Here is the table I wish I was at for Thanksgiving. One that gave thanks to all of nature with its animate spirit (including turkeys) . I found this print at the Library of Congress. Of course you recognize the toast master -- Theodore Roosevelt, our former President and a well-renown conservationist. He was responsible for saving many of our wild lands that we enjoy today -- such as:
Crater Lake, Oregon
Wind Cave, South Dakota
Sullys Hill, North Dakota
Mesa Verde, Colorado
Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Oklahoma
Plus other National Park areas like part of the Grand Canyon.
My wish for Thanksgiving is that these areas will continue to be protected from corporate and political greed so that my grandchildren will be able to sit at a table in the wild just like Teddy did with his animal friends above.