Happy Thanksgiving

“There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.”

O. Henry

Thanksgiving has the reputation of being the busiest travel holiday of the year.  Ever wonder why?  For one reason, it’s a 4-day weekend.  It’s a good reason to travel–for some to catch the first powder on the ski slopes, for others to “come home.”  Families, whose members are near and far, try to come together for this special holiday.  They catch up on the latest news ”ooh” and “ah” over the newest member of the family, share the latest pictures, cook the traditional food, and give thanks for being together.

In reality, there are many who cannot be with their families on this special day.  Our public servants, such as the police, fire, hospital, and emergency workers, often do not get the opportunity to be with their families.  They miss eating the turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie with their loved ones.  There are many more who do not have a family or even a place to call home.  We see them on the street corners with their cardboard signs, on the sidewalks pushing an over-filled shopping cart with their meager belongings, or standing in line at shelters in hope of a meal and a place to sleep.  The news organizations and newspapers are filled with announcements of food drives to feed the less fortunate.  We have all donated, some of us have even volunteered our services or even adopted a family to help.

Most of us are fortunate to have a home and will be sharing our meal with families and friends.  As you enjoy this day, take time to remember those who are less fortunate.  Be thankful for what you have and who you are.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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32 responses to “Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Dooty

    Happy Thanksgiving to all

  2. Happy Thanksgiving. Hope everyone enjoys the day!

  3. dog's eye view

    It’s been said, so have a good one! Great to have a burrito sighting.

    Excellent post, Bev. Happy Turkey Day to you and yours.

    • dnd

      Happy Black Friday everyone. I won’t be participating as I hate to shop and I hate it even worse when it’s crowded.

      I’ll be participating in Small Business Saturday:

      http://smallbusinesssaturday.com/

      I’m going to the local hardware store to buy myself a Christmas present: a Fluidmaster 400LS Toilet Fill valve. And after I get it successfully installed. I’ll probably go to the local liquor store to get something to celebrate 😉

  4. dog's eye view

    Heading to San Diego for the weekend.

    Wishing everyone a great Turkey day weekend; will check in on you from further south.

  5. TempeBev

    Good luck with the plumbing and enjoy the after effects of the liquor store.

  6. According to Rooto Rooter the busiest day of the year in the plumbing biz is the day after Thanksgiving.

  7. Dooty

    we had the plumber out early Friday to snake the line under the kitchen sink. Took us all day to to get all the damned dishes washed but they are done and the kitchen is still clean.

  8. Dooty

    in news related to Willie Nelson he was busted again this time on I 10 at the border station at Sierra Blanca, TX. 6 oz of pot was found.

    http://www.youtube.co/watch?v=wDQANmQO2g0

  9. TempeBev

    Black Friday for consumers and Black garbage for plumbers. Is there a correlation?

  10. Allen L Roland has a very good post up today. It’s what I have been saying for a long time now, but not as elegantly or in such a meaningful way.

    It tells how America has fallen down the same path that another country did many years ago and how we are now on the verge of becoming that other country.

    http://allenlrolandsweblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/we-thought-we-were-free.html

    Of course everyone thinks I’m nuts, but one day the truth will shine out to the world that that we have become what we hate most.

  11. Morning peeps,

    Shame about Leslie, very funny man.

  12. TempeBev

    Another favorite has passed. He will be remembered fondly and in reruns of his great movies.

    • dnd

      This is interesting: I bought a Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 today. The two browsers it came with are Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Google’s Google chrome. Google uber alles!

  13. dog's eye view

    *gag*

    Saw AARP magazine today.

    George W. Bush on the cover. Title: “New life, no regrets (okay, a few)”

    I would suggest:

    George W. Bush: “Why your kids are living in your guest room and your grandkids can’t go to college”

    AARP editors do redeem themselves though.

    At the very top of the GWBush cover:

    Special Report: Boomers on Drugs

  14. Sorry to drop a comment and run, however this youtube video tells it like it really is and why people are angry with the politicians and wall street.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2010/11/29/a-not-serious-person/

  15. dog's eye view

    Good morning anon and others.

    Anon: your friend Allen Roland’s webpost is not formatted correctly. Most of the text is hidden.

    Once it’s fixed, could you let us know? Would like to see what he says, but take a look for yourself …

  16. dog…

    I just checked the link and it appears fine. I’m using firefox so not sure if it is the browser your using or not.

    I also checked the link at ballon juice as well and see no problems with it either.

    How’s things going? Have you heard from our good friend Sheila lately?

    My back has been bothering me the last few weeks and I am once again looking for a house. I got pre-approved now all I have to do is find one within my range that I can afford before my lease runs out next June.

    My approval is good until March and can get an extension if needed, so hopefully I can find something that is a real good deal.

    Most properties within my range are late fifties or sixties. Not many newer ones out there for what I can afford so I stuck with getting an older home.

    Now if I should get lucky by the grace of God and win a small lottery for say 1 or 2 hundred thousand I would be in much better shape to purchase a little better and newer home.

    However, I will be thankful to find something that is in really good shape and won’t need any major repairs for some years.

    Catch you all later as its time for lunch now.

  17. TempeBev

    Two thoughts for today:
    1. Wikileaks should follow G. Bush and his book.

    2. The Prez reporting the results of the meeting today sound good, however, IMO nothing will change.

  18. dog's eye view

    Good morning again.

    Anon: thanks for suggesting Firefox. Allen’s post opens well in Firefox, but not in Safari.

    Thank you for teaching this old dog [‘s eye] a new trick.

    Great news on looking for a home. Personally, I think the older homes are frequently better constructed, but I hear you on wanting to avoid major repairs.

    Bev: yeah, it would be great if finally people took another look at Bush’s memoirs and the Downing Street Memo and all kinds of stuff that got swept under the rug.

    Under pretext of “it’s news again due to Wikileaks.”

    Believe Wikileaks is promising a cache of bankster docs soon?

    That would be sweet.

  19. dog's eye view

    PS: have not heard a peep from Chef Sheila.

  20. dog recently I switched to chrome, I was having lots of problems with firefox lately.

    • dnd

      I like google chrome too. It’s got a few glitches, but since it’s now loaded standard with Toshiba computers, I’m confident that these will be worked out. They need to get it ported to a few more platforms but I’m guessing that’s in the queue.

  21. TempeBev

    Happy Wednesday after Thanksgiving last week.

  22. dog's eye view

    GPS is good, except for when it’s bad. (Like when it plunged some elderly Germans in a luxury car into a canal because the road was out and GPS didn’t know…)

    Anyhoo, Canadian dude got routed from British Columbia to Newfoundland via the shortest route.

    Thus began his troubles …

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/12/01/us/AP-US-GPS-Border-Bust.html?hp

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