Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Hey! Clyde here says for everyone to have a Wonderful Thanksgiving ... America ... Where ever you all might be this year! Clyde is just thankful he won't be on anyone's dinner table and wants to let you know that he will not be attending.

I will be attending to the thanksgiving holiday ... So just to let anyone know, that might drop by, I won't be attending to my Blog until after the holidays. I hope everyone has a warm, safe, and truly spectacular holiday gathering with your friends and loved ones this Thanksgiving!
Anyone from another country, can read about America's Thanksgiving Day, at the links below. I believe Canada also celebrates Thanksgiving, only I think theirs is always on the second Monday of November of each year(correct me if I am wrong) !
Americans celebrates on the Forth Thursday of November of each year.
The Thanksgiving Story

The True Thanksgiving Story

17 Comments:

Blogger Amstaffie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! Have fun attending the turkey day holidays!

11:26 AM  
Blogger Sam I Am said...

Well, the origin of Thanksgiving is pretty simple. When the first settlers came to the "New World", aka:USA, they all nearly died cause they didn't know how to rough it. So in came the Indians who gave them food to survive the winter, then taught the the newbies how to farm and hunt. In return, after all of the harvesting, the pilgrims invited the Indians for a huge feast as a "Thanks" for their lifesaving help.

I have to snort at this, so bare with me, cause ten to one the Indians didn't know English very well, so they probably didn't understand what the pilgrims were saying in their prayer of thanks which may have gone something like this...
"Dear Lord, we thank you for these barbaric heathens and their gullibility. Thank you for leading us to their home so we can take it for ourselves. And thank you, Lord, for giving them little sense of battle when we come to ravage their land and people. "

Sorry, the Cherokee side of me (although diluted) tends to get a bit peeved.

Nowadays, everyone just takes the day off, kids get 2 days off school, we Americans pork ourselves out, say how thankful we are to have what we have, then dread the "Black Friday" ( day after Thanksgiving) which is the Grand opening of Christmas shopping.
There ARE some of us who truly take in what this Holiday is to honestly represent, and it goes for EVERYONE all over the world. Be thankful for those you love and love you in return. Even in times of dispair, we must always remember that there is a reason, amongst any chaos, to find "thanks" for. Whether it be someone's shoulder to cry on, or simply having your car start after work on a freezing, snowy day so you can get home. To have your children safely in your arms, or a stranger passing, says "hi" with a smile, when your having the worst day of your life. Be thankful for the mysteries of love, and for the security love gives. Even when someone close to you may be suffering or dying, be thankful you are healthy enough to be there for them, and for being alive for whomever may desperately need you in the future.

I think I'm done babbling now
But I am also THANKFUL for the new friends I've made here who let me ramble on and still like me afterwards ,Thank you for the smiles!Have a safe Thanksgiving
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12:55 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thank You Faira for the lovely Thanksgiving thoughts, and to you, too...I hope your Thanksgiving is Healthy, Happy and filled with Good food and Great Company!!
And I LOVE the ditty you shared with me from your Grandmama...most DELIGHTFUL! I hope you write more about her....

4:56 PM  
Blogger Dak-Ind said...

so, mom, i think you said something about making ham grandpas way, and 23 pounds of turkey and some other goodies! believe me i will be hitting you up for the left overs.

how about some holiday shopping next week? i love the super sock sale!

6:24 PM  
Blogger Furkids In Hong Kong said...

Wishing you ALL a fantastic Thanksgiving.

Will be missing you, but you'll make up for it with tons of pics right? ;)

Take care and stay safe.

Cream and family

3:19 AM  
Blogger Jellyfish said...

we dont have thanksgiving here.

anyway, happy thanksgiving!

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Maud said...

Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!
L. Maud

6:47 AM  
Blogger Christopher Trottier said...

To the turkey: it is better to eat you, my dear.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Hasan Mubarak said...

Wish you a very blessed Thanksgiving!

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amstaffie, I am late responding so I hope you had a great turkey day too!

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam I am, I always like long comments, and yours especially!

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old lady of the hills, I do write about my grandmother a lot when visiting other Blogs and something they say on their Blog, brings a memory of her flowing back into me! She was really a character, a lot like you I think, LOL!

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mindi, What can I say, SORRY, there wasn't any left overs, left over for you!

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

furkids, Thanksgiving was great and now that it is over I am still tring to get back into the swing of things. Haven't been doing as much as I should on my Blog because now Christmas is now the busy holiday season.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jellyfish, Thanksgiving is really all year long. It just happens that here in America we also set aside a day each November, to remind us of the fact.

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Christopher, ROFL!! Thank you Sweetie!

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hasan, And you also!

12:33 PM  

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