Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving - 2019 Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, second only to Independence Day -- both original American holidays. I have so many things to be thankful for; twelve are pictured here. Four others are not pictured, as they had commitments in Arkansas this year. While I missed the four, I treasured the time … Continue reading Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving – 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! Go for it!     ... but be thankful for all your blessings.   Thought for the Day:  Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.                                                    … Continue reading Thanksgiving – 2018

Midwest Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in the Midwest is closer to the original feast of the Pilgrims and Indians than any other place in the USA. I don't mean to imply people from large metropolitan areas, the coasts or mountain states have a lesser appreciation of the holiday or its meaning.  It's not a put-down or slam of city folk. … Continue reading Midwest Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, 2015

I took this picture on Thanksgiving at the farm in Niobrara, 1972, where Verna's cousin and all her aunts and uncles were gathered.  Not lot of happy folks here, only two people smiling.  Looks like only one pumpkin pie to go around. The great thing about the Thanksgiving holiday is it makes me think about what I'm … Continue reading Thanksgiving, 2015

Thanks

It is tradition at our family Thanksgiving dinner table for each person, kids included, to mention something they are thankful for.  I can never think of anything else to say but that I am most thankful for my wife, three self-reliant kids, eight healthy grandkids and  a few close friends.   Nothing else matters. Thought for … Continue reading Thanks

Thanksgiving

My wife wrote this prayer for the 2011 Thanksgiving celebration.  Since then, we have two additional little "butterballs", James and Ava, to be thankful for.  Nothing like grand children to make you thankful. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Thought for the Day:  My cooking is so bad, my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.   Phyliss … Continue reading Thanksgiving

Gobble, Gobble!

Wow, there's a face only a mother could love.  Who was the first to get up the nerve to eat that?  Something to think about while we give thanks for all of our blessings. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Thought for the Day:  Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. … Continue reading Gobble, Gobble!

Vermont Harvest

Scratch another one off my Bucket List, the fall colors of New England.  I found that catching the turning leaves at their peak can be a crap shoot, and a day or two either way can make a big difference.   Even in the same day, you can go from no fall colors to peak … Continue reading Vermont Harvest