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Happy Thanksgiving!!

I thought I'd put this thread up early, as I doubt Rachel wants me blogging on the holiday (married life for ya!).   The Amish are quite subdued in their Thanksgiving celebrations.  In fact, some Amish shake their head in silent frustration over the day.  After all, they reason, one should be giving thanks every day, not just on one day.  And while I appreciate the spirit behind the sentiment, I do think as our world has become so fast-paced that taking a day to pause and remember our blessings is warranted and needed.  This has been a tough year for so many folks.  I'd say if you're breathing, healthy, and have a roof over your head, than that might be all one needs to give thanks this year.  I hope all of you are doing well and be careful traveling this holiday season.  A few site regulars who are MIA: TomK, Gatewalker, Eggcetera (haven't heard from you in a few days), Cstoneman to name a few...hope everyone is well and healthy and happy.  Rachel and I had the pleasure of meeting up with one of our site regulars, Kay, while we were in Florida.  That was fun.  I will likely have some good news about the future of the Amish Cook column next week, so stay tuned.  Meanwhile, have a happy, healthy thanksgiving, and thank you all for making this website possible!


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Happy Thanksgiving (even it be late :D)

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  Thanks for thinking of me Kevin.

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Hey Kevin, I'm still around but I don't post much because of certain family problems that is keeping me busy, worried and stressed.  But I do want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving :)

We had our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, because my Mom (I am her caregiver) wants to spend Thanksgiving with my Dad who is in the nursing home. 

Have a great and safe Holiday :)

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE HERE, KEVIN, RACHEL, THE EICHERS, AND ALL THE POSTERS WHO HANG OUT HERE.....I LOVE THIS SITE AND HOPE IT IS AROUND FOR A LONG TIME TO COME, I FIND PEACE HERE, READING ABOUT REAL PEOPLE WITH THE SAME DAY TO DAY PROBLEMS AS I DEAL WITH IS SOMEHOW COMFORTING, AND THE RECIPES ARE JUST AN ADDED BONUS......WE ARE HAVING A HUGE FAMILY DINNER AT MY MOMS ABOUT TWO HOURS SOUTH OF HERE AND THE WEATHER IS MAKING ME NERVOUS, WE HAVE ABOUT THREE INCHES SO FAR THIS EVENING AND IT IS SUPPOSED TO SNOW ALL DAY TOMORROW ALSO.....MY SON WHO STILL LIVES AT HOME AND I HAVE DONE THE BLACK FRIDAY THING FOR ABOUT ELEVEN YEARS NOW, AND AFTER SHOPPING WE GET BREAKFAST AND GO TO THE LOCKS AND WATCH THE FREIGHTERS IN THE SEAWAY WHILE WE EAT, WELL, THIS YEAR I CANNOT FIND ONE THING IN ANY STORE AD THAT MAKES ME WANT TO STAND IN LINE ALL NIGHT AND MY SON IS A LITTLE SAD, HE ASKED ME TONIGHT IF WE COULD STILL GET UP AT FOUR AND LEAVE FOR THE MALL, BUT INSTEAD OF SHOPPING JUST GET BREAKFAST AND WATCH OUR SHIPS, AND I THINK I WILL, IT SOUNDS SO MUCH MORE PEACEFUL THAN THE MALL SCENE, WHICH BY THE WAY, CAN BE DANGEROUS, TWO YEARS AGO AT WALMART I GOT KNOCKED DOWN AND TRAMPLED OVER BY ABOUT FIFTY PEOPLE BEFORE MANAGEMENT COULD GET THE DOORS BLOCKED OFF, I WAS SCARED, WHEN YOU ARE DOWN ON THE FLOOR AND PEOPLE ARE JUST RUNNING AT YOU LIKE BULLDOZERS IT FRIGHTENS YOU, LAST YEAR WE LEFT LATE SO WE GOT THERE TEN MINUTES AFTER THEY OPENED, AND YOU KNOW WHAT, WE STILL GOT EVERYTHING ON OUR LIST WITHOUT STANDING IN THE FREEZING COLD ALL NIGHT OR GETTING STOMPED ON.......HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY WITH GREAT FOOD, FAMILY AND FRIENDS, AND FOR THE TRAVELERS, GREAT WEATHER AND ROADS..............

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   Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all!  To those of you who are hosting,k stay calm, it's only dinner or supper after all!!  I'm with the Amish too, thankfulness is a daily thing. Plus I feel that T-day has been commerciallized along with all the other holidays and that just gets me going...   

BK- No way, to the shopping! We aren't going anywhere Friday!  Our daughter has to work, later in the evening so I hope by then that the traffic is better, we live near a pretty big mall and she has to pass through the area to get to her work. I think that it is just crazy to practically be up all night to try and get one of the bargins that the store only gets of few in stock anyway!!

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:5

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Again I have to agree with the Amish. We should be thankful everyday. But if it takes a day of being off from work, to spend time with extended family and friends, to laugh, to go over the "death watch", discuss aches and pains,  to over indulge in food, well then so be it.  Happy Thanksgiving Kevin and God's blessings on you, Your new wife, Lovina and her family and those who post to this blog!  Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing1. Come Thou Fount of every blessing Tune my heart to sing Thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing,Call for songs of loudest praise Teach me some melodious sonnet,Sung by flaming tongues above. Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it, Mount of God's unchanging love.2. Here I raise my Ebenezer; Hither by Thy help I'm come; And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home. Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wandering from the fold of God; He, to rescue me from danger,Interposed His precious blood.3. O to grace how great a debtorDaily I'm constrained to be!Let that grace now like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee.Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love; Here's my heart, O take and seal it,Seal it for Thy courts above.Additional verse contributed by Bradford J. Brown4. O that day when freed from sinning,I shall see Thy lovely face;Clothed then in blood washed linenHow I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace;Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,Take my ransomed soul away;Send thine angels now to carryMe to realms of endless day. 

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Amen. Come thou fount, probably my favorite hymn! The other Take my life and let it be consecrated...

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:5

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Keep up the good work with the blog and the Amish Cook column. I really enjoy it.

 

Marge

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Happy Thanksgiving to All!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you too!!!! May your turkey be juicey, your pumpkin pie sweet, and hopes that all the food we eat tomorrow won't go to our hip!!!!  Is anyone braving the stores on Friday morning?  In my younger days I would, but that was when it wasn't that big of a deal to shop on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  Now, you can't get into the parking lots until later in the evening. 

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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

Like every year, I will be at Walmart in the 4 am range.  I would blame it on the kids... but I just enjoy the adrenaline rush!  LOL

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One of my favorite memories of Thanksgiving is when my mom was still alive, my mom, 5 sister-in-laws and myself would go shopping at midnight for a couple of hours and then to the Waffle House or the truck stop (only places open that late) for an early breakfast.  We did it not for the bargains (only places open were Biggs and Meijers both super market places) but for the companionship.  Of course this was over 20 years ago and now I can't seem to stay up pass 10 o'clock.  Some of my sisters-in-laws were talking about doing it again this year.  Still haven't decided if I want to do this or not.  I am expecting about 30-35 people for dinner tomorrow and the before/during/ and after just wears me out Frown

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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!  Wishing us all of the best of luck in getting our birds cooked just right :-)

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And, thank YOU Kevin, for hosting this web site!  It has been my saving grace in a lot of ways.  Wishing one and all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  We have so much to be thankful for this year!  God bless!  ~Diann

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