Thanksgiving - 2014

Wes Bucey

Prophet of Profit
In Canada and USA, folks set aside a day to thank [a Deity] for the blessings life has bestowed. In Canada, it is the second Monday in October; in the USA, the fourth Thursday of November. It is usually celebrated with a big family meal. In the USA, folks watch parades and football before, after, and sometimes during the meal, but almost always, we stop whatever hedonistic pursuit to take a moment and list out loud those things we are thankful for.

I was gratified to hear even the very young ones at our celebration express thanks for their opportunities in life along with the mundane list of toys and gadgets.

To all our Cove "family"
I hope your year has given you something to be thankful for. If not, I hope this coming year will be much better for you.
 

Jen Kirley

Quality and Auditing Expert
Leader
Admin
Re: Thanksgiving

Thank you Wes. This week is pretty special for me, as Jeff and I have (finally) settled into our new place in Conway, SC. Thanksgiving dinner was pretty humble because we still don't have a refrigerator, but Jeff made us a nice pasta dinner that will tide us over through tomorrow's lunch time leftovers while our last appliances are being delivered.

In any case, we are happy to have landed here in our Next Life and have been cheerfully putting stuff away in between trips to DNV and the clinic to see me though a whopping case of bronchitis.

Happy Holidays to all my fellow Covers! :bigwave:
 
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PaulJSmith

Re: Thanksgiving

Had a wonderful (albeit small) traditional Thanksgiving dinner yesterday with my wife, her oldest son, and her 94-year-old Grandmother. As turkey is undoubtedly my favorite meat, it's a holiday I always appreciate. We ate entirely too much, then settled in and watched the first two Harry Potter movies (no particular reasons, just what was selected).

Back to the working world today.
(Goofy Slippers Friday here at our place for the Friday after Thanksgiving)

Hope everyone is doing at least as well.
 

Hershal

Metrologist-Auditor
Trusted Information Resource
Here is the post I put up on Thanksgiving in FB. I thought it fair for here, based on Wes' post.

Oh, one other I did not mention, there was a party of young ladies at a Build-A-Bear, of course creating the bears is a part. All of them, 13 or 14, donated their bears to the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots! Such selflessness is something to be thankful for in my opinion.

Below my post, and realize links there do not come out here, so understanding appreciated:


Today is Thanksgiving. It is a day set aside to give thanks. The original Thanksgiving was to share between the settlers and their Native American friends, and to thank God for surviving and a good harvest. Then-President Lincoln made the day a Holiday. So what are we thankful for?

I am thankful for all that God has brought to me, and for life. Family (Laura MacLemale and Mo, David Brewer and Dash, Joe Brewer and family) friends, being able to give back a little. I am thankful for our military (Active, Reserves, and Guard) serving all around the world, deployed away from their family, or deployed with their immediate family (spouse and kids). That is, whether at seas on a sub, aircraft carrier or "small boy", or an icebreaker, or stationed somewhere like Germany, Italy, South Korea, Japan, or serving at Embassies, and yes in combat zones too. I am thankful for Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters that help keep us safe here at home. What are you thankful for?
 

Jen Kirley

Quality and Auditing Expert
Leader
Admin
Re: Thanksgiving

Glad to hear you're settling in. Hope all goes well in SC!
I have a desk again now. Things are definitely coming together. :D Jeff had a big shed built so he can get a lot of stuff out of the garage and put his car away in it. Tomorrow and Sunday will be for emptying out as many boxes and totes as possible - books etc - I have to fly out again for a job on Monday. Got to go make some more money now! Meanwhile, since money has flowed through our hands like water here is our Christmas tree this year:
 

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TPMB4

Quite Involved in Discussions
Rather late and I'm a Brit so we don;t go in for Thanksgiving but I do have something American to be thankful for...

I am, thankful for my distant ancester taking a boat out to the early American Settlements (Yep I am almost directly descended from one of the earliest of US Colonialists). I am thankful that throughout all the difficulties of setting up America not least the war of independance and the Civil War my ancesters survived and prospered. Then above all I am thankful that one of them came home to England (my late Granddad) and started a family. Without this I would not be here and I would not have grown up proud of my American links. I am and forever quarter American.

PS can I get a green card now??? Joke! I am happy here.

PPS In light of recent mahem here in Blighty on Black Friday, please keep some of your traditions to yourself in future. No discount TV is worth a fight, physical injury and potential for arrest. I kept well clear of the shops that day. Up until then the worst we had were a bit of a scuffle to get in on Boxing Day sales in the past.
 

Marc

Fully vaccinated are you?
Leader
<snip> I am, thankful for my distant ancester taking a boat out to the early American Settlements (Yep I am almost directly descended from one of the earliest of US Colonialists).<snip>
Out of curiosity, what year and what group of colonists?

Do you know where on this timeline your family originally came over? (broken link removed)

I'd have to talk to my brother for the years, but my original family name on my father's side was Gottschalk. He was a "lone" immigrant who left because of the catholic church, came to the US and changed his name to Smith so he couldn't be found... :notme:

On my mother's side it was Perry (descendent of Wikipedia reference-linkChristopher_Raymond_Perry - Also see: Wikipedia reference-linkOliver_Hazard_Perry).

In the 1990's my oldest brother did an extended family tree based originally on a family tree my mother did around 1960.

It is important to remember we are all immigrants.... :notme:

Wikipedia reference-linkNative_Americans_in_the_United_States
 

Helmut Jilling

Auditor / Consultant
Re: Thanksgiving

Thank you Wes. This week is pretty special for me, as Jeff and I have (finally) settled into our new place in Conway, SC. Thanksgiving dinner was pretty humble because we still don't have a refrigerator, but Jeff made us a nice pasta dinner that will tide us over through tomorrow's lunch time leftovers while our last appliances are being delivered.

In any case, we are happy to have landed here in our Next Life and have been cheerfully putting stuff away in between trips to DNV and the clinic to see me though a whopping case of bronchitis.

Happy Holidays to all my fellow Covers! :bigwave:

Welcome to the Carolinas, Jennifer. We moved down from Ohio a few years ago...much less winter, that's for sure...but, I am back in Ohio a lot, so I am not sure if I got the whole benefit of that.
 
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