Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful Thanksgiving

May everyone be blessed with a wonderful Thanksgiving no matter where you are or when you celebrate it or even IF you celebrate it because being a giver of thanks should occur every day in every way...

Just watch out for your pumpkins even before they become pumpkin pies or they could disappear before your very eyes...

Yet another word of caution about your turkey big or small for puppy dogs love them all...

Now this is what it is all about, in fact this is what everything is all about, so give it a shout...

Our friendly Internet is always full of information...

"Funny Thanksgiving Trivia
In 2009 it is reckoned that nearly 300 million turkeys have been reared for Thanksgiving celebrations. In the UK approximately 12 million turkeys are reared for Christmas Day.
There appear to be three places in the USA named after this traditional meal: Turkey in Texas [population 491]; Turkey Creek, Louisiana [population 364]; and Turkey, North Carolina [population 267]. Three towns in Kansas also have the name Turkey. Do you know of any others?
Following this discovery we have found that there are a number of places named Cranberry - perhaps after the sauce often eaten with turkey. The biggest appears to be Cranberry in Butler County, Pennsylvania with 28,000 inhabitants.
Plymouth Rock, where the Pilgrim Father's landed, is celebrated by 28 sites in the US. Of course, England have the original Plymouth in Devon city, and this is where the the Pilgrims set sail. Minnesota and Massachusetts have the biggest conurbations of Plymouth
There is Pilgrim in Dade County, Missouri with a population of some 133 good folk.
Turkey Shoot!
Will and Guy's Top Ten Thanksgiving Trivia Additions
1. The first Thanksgiving celebration in 1621 lasted for three days, it included not only food, but also games. Furthermore, the Pilgrims gave thanks for the bountiful harvest with the Wampanoag Indians.
2. Pulling the "wishbone" is an ageless tradition at Thanksgiving (and Christmas). Two people pull the turkey's breastbone apart, only the person who has the larger piece of bone is allowed to make a wish.
3. A full-grown turkey has over 3,000 feathers. Guy's aunty once counted them!
4. Firkee is the Native American name for this tasty bird. Firkee sounds a bit like turkey.
5. When a Tom turkey [male turkey] gobbles, it can be heard from as far away as a mile. In fact, only the Tom turkeys gobble, female turkeys make a clucking or clicking sound.
6. Puritans from the Mayflower used to drink beer. This was probably weak 'boy's beer' and safer to drink than transporting water on a ship.
7. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States.
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
8. Benjamin Franklin, proposed that the turkey should become the official bird of the United States. Turkeys now look jealously at the protected rights given to the Bald Eagle when they won the Official USA Bird status.
9. 87% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving according to the National Turkey Federation. During a year the average American eats 17 pounds of turkey, that's the weight of a decent sized bird.
10. Sorry to burst the bubble, but the Pilgrims on the first thanksgiving ate deer and not turkey."

From my heart to yours I would like to give a very heart felt wish for an over the top Thanksgiving with happiness and joy and good food....

Be kind to your tummy, for although the food is yummy too much can be a pain and cause you pounds to gain...

Thanksgiving Alphabet
T ... Turkeys, table-spreads, being together,
H ... Happiness and homes to protect us from all weather,
A ... Aunts and uncles, a reunion in Fall,
N ... Nieces and nephews, family members all.
K ... Kind-hearted kin coming over for dinner,
S ... Surely you'll have fun, but you won't get thinner,

G ... Gourds and pumpkins, mouths open wide,
I ... Indians and Pilgrims we remember with pride,
V ... Very special times-there could even be snow,
I ... Imagine what it was like at Plymouth long ago,
N ... Never forget how the settlers led the way,
G ... Giving thanks and blessing this special day.

The most important part of this day is the opportunity to pray as well as to remember to say, "Thank You Lord and please help me to always lead my life Your way."

Some yummy jokes for a yummy day...

Turkeys and Little Turkeys

If a big turkey is called a gobbler, what do you call a little turkey.
A goblet.
Hanging the Turkey
Young Simon was sitting in his grandmother's kitchen, watching her prepare the Thanksgiving meal.

'What are you doing?' Simon enquired.

'Oh, I'm just stuffing the turkey,' his grandmother replied.

