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Thanksgiving Is A Special Time

Quote To Remember:
And though I ebb in worth, I'll flow in thanks.  ~John Taylor

Thanksgiving; A Time To Remember

Page Created: 11/26/2000 Page Last Updated: 11/24/2017 04:08

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Thanksgiving, a special time of the year!

Thanksgiving has always been a special time for friends and family to join together and give thanks for the wonderful life we live and the joys we often take for granted. 

As we get older this time of year and this holiday take on more meaning. We hope the country turns around and people begin to take responsibility for their own actions and tell the government to get the heck out of out lives.

Keep our military in your prayers.

 These men and woman make our country strong and allow our freedoms to endure! God Bless Them Everyone!

Previous Years

Since 2000 when we got a digital camera, we have been recording the happenings and sharing with family. 

2003 was back surgery recovery year so Sue and Paul gave thanks alone except for visit from kids and family bringing more food than an army could eat! Mitch, Jeanette, Pete, and Lisa.  They brought us a delicious home cooked meal and pies!  Great to have super kids!

Thoughts And Years Gone By

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

2000   2001
2000 & 2001 - Paul & Sue in the kitchen getting ready for the gang to show up and Cassie is dressed in her Pilgrim duds! It was a great celebration with family.

Quotation To Remember: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

2002   2003
2002 & 2003 - Thanksgiving in the Lind's new home and Zachary assists in the kitchen.  2003 was recovery year from Sue's back surgery so stayed home, kept quiet, and enjoyed each other.

Quotation To Remember: Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.  ~Edward Sandford Martin

2004   2005
2004 & 2005 - The babies love Thanksgiving especially went meat man (Mitch) comes over to cook the turkey.  Sue and Mitch join forces in the kitchen.

Quotation To Remember: Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.  They are consumed in twelve minutes.  Half-times take twelve minutes.  This is not coincidence.  ~Erma Bombeck

2006   2007
2006 & 2007 - Sue begin dinner preparation a day ahead of time as everything is picked from the garden, washed and made into goodies.

Quotation To Remember: It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it.  ~Alistair Cooke

2008   2009
2008 & 2009 - Zack and Mitch attack the dinner in 2008 and in 2009 Carri and Paul go selecting leaves to decorate the dinner table. We had a Jeanette Birthday pie this year

Quotation To Remember: Ah! on Thanksgiving day....
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?
~John Greenleaf Whittier

2010   2011
2010 & 2011 - Life always changes an in 2010 and 2011 we went to Old Ranch and played a round of golf before going home, changing and returning for a great Thanksgiving Dinner. We miss the home cooking feel but life is an adventure!


Quotation To Remember: Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.  ~Theodore Roosevelt

2012   2013

2012 & 2013 - In 2012 we went to Old Ranch and played a round of golf with the Skeggs before dining.  In 2013 our little group grew a bit meaning more fun for all! God Bless America and our family and friends!

2014   2015

2014 & 2015 - We now go to Old Ranch with our "Out Of Nesters"... Those who have kids who do their own thing, live out of town, or do not have kids!  Our little group has grown a bit meaning more fun for all! God Bless America and our family and friends!


Quotation To Remember: Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.  ~Theodore Roosevelt


God Bless America From Our Greatest President... President Ronald Reagan

Thanksgiving "America has much for which to be thankful. The unequaled freedom enjoyed by our citizens has provided a harvest of plenty to this nation throughout its history. In keeping with America's heritage, one day each year is set aside for giving thanks to god for all of His blessings. On this day of thanksgiving, it is appropriate that we recall the first thanksgiving, celebrated in the autumn of 1621. After surviving a bitter winter, the Pilgrims planted and harvested a bountiful crop. After the harvest they gathered their families together and joined in celebration and prayer with the Native Americans who had taught them so much. Clearly our forefathers were thankful not only for the material well being of their harvest but for this abundance of goodwill as well.

In this spirit, Thanksgiving has become a day when Americans extend a helping hand to the less fortunate. Long before there was a government welfare program, this spirit of voluntary giving was ingrained in the American character. Americans have always understood that, truly, one must give in order to receive.

This should be a day of giving as well as a day of thanks. As we celebrate Thanksgiving in 1981, we should reflect on the full meaning of this day as we enjoy the fellowship that is so much a part of the holiday festivities.

Searching our hearts, we should ask what we can do sass individuals to demonstrate our gratitude to God for all He has done. Such reflection can only add to the significance of this precious day of remembrance.

Let us recommit ourselves to that devotion to God and family that has played such an important role in making this a great Nation, and which will be needed as a source of strength if we are to remain a great people.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 26, 1981, as Thanksgiving Day. In witness where of, I have here unto set my hand this twelfth day of November, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and sixth."

President Ronald Reagan - November 12th, 1981