Thanksgiving Message – 2019

How the year does fly.  Another remarkable journey around the sun is almost complete and so of course we get to the two Great Holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  These are the times when we gather together with friends and family and enjoy rich food and good company.  And Thanksgiving is supposed to be the day we count our blessings.

The last couple of years have been happier and more prosperous thanks to President Trump’s policies.  The economy has recovered from the Bush/Obama Depression and a number of his executive actions and judicial selections have given us something to be hopeful about.  The “Resistance” has seemed to reach the point of open absurdity with impeachment now looking like a losing issue for the Democrats instead of the President.

So, all of that is reason to be thankful and I agree it is.  But what I’m most thankful for is that I can see.

I can see through the GOP Establishment in the government and in the press and recognize them as just part of the enemy that we must beat.  They are the ones who have been responsible over and over for snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory and selling us down the river to the Progressives for money.  The Republican politicians did it for the money they get from lobbyists to vote for sending our jobs and industries to China and allowing endless immigrants to replace us.  The Republican Pundits (and judges) sold us out for the right to go to the Left-Wing dinner parties and rub elbows with the Cloud People.

That knowledge is what I’m thankful for.  Now I know who my enemy is and I also know what I have to do to protect me and mine from their agenda.  Donald Trump showed us what it means to be unafraid of being called a deplorable.  If all they can do is call you a racist or misogynist or homophobe or transphobe then we can ignore them and get on with our lives.  We can search out like minded individuals and form our own society.  It won’t be easy or without pain but so what?  What good thing ever is?  And we won’t vote for anymore McCains or Bushes or Romneys.  No more mealy-mouthed losers who call themselves Christians or Conservatives or whatever they want to pretend to be but vote for depravity and defeat.  No more.

This year I took the whole Thanksgiving week off and was able to enjoy time with family and help prepare a little for the feast.  This year we have family from near and far arriving and Camera Girl has risen to the challenge and will have a total of 48 pounds of turkey and two refrigerators full of other mouth-watering delights including cornbread and sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, sweet potatoes, candied yams, buttered rolls, buttered corn, cranberry sauce, cranberry jello mold, peas and onions, roasted Brussel sprouts and cranberries and string beans and almonds.  For dessert there will be apple pie, pumpkin pie, cocoanut custard pie, blueberry pie, home-made ricotta cheese cake, ice cream and chocolate covered fruit.  And lots of strong coffee

After that we’ll collapse in the living room and watch Laurel and Hardy in the 1934 movie, “March of the Wooden Soldiers” and the 1939 animated version of, “Gulliver’s Travels.”  Then I’ll spend time playing with my grandchildren and making plans with them for the holidays.

So, tomorrow may not see much in the way of posting unless something earth shaking occurs.

But Happy Thanksgiving to all you folks out there and may you and your family enjoy a feast and a wonderful time.

 

4 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Message – 2019

  • November 28, 2019 at 10:37 am
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    Happy Thanksgiving to you and all who read here. I am hosting and I have made 4 chocolate and 4 pumpkin pies (scratch, except I use Libby canned pumpkin) 24 pound bird in in the oven/ I oil it and put bacon over the breast to protect the breast and give the bird and the resulting gravy, a lot more flavor. Cornbread dressing, sage dressing, oyster dressing. Mexican mac and cheese (not sure how that became a tradition), mashed taters, sweet potatoes/candied yams, fresh baked rolls, Ocean Spray cranberry sauce (accept no other) and other tasty viands. My elder daughter is helping me in the kitchen. My younger daughter cannot be with us today as it is her turn to work Thanksgiving at the emergency room of her hospital. We’ll save goodies for her. Then, tomorrow, we go to my brother’s and do it all again. My sis-in-law makes the best turkey & noodles you ever ate. I am taking two of each of the pies to their place. Also a thing called pink cloud, which is cool whip, small curd cottage cheese, jello powder, crushed pineapple and tiny marshmallows. Her boys eat it like it was cotton candy. My grandson packs large quantities of leftovers back to college.

    At my home, before we eat, we say grace and this prayer:

    Oh, Heavenly Father,
    We thank Thee for food and remember the hungry.
    We thank Thee for health and remember the sick.
    We thank Thee for friends and remember the friendless.
    We thank Thee for freedom and remember the enslaved.
    We thank Thee for family and remember those who have none.
    We thank Thee for safety and remember those both close to home and far afield who are protecting us from harm.
    May these remembrances stir us to service,
    That Thy gifts to us may be used for others.
    Amen.

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    • November 28, 2019 at 11:28 am
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      Hey War Pig, it sounds like you’ve got a fantastic Thanksgiving lined up. All the best to you and yours.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 6:42 pm
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    Uuuunnhhhh, I cannot move. I pigged out on turkey noodles, sage dressing and oyster dressing.

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    • November 29, 2019 at 9:06 pm
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      I’m in a similar state but it was the pies.

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