But as in earlier years when the Space Alien had extended this invitation, Tom Turkey ran away!
"I'm sorry!" exclaimed Tom Turkey. "I seem to have another appointment! Gotta go!"
And the Pilgrim Turkey likewise seemed to be otherwise occupied!
What to do? Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without guests!
But the resourceful Space Alien was determined to make the day special, and carefully prepared fall vegetables with plenty of lovely orange and yellow!
It would be a lonely Thanksgiving without these friends, thought the Space Alien, but still a thankful one. Publishing a newspaper read by so many Loyal Readers was surely something to be thankful for!
But just as the Space Alien sat down to enjoy a beautiful meal, there was a knock at the door!
Why, it was Tom Turkey and the Pilgrim Turkey!
"Could we join you for your Thanksgiving feast?" they asked.
"Of course," said the Space Alien -- "Please come in and sit down! I'm so thankful to have friends like you!"
"And we are thankful for you!" replied Tom Turkey and the Pilgrim Turkey.
And they all enjoyed their lovely meal together!
All of us here in the busy editorial offices of the Space Alien Gazette wish our Loyal Readers -- whether together or separately -- a peaceful Thanksgiving!