Thanksgiving 2010 Was Most Different And Different Was Good
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On a serious note: The event that Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated to give thanks to God for helping the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony survive their first brutal winter in New England. See the Proclamation by George Washington written in 1789 .
We had a load of fun with Bunny, Linda, and James
We plan to record the Thanksgiving Day Parade and then head to Old Ranch for eighteen holes !
Its going to be a great Thanksgiving as we are celebrating with James and Linda Cathey so there will be a lot of laughing going on!...
We will have dinner at Old Ranch . We saw the menu and it was fantastic.... billions of calories but we will join forces and fight them off!
James and Linda Cathey joined us which made for many laughs and giggles all afternoon! Table 47 will never be the same!
Albert Schweitzer said it once.... "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." The family was all busy but having friends to join us in the celebration of this wonderful day was very nice... comfortable! God Bless America and our great friends!
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Thoughts To Our Family And Friends....
May you always make the right moves
May your cup runneth over with love
May you always find shelter from any storm
May you remain good looking and looking good!
May you find the perfect diet for your soul. (If this face doesn't make you want to stop eating sausage, nothing will.)
May you find perfect balance in the company you keep
May you have as much fun as you can before someone makes you stop
May the worst thing that happens to you come in slobbery pink and furry tan.
May you manage to MAKE time for siesta
May all the new folks you meet be interesting and kind
May your accessories always harmonize with your natural beauty!
Should your mouth ever be bigger than your stomach, may you have a chewing good time!
May you always know when to walk away and know when to run.
And may your friends always bring you joy!
We had breakfast at Old Ranch so we could get a T-time
We came over for breakfast and it was a grand day indeed
Snow on the mountains at Mount Wilson 50+ miles away
By car it is an 84 miles trip... By air 50 miles
Ready for golf... You bet!
James creates a "hidden Mickey" with his golf clubs
Did you know? - A Hidden Mickey is a representation of Mickey Mouse that has been inserted subtly into the design of a ride, attraction, or other location in a Disney theme park or elsewhere on Disney properties. The most common Hidden Mickey is a formation of three circles that may be perceived as the silhouette of the head and ears of Mickey Mouse, often referred to by Disney aficionados as a "classic Mickey."
Over time, the term Hidden Mickey has come to refer to a range of possibilities from a more complete representation of Mickey Mouse (such as Mickey mixed in with a crowd or in the background), or a representation of another character (such as the huge hidden Jafar at the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail in Africa in the Animal Kingdom). Hidden Mickeys are found in various Disney media, such as animated films, feature length movies, TV series, or the Disney theme parks.
Mickeys may be painted, made up of objects (such as rocks, or three plates on a table), or be references such as someone wearing Mickey Mouse Club ears in a painting. Hidden Mickeys can take on many sizes and forms.
Canadian Geese visiting us today
Did you know? - The Canada Goose was one of the many species described by Linnaeus in his 18th-century work Systema Naturae. It belongs to the Branta genus of geese, which contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey species of the Anser genus. The specific epithet canadensis is a New Latin word meaning "from Canada". According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first citation for the 'Canada Goose' dates back to 1772. The Cackling Goose was formerly considered to be a set of subspecies of the Canada Goose.
Golfing on Thanksgiving was super! How come James gets the girls and Paul gets the camera?
James pointed out this great shot of the mountains framed by the trees
James is looking good here
The previous rain left snow on Mt Wilson
Making the turn at the Clubhouse
Did you know? - The word tee is derived from the Scottish Gaelic word tigh meaning house and is related to the 'house' in curling (the coloured circles). This would make sense, as the first golf tees were within a circle of one club length round the hole. Nowadays, modern courses have separate, designated tee boxes for each hole. For example, the ninth hole of a course is played from the ninth tee to the ninth green, and similarly for the other holes.
The development of the tee was the last major change to the rules of golf. Before this, golf balls were teed up on little heaps of sand that were provided in boxes. This explains the historical name tee boxes for what is today known as teeing ground.
The earliest golf tees rested flat on the ground and had a raised portion to prop up the ball. The first patent for this kind of tee is dated 1889, and was issued to Scotsmen William Bloxsom and Arthur Douglas. The first known tee to pierce the ground was a rubber-topped peg sold commercially as the "Perfectum." This was patented in 1892 by Percy Ellis of England. In 1899, an African-American dentist, Dr. George Franklin Grant obtained a patent for an "improved golf tee". This tee consisted of a wood cone with a rubber sleeve to support the ball, but it is not known to have ever been marketed.
The tenth hole was magnificent today
Fat boy is ready to play....
Sue and James on the 18th hole
Serious contemplation before the final putt
The final shot is directly towards the clubhouse dining room main window
Thanksgiving Did You Know?
- The Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving feast, in 1621, lasted three days.
- On October 3, 1863 Abraham Lincoln issued a "Thanksgiving Proclamation" that made the last Thursday in November a national holiday.
- In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed Thanksgiving to the third Thursday in November, in order to make the Christmas shopping season longer and thus stimulate the economy. Two years later, he changed it to the fourth Thursday.
- In 1941, Thanksgiving was finally sanctioned by Congress as a legal holiday, on the fourth Thursday in November.
- There were no mashed potatoes at the first Thanksgiving dinner--potatoes were brought here later, by Irish immigrants.
- Turkeys were one of the first animals in the Americas to be domesticated.
- Benjamin Franklin thought the turkey a noble bird and wanted it to be the national bird of America, rather than the eagle!
- Native Americans used the red juice of the cranberry to dye rugs and blankets.
- Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated on the second Monday in October.
- The pilgrims didn't use forks; they used spoons, knives and their fingers, so if anyone objects to your picking up that drumstick--tell them you are simply practicing traditional American table manners!
Thanksgiving Parrot (Thanks Ed Roberts)
A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an
even worse vocabulary.
Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary.
Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.
Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."
John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude.
As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly, "May I ask what the turkey did?"
Thanksgiving Dinner At Old Ranch
A real cut-up
Remember your diet
Sue passes by the tables
"OK, where is the Mac and Cheese, Hamburgers, Chili, and Hot Dogs.. Real food?
James finds his meal
James is on a diet
It was a beautiful sunset even when looking North
Old Ranch had 300+ guests this day
Paul & Linda
Tummy indicating full
Sarge and Flower need their turkey so James carves away
Finally... Someone comes to do the turkey
We found the turkeys
Upon Arriving Home.....
"Hey there... I smells the Turkey... Let's eat!"