Regarding the article in Nov. 12’s Soundlife section: To my horror and shock, the article’s first line read: “Yipes how I hated Thanksgiving and Christmas as a kid.” Mr. Dewan went on to describe the various dishes with comments such as “ewww,” “blech,” dry as “Tutankhamen’s toenails,” “greasy and tough.”
How could you allow such an ungrateful, self-centered ingrate write this despicable article describing what we presume is his mother’s cooking? We should stay away from “bowling balls for they had more injections than Dolly Parton!” Unbelievable! How shameful and degrading! Clearly this man has mommy issues!
His references to 14th-century agrarian, poetry of ancient Greece, Solzhenitsyn makes me wonder if Mr. Dewan was playing Scattergories and drew these cards prior to writing this article? Is your bacon bought from a local butcher who slaughters the pig in your humane way and is free from grease?
The last time I checked Thanksgiving & Christmas are days Americans take time to express gratitude to family & friends! The meals are extravagant to remind us of how blessed we are!
Mr. Dewan, why don’t you get off your pompous high tower Chicago office and write articles about the atrocities in the black communities in your neighborhoods of Chicago? Better yet, why don’t you deliver meals to those poor neighborhoods? I am certain those families would be grateful and perhaps you would understand the meaning of the holidays that we Americans (not Amerkins as you spelled it) love and cherish!
Mr. Dewan, you owe the mothers of America an apology and especially Dolly Parton!