Thanksgiving Open Thread

The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth by Brownscombe

As I learned in Church — and in life — I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know Who holds the future. I’m thankful to God for all I’ve had, all I have and for the peace that comes with knowing that whatever comes next I’ll be able to handle it with His help and guidance. May you all have a great Thanksgiving and whatever your feeling about the current state of affairs, there’s plenty to be thankful for.

31 comments to Thanksgiving Open Thread

  • Stephanie

    Happy Thanksgiving peeps. Hug the ones you love hard today.

  • I’m thankful today that I won’t have to fix a turkey for 7 people who think I’m a bigot. However, I’ll have to do that on Saturday, so it’s only a short reprieve. Maybe we’ll get through it without anyone telling me what they think of me, and if so I’ll be thankful for that.

    • Scott M.

      Why bother,Lars?

    • Tracy,txmom2many

      I’m sorry Lars. I know it hurts to have family, of all people, misunderstand who we are and why we believe what we do. I also know I’m just an anonymous voice on the internet, but I’m gonna say it anyway; you are a kind man with a real informed faith. I sincerely wish you could be at my house for Thanksgiving and give the boys lessons in sword play. I’d even forgo my annual watching of “It’s a Wonderful Life” :).

    • Matt Helm

      Cut up a keffiyeh to use as napkins.

    • INFJ

      Lars, I’m in the same position. There’s a rule that is never broken when the family gets together: not only don’t we allow conversation about politics but also about religion. You’re only one against seven, I’ll be praying for you for Saturday.

      I’m forever thankful to have had the chance of becoming an American. I have worked and prospered in this unique and wonderful Country.

    • -fritz-

      God bless you Lars! I wish you were here with us today. There’s plenty and the only distasteful part of the day for you, would be watching the Dallas Cowboys do whatever it is they do! :-)

    • JimmyC

      Sorry to hear that, Lars. It sounds to me like some of your family members still don’t understand what it takes to make a family work. When you’re together, you’ve gotta focus on the things that bring you together, not the things that separate you. If it wasn’t politics, it would probably be something else. Here’s hoping they give the bickering a rest and focus on the positive this year.

  • Scott M.


    Quits 2 weeks after the election,so now the taxpayers in Illinois get to pony up for a special election.

  • Dr. Schplatt

    Happy Thanksgiving all! We’ll be doing lunch on Saturday because there’s no day off here. But it’ll still be good.

  • Penelope27

    “I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know Who holds the future” – Amen, brother. Happy Day of Giving Thanks.

  • Scott M.

    Why are there still established churches anyway?To what purpose?Centuries ago they made sense,i.e. to serve the monarchy and its need for conformity.The situation of the C of E is spiritually unhealthy:it is under the control of people(MPs) who are athiest,Catholics,Muslims,etc.Not even adherents of the Church.

    • JimmyC

      Can’t argue with you there, Scott. I still disagree with raising taxes on the 1% because (a) it’s not going to do jack to help the economy, and (b) it’s just an excuse for the socialists to get their foot in the door- next it’ll be the 2%, then the 10%, then anyone who is deemed as having too much. That said, I’m tired of defending people who won’t even defend themselves, or vote in favor of their best interests. They voted for higher taxes, they can pay ’em- I don’t care anymore.

  • Texacalirose

    I am thankful for my Suns and my beautiful, smart, daughter-in-law. I am thankful for my friends, the ones I can hug with my arms and the ones I can only “virtual” hug (you know who you are *o^).

    I am thankful for my Grand Sun and my “coming soon” Grand Dotter. I am in SoCal for the big day & babysat for Grand Sun last night while parents went to see Skyfall (They were underwhelmed). My boy is talking up a storm but Granny doesn’t understand everything he says. So, he was saying, “I huhyee.” I didn’t have clue so I said things like, “OK. That’s nice.” After a few exchanges, he finally said (very clearly), “I want somepin to eat.” [huyee = hungry, duh]. Hysterical – and evidence of the survival mode.

    Dinner at the fire house today; family recipes in effect on Friday at older Sun’s house on the beach. And I’m going to buy something at WalMart because.

    May God bless and save our beautiful country. I am thankful for the mind, body, and spirit is still have for the fight. Guide me Lord, I pray.

  • -fritz-

    Thank you, Floyd, for putting into print under the picture, my exact feelings about God and our thankfulness to Him! God bless you and all your family and our Threedonian group of misfits, and or whatever it is that we all are. I’m indeed thankful for all of you as well!

  • JimmyC

    This is a tough one- I’m finding there’s a little bit less for me to be thankful for this year. It’s been a hard year for me and mine, probably the hardest year of my life so far. Deaths of family members, disease, injury, unemployment, car accidents- you name it, we went through it this year. Even this damn election, which my douchier liberal friends are still gloating about (I use the word “friends” lightly here, as they’ve made it clear that their politics are more important to them than friendship).

    But enough griping- time to put things in perspective and realize that I still have very much to be thankful for. Like the fact that I have an amazing wife and child, who inexplicably continue to like having me around. And good health, the fact that I want for very little in life. Also, the fact that I grew up alot this year; I realized alot about myself and about what I want (and don’t want) out of life. Because of that, I realized that while there’s still alot of work to be done, I’m alot closer to getting where I want to be in life than I was last year, which is a good feeling. And I’m grateful for a God who continues to bless me, and for living in the greatest country in the world, regardless of who’s in the White House.

  • goozer

    Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow denizens!

  • Been wondering why the House doesn’t do a lot of these things… VDH, brilliant, as usual:

  • Stephanie

    Thankful for both my parents. I miss them more than anything and more than anyone could imagine. I will always be their little girl. Thankful for my amazing, brave, Marine husband. Thankful for my sister Joan, Rose, Sister in Law Mary, brothers Jon, Jim, nephew Will, Niece Jodie, Nephew Joey, Niece Ashley, Neice Anna, Neice Melissa, Neice Angela and her two kids Dashiel and Nico. Thankful for my country, thankful for my friends…….
    Thank God He gave me courage to do the reading and the eulogy at my Mom’s funeral.

  • This has been one of the more unusual and eventful years in my life. Got to meet and work with a lot of very cool people and go places I’d never imagined I’d ever get to see in person. All this, plus losing the job I’d had at the company I’d worked, for nearly 11 years. The kicker: it was probably one of the best things to happen to me. Now, I’m FINALLY on my own and I’ve never been happier (or busier.) Don’t think I could ever return to corporate life, again.

    A lot to be grateful for, this year! Including, of course, Mrs. C., who has been with me through every twist and turn this year has given me. I will always be grateful for the blessings God has given this undeserving sinner. His mercies truly know no bounds.

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