Throwback Thursday today is in two parts, in honor of Thanksgiving. Part 1 is the Peanuts classic that I grew up with. Happy Thanksgiving from the Peanuts gang and all of us!

These old TV specials always take me back to a simpler time. Instead of superheroes, monsters, and aliens, we enjoyed a group of friends, a round-headed boy, and his beagle. The humor was geared toward children, not full of hidden adult innuendos.

And they conveyed wholesome messages. Like, in this scene from the TV special 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.' It's not about whether you have turkey and stuffing. The day is about sitting around a table with your loved ones and being thankful for all the blessings in your life.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones, whether it's blood family, or a family of friends. And enjoy a delicious meal...even if it consists of jelly beans and toast!