Planes, Trains, Automobiles and plentiful hotel choices: Company only comes for a few hours, NOT a fortnight (it used to be two whole weeks of in-laws, cousins and kids all camped out in your home).
GPS: Face it, many people simply cannot give directions, so with the few black hole-like exceptions, use it.
This is for the men: Give the women a chance to be grateful and love you even more, load the dishwasher and scrub the pans . . . then corral the kids and cousins who are sugared-up and over-tired.
And always remember the wise warning from Dear Abby: Holidays, weddings and funerals should bring comfort/joy, NOT the next generations’ feud, so lighten up on each other.
Reservations: They always work!
*It’s ‘Thanksgivukkah’, when Chanukah and Thanksgiving share the same day . . . Looking back, this is approximately correct – the last time it would have happened is 1861. However, Thanksgiving was only formally established by President Lincoln in 1863. So, it has never happened before. (http://geyserville.towns.pressdemocrat.com)