Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Quiet before the storm

Today is Sunday and as I am getting over a cold my son is building with Mega Blocks and my daughter is quietly reading in her room.  The wife still sleeps and who can blame her after the busy Thanksgiving we hosted. We had friends over and what a great time.  Anyway before I go make breakfast I realized next weekend we have two gigs and then another the following Sunday.  Not to mention all sorts of other events and parties as December descends upon us.  I am content to watch the son build for now and scramble up some eggs for the kids. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and if you can come see the Poochamungas play next weekend. Saturday December 6th at the Apollo Recreation Center in Alsip for Santas Landing. Also Sunday December 7th at the Marina Grand in New Buffalo, MI for the Teddy Bear TeaHave a great Sunday and may you survive the upcoming Xmas season with your sanity intact!

The bunny eared Pooch

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Much to be thankful for

This is my favorite holiday of the year. No presents to send or receive. No carols to be sung. While I do enjoy the next holiday I do wish the retail world would stop jamming it down my throat before Halloween has even ended. Today I shall enjoy the company of family and friends while remembering all there is to be grateful for this year. I shall endeavour to teach this to my children as well. If the world had a little more gratitude and kindness it would be a better place. May you all have a great day filled with tasty food and the ones you love. Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving

rockwell turkeyMy favorite Holiday of the year has arrived.  Forget the fireworks, New Year Drunkeness and the over commercialization of Christmas.  Thanksgiving rates #1 in my Holiday catalog. Getting together with loved ones to share a big meal and if your so inclined watch a football game or two. To be thankful for what we have and those we get to share it with is such a novel concept.  So novel many big retailers have completely overlooked it and are going to be open on Thanksgiving moving straight to Christmas.  Which is a shame.  Because those that own those stores have so very much to be thankful for there should be no need to be open.  But I digress…. For me Thanksgiving always brings memories of growing up in our house on Major in Chicago.  Every year we hosted for our family and then later we’d end up by our neighbors the Ott’s.  One year it was filled with snowball fights as we had 8 inches of the white stuff early that year  One year Mr. Ott had canvased the neighbothood with “All You Can Eat Turkey Dinner… .50!” signs with all arrows leading to our house. He then placed BIG sign on our front lawn. Mr. Ott was a bit of a prankster. Now I hope I can give my kids the same kind of memories I grew up with. That they learn to be grateful for the blessings we already have. Speaking of which I gotta make some breakfast for them.  Chocolate chip banana pancakes anyone?  Happy Thanksgiving.