A Thanksgiving thought in 1952 from master comedian Red Skelton. Born into deep poverty, his father dying two months before his birth, he went to work at the age of 7 to help his family. Life dealt Skelton some tough cards at the beginning of his life, and the worst thing that could happen to any parent, the death of a child, lay in his future. Yet throughout his life Skelton retained a deep faith in God and an abiding love for his country. He approached life with optimism and a thankful heart, a good message for any Thanksgiving. Below is his classic Pledge of Allegiance skit.