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Happy Thanksgiving to one and all

JunkQueen | Posted in Gather For A Chat on

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the USA, and my family has been truly blessed this year. We have much for which to be thankful.

We will celebrate with extended family and friends this year at my son’s in-law’s home in South Texas. There will be hordes of people there, some relatives, some sort of relatives, some friends, some neighbors. We’ll get to see all our grandchildren and our great-grandson, as well as our son and DIL. And food. So much food. Turkey, ham, venison, beef ribs. My DIL’s fabulous cornbread dressing and way too much to mention. We’ll come away stuffed. My son had a root canal, two caps and a filling done today, but he said he thought he could eat those soft pies just fine (his favorite dessert).

Tomorrow we are going to Houston. We’ll meet our son and his family there and go to the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see the Body World 2 plastination traveling exhibition. We’ve been looking forward to this for a while. Then I plan to do some fabric shopping while I’m there in the city. And I can’t help myself, I’ll do a bit of junking….

Then we go on to my DIL’s parents where we’ll be their guests until Friday. Wednesday will involve a lot of food preparation, which won’t be all work. A fireworks display is planned for Thursday evening. I’m sure we will be more than ready to come home Friday.

I FINALLY got my Threads issue #140 today — the one they mailed to me on 11/20. Never got the original one. Anyway, I’m taking that with me so I can slip away for some quiet time and read.

May you all have a safe and happy holiday. I’m looking forward to getting back to our old supportive and playful conversations here on the forum.

Happy Thanksgiving.


  1. JeanM | | #1

    Wow!  Now that's a Thanksgiving.  Enjoy, enjoy.

  2. dressed2atee | | #2

    Yes, we are truly blessed.  My nephew came home safe and sound from Iraq.  My daughter gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on 11/21.  I will attend Mass on Thanksgiving day.  We be at my mom's for Thanksgiving dinner...turkey with all of the trimmings and family and friends! 

    The economic times will hopefully help us to turn to our families and enjoy what we have...we really need to remember that "possessions" don't make us happy -- they are just temporary....love of family and friends last a lifetime!

    God bless everyone...happy sewing!

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      JunkQueen | | #3

      Indeed, you are blessed, too. Congratulations on the new grandbaby. I never understood grandparents' delight until I became one. I act so silly about my BabyGrands (my pet name for them) and that included the G-Grand....Thank God your nephew is safely with his family once more. From my family to yours, thank you for the sacrifices he and the entire family made for us. I'm out the door now and will see you all Friday.

    2. MaryinColorado | | #5

      I am happy to hear that your nephew is home safe and sound from Iraq!  One of the things I am most thankful for is our brave men and women who protect us and serve our country!  I try to call the ones I know on Vetrans Day to thank them again.  It means so much to them that we give our support! 

      Congratulations on your new grandchild!  Happy Blessed Thanksgiving!  Mary

      1. dressed2atee | | #6

        I do the same thing...the first time I did it I was so glad I did by his reaction.  I sometimes thank strangers dressed in uniform.  I work in DC so I see a lot of them coming to work in the area.


        1. Ceeayche | | #8

          I also live in DC area-- we are blessed to see our men in service around town on a regular basis.

          To all of my fellow US residents, I wish you a happy and safe holiday.  And to those of you welcoming your children back safe from harms way, I echo the other posters who give thanks for your family's sacrifices for this country we so love.

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            rodezzy2 | | #9

            Yes, it is so wonderful to have the brave people back that are sacreficing so much for the rest of us.  My heart goes out to those that lost family members in the war, and however this year has torn families apart, I wish you all the best and I pray for a safe and loving holiday until the New Year for all.  I'm also thankful for meeting all of the people here at Gatherings, the sponsors and all connected to this site.  I have made new friends and people I can relate to on so many levels.  Thanks to you all for being who you are, happy holidays for around the world. 

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            ThreadKoe | | #10

            Happy Thanksgiving to all my American Friends.  I hope you all had a wonderful and safe weekend.  Cathy

          3. JeanM | | #11

            Thank you.  We'll be getting on the road in a few hours, beating the holiday traffic.  (at least that's the plan)

  3. MaryinColorado | | #4

    Godspeed!  May you have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!  I enjoyed reading of your plans, they sound wonderful and you truly are blessed!  Mary

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    rodezzy2 | | #7

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and all.  Thank you and I'm so excited for you.  It sounds like a wonderful time.  Have fun and be safe.

  5. sewelegant | | #12

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  The best part about large gatherings is that there will always be someone you enjoy visiting with.  We have never partaken of such a large group on Thanksgivig, but it sounds wonderful.  As I get older I think I appreciate this holiday more than ever.  It is one that all Americans can celebrate no matter who you are or where you came from or even whether or not you believe in God.  It has evolved into a nice "Think of Others" type of day and since we all, surely, have something to be thankful for... it makes us reflect on that.  We only have one child coming home for the occasion and he has to work on Thursday so I will roast the turkery on Friday, but it will not take anything away from our enjoyment so I wish everyone else a happy Thanksgiving too.

    1. Crazy K | | #13

      Happy Happy Thanksgiving to all in the U.S.  We are having a small gathering......one DGS and one DS.....others had to be away or had other plans.  We try to get all children home at some point around Christmastime. 

      Yes, we all have to much for which to be thankful.  And a special thank you goes out to all the families in the military.  Without you we would not have the freedoms that we enjoy.

      Have a happy, safe and blessed day.


      1. damascusannie | | #14

        Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends here at Gatherings. You've all made me feel so welcome here.

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          rodezzy2 | | #15

          I should be cooking and not typing, so let me go get the mac and cheese going. giggle.  Happy Holiday!

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