Happy early Thanksgiving, dear American readers! Are we all preparing for our feasts tomorrow? Whipping out those yardsticks to ensure even tablecloth overhang? Checking that the place settings are spaced at perfect 16" intervals? Measuring everything from the center of the table for exacting symmetry? What's that you say, you haven't started?! Better get crackin', this could take all night.
Following scans from LIFE magazine, November 5, 1965. "Exacting Ritual of Preparing for a Party" with Mrs. Marjorie Merriweather Post: