Given the enthusiasm that Australians embraced Halloween a few days ago, I started wondering whether we will soon also be celebrating Thanksgiving (25 November) and Independence Day (4 July).
Thanksgiving is the day in America when they give thanks to God, family and friends for relationships and possessions. Historically it developed from the days of the Pilgrims giving thanks for bountiful harvests.
Thinking about it caused me to remember a cartoon I had seen in my uni days, a great comment on Thanksgiving by Ron Cobb.
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I used to love Cobb’s cartoons and was intrigued as to what had become of him. I found out from his website that Cobb, who had been a cult figure in the 60’s and 70’s for his anti-establishment and anti-authoritarian cartoons and artworks, had been living in Sydney since 1972 with his Aussie wife Robyn Love and 8 year old son Nicky.
Here are some other favourite Cobb cartoons: