Happy Thanksgiving!


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Happy Thanksgiving folks! Wishing everyone a healthy happy and restful holiday.

Despite the turmoil, I would say we still have a lot to be thankful for.


Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789​

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Washington issued a proclamation on October 3, 1789, designating Thursday, November 26 as a national day of thanks. In his proclamation, Washington declared that the necessity for such a day sprung from the Almighty’s care of Americans prior to the Revolution, assistance to them in achieving independence, and help in establishing the constitutional government.
Quid retribuam Domino pro omnibus quae retribuit mihi?

Calicem salutaris accipiam, et nomen Domini invocabo.


What shall I render to the Lord, for all the things he hath rendered unto me?

I will take the chalice of salvation; and I will call upon the name of the Lord.

Ps. 115 : 12-13 (Douay-Rheims)


Happy Thanksgiving Y'all !


Look-- Indians -- sorry, cancel-culture !​
Happy Thanksgiving all. All the best to those who are spending their first holiday season without a special someome who they lost this year, too. I know it’s a hard time of year, especially if you lost someone close to you as the holidays approach and it’s your first season without them. Keep them in your thoughts and stay strong.
I'm sitting in an AA meeting listening to tales of gratitude. My contribution was that for me, every day is Thanksgiving. For all the trials I've been through in my 60 years on this earth, the last 35 years of sobriety have been the best. As I contemplate the horrors going on around the world, I thank God for what I have. I thank God that I was born in the USA. As messed up is it is, I still think it's the best County on earth. I think people today take so much for granted. As my Grandmother always said "Thank God for what you have, because it could always be worse".
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The kale and broccoli are ours; the carrots and romanesco are someone else's but grown locally. They're not technically raw (the kale is, of course) - the broccoli and romanesco are blanched slightly, just enough to take the harsh rawness off; and the carrots were prepared en sous vide with butter and a bay leaf again just to take the harshness off. Dip is tahini/Dijon/maple.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Brined and spatchcocked turkey is in the works. Elk sausage/ venison hamburger stuffing made with homemade sourdough bread and elk bone broth. Squash and scalloped potatoes. Daughter is making apple and a pumpkin pie!

Edit: adding some fresh bear meat to the stuffing
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Happy Thanksgiving to all.

It is just Me and the Missus again this year. All of my family is gone, and her family (still) wants nothing to do with us because we did not get vaccinated.

Just as well, I hated traveling on Thanksgiving and don't need the arguments.

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You’re invited to our place next year! 🍻
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