Most Americans would be happy to go over any river or through any woods to get to grandmother’s big table filled with her savory, delicious Thanksgiving dinner — but this year that may only be wishful thinking for many, as already tight budgets cannot support such travel.

Fortunately, many have warm memories of celebrations with family. Chances are everybody was required to tell what he was thankful for and as a child, you soon learned that an appropriate answer was “my family.”

Thanksgiving is a time when you think about your family and acknowledge their importance to you. And it won’t hurt if you tell them so whether you are with them or not.

While we are dreaming of that delicious food, we must give thought to those who have no food — in the third world countries as well as right here in Opelika.