Among-st all the world and national turmoil, it is good to take a step back and be aware of how fortunate we really are. We are in a law abiding nation, with lots of rights and freedoms. Few of us hopefully are going-hungry , without shelter or medical care. Sure everyone has personal and family problems,but in the big scheme of time, we live in a wonderful age ! And to have 100 year old cars as a hobby - icing on the cake
Please have a great time with family and friends We are visiting our First Class Petty Officer Son in San Diego, away from the snow seeing him for the first time in 3 years !
Here is a link to a turkey's thoughts about Thanksgiving.
Thank you David. Please pass along our appreciation to your son for his service and sacrifice.
In November of 1953, Art Buchwald wrote a funny column in the International Herald Tribune explaining Thanksgiving to the French. It has become a classic and has managed to be reprinted around this time every year. It is 60 years old now.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
I have so much to be thankful for -- including the forum and you guys and gals that post here. And thank you to all those who are serving and have served to protect our country.
I couldn't agree more.
I couldn't agree more
Dena and I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. We also agree with Hap. We have a great deal to be thankful for.
By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
David K--thanks for your greetings, and a very safe, happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Especially give a hearty thank you from ALL OF US for his service to us and our country.
A friend posted this on Facebook.
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
Who ever heard of going to a turkey dinner without dressing?
I will tell you who...... swipe pointer between the ???s
??? The folks at the nudist colony go to their Thanksgiving dinner without dressing. ???
First Thanksgiving with our first Grandchild. (7 months old). Set up the tree early. The first tree she'll see will be Grandpops.
I am thankful to those whose sacrifices helped make this day of celebration possible.
I am thankful for all of you!
There are other things. But those top the list.
Definitely, drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
David, Thank you son for us for his service to this nation. God Bless America!
Maby we should thank those at both ends of the Chain Of Command for keeping us safe!! Bud.
22 years it was the thing I loved the most and the thing I hated the most getting up at 0 Dark Thirty to load bombs on planes and sleeping on the 03 level So the planes woke me up when landing. I retired thought I wouldn't miss it, it is the thing I wish I could do again and the thing I'm glad is behind me . I wouldn't do it again but I wouldn't have missed it for the world! one day I will figure this out but for now tell your son the old B.B stacker said Hi and to enjoy what he can while he can. If you were a soldier, sailor, airman or marine no explanation is necessary, if you weren't no explanation will do. God Bless.