better—and I don’t mean just emotionally and spiritually—although likely that too—but also physically. (Supposedly, optimists live longer.)

I’m not brushing aside all the negative things. There’s lots of them.

But perhaps because of all those negatives, I’m more grateful than usual this year for so many things. Family, good friends and…heck, just for being alive and reasonably healthy, And, of course, I’m extremely grateful for all you readers. Thank you for appreciating my weird sense of humor and participating for so many years.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art from J.R. Williams vintage, early 20th Century newspaper comic: Out Our Way.

 

 

Transcript:

A young girl and boy are sitting at the meal table. Both are in shock as their mother dishes them globs of cooked spinach.

MOTHER: We couldn’t afford a turkey. So just eat your spinach…and be Thankful! That’s what Popeye would do! He’d give thanks for spinach!

GIRL: We’d rather be like Wimpy!

BOY: Yeah! Then we could be thankful for burgers!

Art from J.R. Williams vintage, early 20th Century newspaper comic: Out Our Way
New Dialogue: John Lustig

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↓ Transcript
A young girl and boy are sitting at the meal table. Both are in shock as their mother dishes them globs of cooked spinach.

MOTHER: We couldn’t afford a turkey. So just eat your spinach…and be Thankful! That’s what Popeye would do! He’d give thanks for spinach!

GIRL: We’d rather be like Wimpy!

BOY: Yeah! Then we could be thankful for burgers!

Art from J.R. Williams vintage comic: Out Our Way
New Dialogue: John Lustig

OutOurWay