Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

Thanksgiving 2015

 

Hello and welcome to the blog.  I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.  Thanksgiving is a favorite occasion because it can be celebrated by most Americans (except certain faiths that don’t recognize holidays).  We Americans have a lot to be thankful for, particularly when the world is in such a state of turmoil.

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The Christmas tree is up extra early… Jen-Jen a.k.a “the chunky monkey” likes to climb the tree to slap its only ornament… The rest are on the garland above.

I don’t really have any special plans for Thursday other than working at Wally World from 8 AM to 3 PM – I am very grateful for that!  Why?  The “event” (early Black Friday sale) starts at 6 PM and it’s going to be a madhouse.  I don’t like crowds and the cacophony of sounds… and can avoid it all!

There are two more reasons to enjoy working the morning hours.  The Deli is cooking a big Thanksgiving dinner for all employees, all shifts – a definite plus!  Also, by working on Thursday, I qualify for a very nice employee discount at a special shopping event in early December.  The enhanced discount means a TON of catfood for the kitties, a new set of kitchen knives, canned goods, and some needed items for the camping effort. (maybe some cans of propane?)

The Thanksgiving shift is going to end at 3 PM and I’m still formulating some plans for the evening but the weather sounds pretty crappy.  It might be a good night just to sit back and be comfortable with the cats and enjoy some egg nog.   Despite the festivities, today (Wednesday) has not been without a little sadness.

Two years ago on the day before Thanksgiving, Dad passed away.  Mom died just after Thanksgiving five years ago.  While it seems like this might be a sad time (and it could be), it is also a great time to think about Mom and Dad and how good they were to my sister and I… and how much they sacrificed for their family.  There is not a day that goes by that I’m not blessed in many ways by their kindess and unselfish acts.

That’s it for now.  I pray that God will keep your families safe, well-fed, cohesive, and loving.  May we remember the many blessings every day of the year.  Take care and thanks for visiting!

Bradford, Jesse James, and kitty Jen-Jen
Jones County, Iowa

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