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DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 13:58:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
What does everyone have planned for Thanksgiving? And since I'll have a couple of days off I'll be looking here to read some more great stories from ALL of our favorite storytellers....hint-hint ; )


GeneSC    Posted 11-22-2004 at 02:10:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Having dinner with my sister. She has the largest house so the whole family gets together there.
I'm "Southern" Deep Frying a turkey, and BIL is
Smoking one. The 'Ladies are 'fixin all the
'trimmins. Hope everyone has a good one and no one
over eats!hehehe. and don't forget what Thanksgiving
is all about. Freedom is not guaranteed, sometimes
it has to be fought for. Remember the guys & gals
that won't be with us because they're doing just
that.............Gene..............


DD    Posted 11-22-2004 at 08:19:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
AMEN Gene : )


ron,ar    Posted 11-21-2004 at 18:12:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
we gonna drive about 90 miles north and have the Turkey with the youngest daughter. Me and the wife (wife mostly) are gonna cook the bird here and transport it to the designated dinner table. Hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving day.


DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 19:10:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
You have a good Thanksgiving RonAR : )


deadcarp    Posted 11-21-2004 at 17:16:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh we pretty well have the clutch in this year so we're coasting. we've had the big family feeds though.

my favorite story about gatherings - one gal had a lovely cabin but got tired of all the inlaws assuming she'd feed them so she decided they'd have a quiet holiday this year - just the 2 of them. so she sent everybody an apology card saying that they'd been called out of town on business that day, and regret that she won't be able to host the usual dinner. well when the relatives found that out, she got 2 requests that they leave their key cuz the relatives wanted to use their cabin. she thought it over and went back to planning the feast. :)


DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 17:39:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL! That's a good one Deadcarp! Sounds about like my luck if I ever wanted to try that. Ya'll enjoy the scenery on that coasting trip too : )


oslo in nc    Posted 11-21-2004 at 16:47:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I wrote a lengthy post, but erased it as I did with several others. I start and then I cry. I won't go on or I'll delete this one as I have in the past.

My wife and I will have a wonderful Thangsgiving and we will think of you all. Think of all the happy times that you've had with your children and tell them so.

I hope that I didn't say anything out of line, I'm relatively new here and I hope didn't step over the line.

Paul


KatG    Posted 11-21-2004 at 17:17:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What the heck did you say anyway??? Whatever Don't you worry about it!!!! Life is short and we are all friends...shoot I tell ya'll somethings I don't even tell my best friend...
Sometimes I feel rather foolish asking all the cow questions and other things I do...but really Oslo I don't have anyone else to talk to...Me and hubby live a very private life...it has always been just me and him...
HAve a good one oslo and post all you want too...I think everyone here has a tender heart...KAtG


Burrhead    Posted 11-21-2004 at 17:05:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Paul yer doing a fantastic job. That's what a holiday is all about. I love to eat but to heck with the food just give me some time with kids and grands.

I hope I enjoy my holiday just half as much as it sounds like you will enjoy yours.

If anybody thinks yer out of line with what you said I'll spit snuff in their shirt pockets and give them something worth whining about.


DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 16:53:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Paul, You've not said anything out of line here and yet you've said just enough to make me just wanna reach out and give you a (((BIG HUG))) Hope you and the Mrs. have a good Thanksgiving and I'll hope that somehow with what you didn't say here it all gets better too and the burden is lifted from your heart soon : ) There's an email up there if ya ever wanna use it too ; )


oslo again    Posted 11-21-2004 at 18:56:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for the kind words. This is my third post. Other two were for me I guess, then I deleted them.

Paul


KatG    Posted 11-21-2004 at 19:11:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Oh Paul...jump in and post...I will read it and several others will too...Most of us are all friendly here that I have talked to...KAtG


DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 19:53:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ditto what KatG said Paul : )


