Thursday, November 27, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!!

Thanksgiving Day is a traditional North American holiday celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members. The earliest attested Thanksgiving celebration was on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida, but the traditional "first Thanksgiving" is venerated as having occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621.

I will be cooking a 22 pound turkey with all the fixings: mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, cornbread herb stuffing, sweet potatoes with apples and rum, corn, deviled eggs, homemade wheat bread, cranberry jello, and for dessert, pumpkin pie.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

I give thanks for everything in my life, and may God bless us, everyone!!

Thanks - song: Joe the Lion, artist: David Bowie, album: "heroes"

1 comment:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I'm impressed A song from Bowie even on Thanksgiving. Cool!

And I adore that Ralph Waldo Emerson poem. So beautiful :)

Hey! How about this festive snow?

Stay warm and dry and happy today, my friend!
Say Hi to your Mom and all the kids from me and the rest of our clan over here, too.

Happy Thanksgiving!