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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Let's Gather To Gather... Again

Just as the title implies, very soon just about every household on the planet will do exactly that; they will "Gather to Gather".  I'm not an authority on this bountiful and magnificent holiday, but I truly look forward to it every single year. So lets start with just a small, yet brief step back into the past. Hopefully, you can hold out for a spell, but if you're as impatient as I am, you are more than ready to dive deeply into the hundreds and hundreds of extra calorie laden pounds of "GOOD EATS".

Don't worry we'll be eating soon, but first...

Our story starts long long ago, when a group of people who we'll simply call pilgrims, landed on a rock of land they later called Plymouth. Of course as luck would have it, they soon discovered that they were not there alone. There were other two legged, upright walking, air breathing individuals on that rock as well. We'll called the newly discovered inhabitants... Indians.

Now you've got to know, there was a natural curiosity factor a mist and probably a lot of little conversations about... this is mine and that might be yours, but we want it...ummm.

Somehow over whatever period of time that followed, common sense prevailed and the two parties decided it was in the best interest of everyone to share and wouldn't you know it, suddenly someone yelled lets have a P-A-R-T-Y!! (must have been an ancestor of mine).

I'm sure there was lots of screaming and yelling and excitement expressed without limits. Unfortunately the chants and shouts of excitement was short lived, because I can just imagine..., that's when someone boldly asked, "what the heck is a P-A-R-T-Y ?"

So, I'm assuming they all compromised again and the leaders agreed that since there was food flying around in the air and food roaming around on the ground as well, it was best to just share a meal. Actually just having a meal had to boring, and since its my story we'll rename it and call it a Feast instead.

There you have it, now you know what I know about the first THANKSGIVING..... Except I can't remember how they actually settled on "TURKEY", but then who's complaining?

Every year, the tradition of THANKSGIVING, allows our family to come together in a way that's very special and unique. We always invite one new person or couple to share in our blessed festivities. As we prepare to dine, we all stand in a large family circle and hold each others hand. Then, we each take a turn to openly express that which we are personally thankful for. Of course, our new guest(s) are also allowed to share their thankful thoughts should they choose too.  Well, I guess theres no need for further delay...

You're always welcomed to have a seat at our table.....

               HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

* This is a re-post selected from the achieves, with minor photo and title changes.


  1. I love Thanksgiving because it's all about family, friends and feast of foods. We don't celebrate it back in my country(Philippines) though. :-)

  2. That's a wonderful family tradition, opening your home
    and friendship to someone.

  3. My wife's younger brother, his wife and brand new baby are coming to visit for Thanksgiving. Plus, my daughter has moved back home from California, so Thanksgiving should be pretty lively this year.

  4. I live in Canada and here the Thanksgiving we celebrate is IMO the best holiday of the year. Canada is further north than the United States, that means our harvest season begins earlier so our Thanksgiving is in October. Thanksgiving for Canadians is about giving thanks for the harvest season, giving thanks for those who have passed and those who are with us, giving thanks for all we received and all we learned throughout the year past.

  5. What a sumptuous meal you have displayed here! I love Thanksgiving too. I rise at 5:00 a.m. and the cooking begins. The family fills the house and it is a joyous time. Now you really have me looking forward to it with great anticipation.

  6. I LOVE this holiday because it does bring family and friends together to celebrate something wonderful. I also like your idea to invite someone new to enjoy the holiday with you and yours. What a great way to show thanks for what you have, by sharing it!

  7. Clarence, wishing you and your family a happy and bountiful Thanksgiving. This year we won't be spending the day with family. A friend invited us over to share a meal with a few of her friends that we haven't yet met. So it should be interesting.

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