Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Today's Link
Diane's Place

Saying for the Day
Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the LORD.
Psalm 118:18-20

Picture of the Day

What better time for A Thanksgiving meme than Thanksgiving and what better meme than this one borrowed with thanks from Melli.

Thanksgiving Meme... And Stuff~n~Such...

1. Which do you like better: cooking at your house, or going elsewhere?
Going elsewhere

2. Do you buy a fresh or frozen bird?
Bought a fresh bird once but he was so hard to catch and kill that now we settle for frozen.

3. What kind of stuffing?
You mean there are kinds. Wow! Nobody told us that.

4. Sweet potato or pumpkin pie?

5. Do you believe that turkey leftovers are a curse, or the point of the whole thing?
What leftovers

6. Which side dish would provoke a riot if you left it off the menu?
We aren’t much into side dishes

7. Do you save the carcass to make soup or stock?

8. What do you wish you had that would make preparing Thanksgiving dinner easier?
Two stoves

9. Do you get up at the crack of dawn to have dinner ready in the early afternoon, or do you eat at your normal dinner hour?
We are getting up at the crack of dawn to get everything ready to go to Pat’s

10. If you go to somebody else’s house, what’s your favorite dish to bring?
A lemon pie but the real kind not the Wal Mart kind

11. What do you wish one of your guests would not bring to your house? What would you like them to bring?
Themselves. Anything they want we won’t be home

12. Does your usual mix of guests result in drama, or is it a group you’re happy to see?
When this family gets together extreme boredom is the general rule.

13. Is your cranberry sauce fresh or canned? Whole or jellied?
Canned. Jellied

14. What’s your absolute favorite thing on the menu?

15. Share one family tradition.
We play cards. Used to be black jack but now it’s canasta.
We take a moment to thank God for the wonder of the past year.

News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal.
It is Thanksgiving in Pigeon Falls and people there have lots to be thankful for. Despite the bad economy in the nation as a whole Pigeon Falls has had a great influx of tourists and the local economy is strong. The dark shadow of the driblet has not fallen. The only thing that has fallen is a little snow and that was good for the hunters. They have a whale , a dragon, a poltergeist, and a ghost piano player. No other towns have all of those or any of them for that matter.
In the last year the main street got repaved, the pigeons got saved, great festivals were held, and the Iron Mine added two new employees. The town has lots to be thankful for.
But last night and there is no way this can be sugar-coated the turnout for the community Thanksgiving Service was abysmal. The previous Friday over a thousand people attended the Community Tractor Pull but only fourty two showed up for the service. There a very evangelical Pastor Joan reminded them of all that God had given them in the past year. If there was a thermometer that could measure religious fervor the town would be near freezing. One has to wonder if a lot of people simply masquerade as Christians.
Pastor Joan, of course , would deny that. She is so into that Lutheran grace stuff.
In any case all the people of Pigeon Falls wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and don’t eat too much.

Wrap Up
I am t6hankful for the day. In the morning my oxygen was up slightly. I scanned another set of slides and cleaned up some things on the computer. Pennie, Betty, and I had our Thanksgiving feast at Old Country Buffet. I had great roast beef and ham and skipped the turkey. A nice lady gave us a devotional guide with no pitch. So I spent a little time talking to her. She and her husband buy these guides to give away as a personal ministry. I am thankful for brave perople like her. When we came home I scanned some more slides and visited some of my links. I got about half of them visited. Then Betty, Pennie, and I played the traditional Thanksgiving game of canasta which I won. Tomorrow we go to Pat's and celebrate again. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

Grace is good. One should be thankful for that.

6:09 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

NO pumpkin pie? Only REAL lemon huh? I like real lemon at Easter... it just seems more like a SPRING pie to me!

Sandy (Flip Flop) sent me a spam the other day about a masked gunman walking into a full church on Sunday morning, holding up a machine gun and asking WHO would take a bullet for the Lord. After 95% of the congragation scurried out, he took of his mask and said "Okay Pastor, I got rid of all the hypocrites, you can proceed now." (bet you've heard that before...) But anyway ... Pigeon Falls is reminding me of that! Pastor Paul spoke similarly on Sunday - in an attempt to get more people to show up last night. They didn't. There were nowhere NEAR 42 of us... maybe 22! Including the choir. But I'm as guilty as the rest when it comes to the Wednesday night service... I only go during Advent and Lent and "special" occasions like last night. I have gone a few times for a normal Wednesday. We have 5 regulars that attend. Pastor doesn't doesn't do a full service... he just does a little Bible study and communion. It's actually quite nice and cozy... and the 5 are good friends of mine! I just can't seem to get in the HABIT of doing it. I need to work on that...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Dr! Eat plenty! Life's short! (at least on Earth...)

6:15 AM  
Blogger Dragonstar said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Dr John.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Enjoy the day!

8:40 AM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

Wishing you and Betty and your Family a Very Happy Thanksgiving.

9:40 AM  
Blogger juliana said...

have a wonderful thanksgiving!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Thanks for your visit to my Thanksgiving Sky Watch, Dr. John. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, and it looks like you did, too.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Lu' said...

Happy Thanksgiving :) Hope you and yours are well.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Carletta said...

Oh Dr. John I hope you had a very Blessful Thanksgiving!
I've not been around in couple of days because preparing for 12 adults and a baby is work!!
Old Country Buffet - haven't been to one of those in years.
Many, Many Blessings!

9:08 PM  
Blogger Peter (Worldman): said...

After 4 days of "travel abstinence" I am back online. This time, I will not steal the meme. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving and I would have no input that makes sense.

But: Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

11:28 PM  

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