You're All Invited To A Thanksgiving Meal At Our Online Home

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    log-cabin-by-the-lake.jpg Welcome to our online home. You all are invited to eat a Thanksgiving meal with us. We ask each of you to bring your favorite dish or dessert while we will provide all the turkey and ham you can eat. We also ask you to be able to share with us what you are most thankful for this year. So please post a picture or tell us what you will be bringing and share with us what you are giving thanks for this Thanksgiving.

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    My husband and I are most thankful for the blessing of all our Family members...but especially our new grandson Bennett James who came into our lives this year on Sept. 14th. And we are thankful for all that will join us here today to share in our favorite Holiday and share with us what they give special thanks for this year. :) Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
     
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    We will bring some home made goodies Babs :)
     
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    At the end of the day we will gather around the fire pit and share a glass of wine and talk about the good old days and cherished memories in our lives. :)

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    Ooo loverly
    My Fabs is very good at playing the 'imaginary spoons' whilst I give a song, so we'll round the evening up with
    a rendition :p
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    Good old fashioned Sherry Trifle. So big you can sit in it and eat your way out.

    I am thankful for my family and friends who supported our move so far away from them all. My super friends of all nationalities I have met in the last two and a half years.

    Plus the lovely online buddies. Bless you all xx mary_berrys_tipsy_trifle_21330_16x9.jpg
     
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    Even with the troubles this country is going through right now, it is still the best place in the world to live, and we are grateful for living here in America, and grateful for our home and all of the blessings that God has given us. There are just too many blessings to name, but for me, my family is always at the top of that list, and our health is close behind that.
    For the potluck, I am making my world-famous potato salad, served in my mom's old 1950's Melmac serving bowl.
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    The really wonderful thing about the internet is that you can have the home of your dreams, in the place of your dreams, and friends and family no matter how far away can be at your home in the time it takes to type "I'm here!" There are no limitations because of physical problems and there is not anything you can not say or do. There are no relationship problems, and everyone who comes...comes because they want to share and care. And here is a safe place to do both. Here you are perfectly healthy and can eat and drink anything you want without having any problems doing this. I hope you'll join us for this very special Thanksgiving get together....where if you are brave enough to share yourself with others, you just may find we all have so much in common after all.
     
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    @Yvonne Smith .... it is still the best place in the world to live"

    But, a hasty conclusion, no? I hear there are better places, places where individual freedoms are considered much more sacrosanct than here. One such place is Czechoslovakia, according to one who migrated here while it was still Communist-dominated. He insists the folks there are today far "freer" than we: (he is a naturalized U.S. citizen, born in Bohemia).

    Weighing personal freedom against governmental constraint is a very difficult proposition. What are "freedoms" elsewhere, which are restricted here? Unlimited gun ownership? No "war on drugs"? Limited taxation? German Autobahn: no speed limits? Arab Countries: unrestricted molestation of children? Middle-East: Opium Poppy production sustained and supported by Government?

    Many U.S. Municipalities ban hanging clothes out to dry on clotheslines. Naperville, Illinois, notified my niece her clothes hanging outside were a citable act. That freaked me out. Would you care to live in such a restrictive place? Why in God's good earth name would legislators ever approve such laws?
    Because they, the law-makers, own securities interests in the companies which build and sell clothes dryers! Sound stupid and impossible? Give me more plausible reasons, then.

    Explain how the "Grassy Knoll" in Dallas, having the absolutely best location and aiming-point from which to assassinate Kennedy, and containing a maze of storm-drains easily capable of hiding an assailant, could not be implicated in his death, given the fact that Oswald's feat was proven all but impossible by expert testimony. Ask who would benefit most from JFK's death. Ask whose contracting firm had built the grassy knoll years earlier, and knew and had exacting blueprints of it's surrounds. Ask whether use of it years later to kill a President, might possibly be traced back to it's owner-builder. Ask lastly, which one individual stood to gain the most from Kennedy's elimination.
    Frank

    EDIT: Um.,,,...I may have gone off thread here. Admin delete, if need be.
     
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    There's always something to be thankful for. :) Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! :)
     
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    BELCH %! all done next dessert and football

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    I am bringing several bottles of Pinot Noir & Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley of course)
     
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    At the last minute I decided I felt like making a big batch of seafood dressing...so please feel free to dig in and enjoy! :)

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    Thanks for bringing the wine @Ren Tanner. Now that I am finished getting everything ready, I'm going to relax and pour myself a glass. Anybody else ready?

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    Now I have a question for everyone. For those who did celebrate Thanksgiving at one time or another, do you have a special one that stands out in your mind...and if so what made it so special or even disasterous, etc.?
     
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    One Thanksgiving that stands out in my mind is the one in which my son-in-law was the one cooking all the meat in all his outdoor "contraptions" ....he burned the turkey, ham, and a brisket to a crisp and none of the meat could be eaten it was so dry and tough. So we ate all the side dishes and dessert that we had made that Thanksgiving and we have never let my son-in-law cook ALL the meat ever again. :)
     
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    Thanksgiving On The Front Lines – World War Two And Korea – Photos And Video

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    USMC Lieutenant Colonel W. W. Stickney preparing to cut a Thanksgiving holiday cake with a captured Japanese sword, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. 26 November 1942.

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    Well thank you Babs for your hospitality :)
    It was a wonderful day and evening
    A toast ! ..............
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    it's black Friday

     
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    You mean 'crazy Friday' don't you Gary :rolleyes: :p
     
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    There's a reason for everything and who would have known that when I posted this virtual Thanksgiving it would actually end up being the only Thanksgiving get together I had this year. Now that is a first for me but as much as I thought I have taken off the rose colored glasses and faced the reality of life now days...this reality definitely caught me by surprise. I have accepted over the years as my children married and had their own families (and we were blessed with wonderful son-in-laws and grandchildren) that our Family time together would decrease as their raising families of their own and careers, etc. increased. But one thing I never prepared myself for was becoming invisible to my children. Yesterday, in ways I still am not really ready to process....this happened....and my heart hurts. I know nothing stays the same...but I'm not ready for this. :(
     
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