'Wow, that's cool.' Simon remarked. 'Are you going to hang it next to the deer?'
The Secret of Stuffing a Turkey
How many cooks does it take to stuff a turkey? Only one, but you REALLY have to squeeze to get him in.
Grave Humor
What did the hen tell the naughty chicks? If you your father could see you now he would turn in his gravy.

Indians and the Pilgrims
Nathan, a young boy, after hearing the story of Thanksgiving and how the Indians and the Pilgrims sat down together, climbed up into his father's lap and said, 'Daddy, did you know that if we were Indians, you would be a brave and Mom would be a squawk?'

'That is the best description of your mother I have ever heard, Nathan', replied his daddy as he ducked.
The man who forgot to buy a turkey for Thanksgiving
It's the day before Thanksgiving, and the butcher is just locking up when a man begins pounding on the front door.

'Please let me in, 'says the man desperately. 'I forgot to buy a turkey, and my wife will kill me if I don't come home with one.'

'Okay, 'says the butcher.' Let me see what I have left.' He goes into the freezer and discovers that there's one last scrawny turkey left. He brings it out to show the man.

'That's one is too skinny. What else you got?' says the man.

The butcher takes the bird back into the freezer and waits a few minutes and brings the same turkey back out to the man.

'Oh, no, 'says the man, 'That one doesn't look any better. You better give me both of them!'
~~~For the incredible blessings of loving and wonderful friends and family in blogland and even next door to us, I most sincerely thank You dear Lord.


  1. Aw, nice post. Have a blessed holiday.

  2. That kitty cat photo was too cute Marcy. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day. Love to you Marcy.
    Love Di

  3. Hi Marcy...
    Is everyone as busy as a bee today?
    I am.... I can't wait to 'light'...and not BEE flying so much....from the refrigerator to the stove to the refrigerator to the stove....
    Is Thanksgiving supposed to be like this?
    I wish all of your family a blessed day, Marcy. I'll be baaaaaaaaack, but it will be much later in the day.
    Until then, smiles and lots of hugs for you, my friend.

  4. A blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours my friend.....:-) Hugs

  5. Dear Marcy,
    As you have noticed, lately I haven't been blogging much But whenever this happens, I miss blogging because I have met wonderful people like you here. You are also a blessing in my life.
    And I love reading your blog!

  6. It's 10:30...all have gone home...I ate way too much...I had a wonderful day, I hope you did too Marcy!


  7. Dearest Marcy,

    This is a delightful post!!! So enjoyed the Thanksgiving trivia and jokes!!! Both fascinating and hilarious!!! Hope you had a wonderful day, my dear friend! Thankful for you! ~Janine XO

  8. Okay, I made here just under the wire! It's still Thanksgiving!
    The house is quiet, all are in bed, and I'm blog-hopping, but I'm getting bleary-eyed now!
    'Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Many Blessings!
    Love to you, Eileen

  9. Hi Marcy!
    I loved the kitty picture too!!
    I hope your Thanksgiving Day was a Happy One!!
    A very sweet post :)
    Love you Marcy....Hugs....Jerelene

  10. It's Saturday morning. I've said "good-byes" and am not going to even TRY to catch up. I'll do good to KEEP up :) Hope your day was blessed....

    I can't imagine who's eating all that turkey to average 17 pounds in a year! I keep thinking I should do a turkey more often, but hardly ever think to do so! (Maybe 3 out of 60 years I've bought 2 -- one to fix and one to freeze and use later.) I LIKE to eat it. Just know that I don't BEGIN to eat "my" 17 pounds!

  11. Hope your Turkey Day was full of blessings, Marcy!

    (Loved the jokes! And the trivia. Our Thanksgiving lasts about three days, too... Finish up the mashed potatoes as potato soup on Friday; turkey sandwiches on Saturday; turkey soup on Sunday! Four days!)

  12. Dear Marcy, I loved your Thanksgiving post. I hope you and your family were blessed with a wonderful Thanksgiving. I loved all of those sweet little animals in your post :>)

  13. Marcy that was a wonderful post and Thanksgiving tribute to EVERYTHING! loved all the fun pics to go with it all. Did you write the Thanksgiving poem? Hope yours was as happy as mine! Because mine was very happy!

  14. The picture with the dog and the pumpkin in his mouth is priceless! Very cute! Enjoy your day!

  15. Dearest Marcy...just stopping by again to see what you are up to...I think you must be very busy...but I wanted you to know you are in my thoughts!!! Miss you! ~Janine XO


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