Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving,THANKFUL, YOU BET!

Thanksgiving is a great time. It is usually a family time.  We have enjoyed Many great Thanksgivings in our lives. When the boys were young, we usually had a pretty big meal. Sherry had some favorites she always produced.
When the Boys married with families of their own there was a responsibility to their mate’s family, things sorta slacked off some.  My experience has been that the men sort of migrate to their wives families.  I understood that because I actually spent more holidays with Sherry’s family than mine.
Pictures are from our last family Thanksgiving Dinner @ Mark’s house.  Mark and Sherry cooked, Grandkids brought stuff in.  WE had two tables.
After the meal!
I loved it, we have always gotten along great.  It was NEVER just the family get together, it was the idea of counting your blessings. They are so many I  cannot list them all.

But I will list some:
There is first, the family itself. Thankful.
Health of the entire family.  Thankful.
WE have never even come close to being hungry. Thankful.
Good Jobs, fair pay. Very Thankful
Friends?  Wow. I am confident we have friends who would come to our aid, in time of need. NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Thankful
Friends? Some we have never met, who have and will, give moral support and prayers, just for the asking.
INTERNET, Motorhome, publishing companies, readers, cars, houses, good roads, grandkids, great grandkids and even grand-dogs.
(Janie at our last Thanksgiving together she got the ham bone)
For me? It would be impossible to explain how thankful I am for my wife. We went around the world to get here, and she stayed. We finally have everything and more that a 17 year old  skinny high school drop out promised.
But she stayed thru some thin times.
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I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We will not have a home cooked meal, we will eat @ the Farm House Restaurant, But I will have memories as I look across the table at my beautiful lady. We will say a prayer for our extended family, and be THANKFUL FOR ANOTHER YEAR TOGETHER.
I also am very thankful for everyone who follows or reads my drivel, you are the best.

Nite Shipslog



Chatty Crone said...

Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Mevely317 said...

Why, look at y'all! 2009 doesn't seem all that long ago, does it?

This year, Tom and I'll be dining at a nearby Black Angus. Too much artificial camaraderie going on at his son's in-laws' place. Sure, it's nice to be invited, but awkward all the same.

Have a blessed day!

Glenda said...

This is such a wonderful message, you listed a wealth of blessings to be thankful for! Wishing you & Sherry a delightful dinner and a "Happy Thanksgiving" to the whole family. [Hope MJ got a ham bone]

betty said...

Enjoyed the pictures from a Thanksgiving from "the past". Always a great list of thankfuls you listed here. You are so right, it does seem like the guys navigate towards the wife's side of the family; we kind of split it up over the years and tried to keep it somewhat even between the two main holidays of Christmas and Thanksgiving :)

Hope your day was a great one!


shirl72 said...

I have always enjoyed family getting together at Thanksgiving and
Christmas. I had an e-mail showing a Turkey and a sign hanging
around it's neck saying eat Ham. Hope everyone had a good day and
plenty food.

Rick Watson said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jack. Hug that little lady for me and Jilda.

Paula said...

Hope you and Sherry had everything great today. I've been up in the edge of the hill country since Tuesday. My favorite part of Texas. I'm thankful for so many things I can't name them all.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Hope you both had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. There is always so much to be thankful for !

Elizabeth said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Is that the farmhouse restaurant in Apple Valley? We ate there for the first time when we had our trip this month! It was very nice!

Lisa said...

Hope you both had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Any place with the words "Farmhouse and Apple" in it, has to be good!

Blessing from over here.

Jackie said...

Your posts always lift my heart....
Thank YOU for being such a wonderful kind human being....and for sharing your blessings with us.
Hugs a bunch,