KatG    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:59:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I stuck my neck out again and invited the "family" out to the farm for Thanksgiving...My brother and wife are having to live with my 83 year old MAmma because the wife thinks she is disabled and is waiting on SS to make a decision...she has been turned down 2 already...I won't get started on that subject...makes me so mad...
Sister in law is a Chicago city girl through and through...does not like nothing about farm...are country...Mamma hates her and she hates MAmma...so brother is caught in middle...I stay at the farm and let them live...Do see my Mamma as much as possible...
My husband is very outspoken and they are Republicans and hubby is like me....we are neither...vote for the man not the party....(my family is from Texas if that tells you something..lol..)
So I have tried not to have holidays at my house but it seems my house is the only place for it...Mamma lives in an elderly apt. complex...
I am praying that I can pull this one off without any fights...SIL can not cook and MAmma isn't able so I am doing all the cooking which is fine with me...Sister in law is 46 by the way...just lazy...I tolerate her because she is my brothers wife...but I can not stand a lazy person...especially one that don't like cows..lol..
Anyway maybe everyone will take a nerve pill before they come or I will offer them one and it will go without a hitch...KAtG


DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 16:14:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Awww, God Bless You KatG, it's hard when you're caught in the middle, BTDT. Most of us hardworking folks can't stand lazy people either so you're not alone on that one. Doesn't like cows? What's the matter with her? What's NOT to like about them sweet critters? I live in the city too (have all my life) but I've always been Country in my Heart : ) Cows are my favorite farm animals...they're the ones I'm not afraid of...LOL! Maybe you could hand out Prozac at the door as they come in? Hope all goes well for you and I know you'll already be stressing what with doing all the work but I'll say a lil prayer that it all goes off without a hitch for ya and that when the day is through you'll have something to look back and say you were Thankful for because it all went just fine : ) As some of my Jamaican Friends would say...No Worries Mon!


KatG    Posted 11-21-2004 at 16:30:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You are so sweet...wish you were coming for Thanksgiving dinner...Yes says alot of prayers for me...They are all on medication now...so maybe it will keep everything calm...At MAmma's age I want the holidays to be nice abd happy especially for her...Hope you have a good one...KAtG


Gerrit    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:06:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
We were going to have a family gathering at our place but since we still don't have water we are cancelling it..
Most likely we will go over to Patria's dad. He's a retired chef and will most certainly have all kind of delicious dishes!


DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:18:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry to hear about the water situation there Gerrit, Hope ya'll get it all fixed up soon. Do ya'll eat a Traditional Turkey dinner with dressing and all the fixins as we do or do you have cultural dishes instead? And do you have any traditional favorites that you like to fix from where you're from? Holland is it? I Apologize for my ignorance in how this is worded, didn't mean it to be offensive to anyone if it is. I was just curious if Thanksgiving is celebrated in the same way in Puerto Rico : )


Gerrit    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:45:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here in Puerto Rico, Thanksgiving dinner is pretty much the same as on the mainland. Patria's dad is a specialist in making turkey breast so he might make some of those instead of the whole turkey in the oven. We might have one or two of the Puerto Rican style rice specialities as a side dish. There will also be his great potato salad, different other salads and much more..

In Holland, Thanksgiving isn't celebrated as widely as in the USA. I remember when I was a kid, Thanksgiving was celebrated on a sunday, sometime in October. It was a church celebration. The meaning of the celebration was to thank God for the harvest. Everybody would bring fresh fruit which was displayed in the church during the service. After the service the grown ups would prepare fruit baskets and the kids were sent to deliver the baskets to people who were sick, to old people, to people who needed something extra.
I don't think we had a special meal on that day..

I just read the story of Thanksgiving in USA.
Here is is:

In 1621, after a hard and devastating first year in the New World the Pilgrim's fall harvest was very successful and plentiful. There was corn, fruits, vegetables, along with fish which was packed in salt, and meat that was smoke cured over fires. They found they had enough food to put away for the winter.

The Pilgrims had beaten the odds. They built homes in the wilderness, they raised enough crops to keep them alive during the long coming winter, and they were at peace with their Indian neighbors. Their Governor, William Bradford, proclaimed a day of thanksgiving that was to be shared by all the colonists and the neighboring Native American Indians.

The custom of an annually celebrated thanksgiving, held after the harvest, continued through the years. During the American Revolution (late 1770's) a day of national thanksgiving was suggested by the Continental Congress.

In 1817 New York State adopted Thanksgiving Day as an annual custom. By the middle of the 19th century many other states also celebrated a Thanksgiving Day. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln appointed a national day of thanksgiving. Since then each president has issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation, usually designating the fourth Thursday of each November as the holiday.



DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 16:05:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the reply Gerrit. Sounds like ya'll will be having lots of tasty vittles too. The baskets sound like such a neat idea and delivered by the children makes it even better : )


Burrhead    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:00:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I get to do what I really enjoy. All the kiddoes and grands will be around.

We'll have a baked ham and a turkey but somewhere along the line me and the bambinoes will sneak off for an ice cream cone at Mickey's place. That way I get all the latest news them chillins can't tell me in front of the parents.


T16    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:32:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
dont forget ta double up on yer Prozac, ya dont want them grandkids ta know how ya really are.


Hey T16..    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:44:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good to see you!
How you been doing?

PS: I hope Burrhead keeps from replying to this one..it's not nice to spoil what was meant to be a very nice thread about family and tradition.

Take care T16


Patria    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:56:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry, that reply to you, T16, was from me.:-)


DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 17:02:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Patria : )


Burrhead    Posted 11-21-2004 at 16:07:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
you may have to slow down a little Patria. The 5 year old gave you plenty of news huh?? My 8 year old had to tell me all about school and boys the other day LMAO.

She was telling me that boys are gross and no boy is ever gonna kiss her.

She turned right around and told me how cute her new boyfriend is. I think I missed something-somewhere on her logic.


Burrhead    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:54:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
No contestaré y no arruinaré el mensaje Patria. Día de fiesta feliz a usted y a la familia.


Gerrit    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:59:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Muchas gracias Burr. Igualmente para tí y tu familia.


Patria    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:57:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gracias Burrhead..sabía que podía contar contigo.
Hugs!


Patria    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:19:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're right Burrhead..I had that pleasure on friday, when I spend all day with them, without their parents..and boy did I get a full report!
Manuel, he's 5, said his dad wouldn't like that he got his sneakers all muddy playing soccer with Gerrit. I told him to tell his daddy that I said soccer players had to get their shoes dirty!
Now am I my SIL's favorite baby-sitter or what!!


DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:25:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
ROFL over here, you sound like I do Patria : )


DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:05:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL, Yep, them lil boogers will tell ALL the dirt on the folks won't they? And the funny part is they can be "bought" for an ice cream cone : ) Sounds like alot of fun, they grow up entirely too fast.


steve19438    Posted 11-21-2004 at 14:59:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we are "taking a break" this year and not cooking a big meal. instead we are having thurkey dinner with mother and her husband at the "retirement" community where they live. we have hosted many a thanksgiving dinner but we are truly looking forward to doing almost nuhtin this year.


DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 16:21:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Enjoy it either way Steve : )


Burrhead    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:01:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
don't forget to check yer mail before yall leave steve.


George in TX    Posted 11-21-2004 at 14:21:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm on vacation this week so I'm pretty much just being a bum. My wife has to work Thursday, will be home about mid afternoon. She'll put the turkey in to cook before she leaves for work and the cats and I will keep an eye on it. BOY will we ever keep an eye on it.

I figure a little taste testing will be in order so by the time she gets home the cats and I will be sooooo full and she'll be sooooo mad she might even refuse to make the dressing. hehehe


DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:10:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ruh-Roh....sounds like trouble ; )


Turkey Lurkey    Posted 11-21-2004 at 14:11:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
HIDING!!!!!


DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:11:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Awww, c'mon turkey lurkey, we won't hurt you *bats eyes and licks chops* LOL! : )


JoeK    Posted 11-21-2004 at 14:03:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Turkey Pot Pie and all the trimmins :)


DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:12:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nothing wrong with that : )


Grove r    Posted 11-21-2004 at 16:17:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Already had our thansgiving...ham, turkey, and all the fixens...still feel stuffed, just like the turkey was.....have a good one, R.E.L.


DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 17:09:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
You too Grove r, Yep, I caught ya trying to sneak in down here on the bottom of this thread...LOL! : )


Grove r    Posted 11-21-2004 at 19:11:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
well..not realy sneakin' 'round...just got in late, as usual...seems like I always come in last on these things...oh well, better late than never, so I hear...what are ya doin fer Christmas?? We plan on stayin' home, as usual...don't imagine there will be TOO many here.....just a house full.....you have yourself a good one, D, R.E.L.


DD    Posted 11-21-2004 at 19:57:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, seein as how we wear shorts and t-shirts around these parts on Christmas and mostly year-round we'll probably be outside grilling something tasty....LOL! You have a good one too : )


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