Wednesday, November 21, 2018

November CupboardScape

Hello Friends!
Can you believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow?
We will be having two dinners this year.
  My family always has dinner at 12:30pm.
So we we will be going to my sisters for
our first feast.
Our second feast will be at dear FIL's.
He wants to host us this year.
My already fat belly will be fatter tomorrow. LOL

When we gather this Thanksgiving with 
friends and/or family,
let us be reminded of the hardships
the Pilgrims endured back in 1620,
for which this holiday is celebrated.

Leaving their homeland 
because of religious persecution.

Leaving their friends and family.

Leaving the security of their home
to travel into uncertainty. 

Leaving the past to create a new future.

Much the same reasons which the Pioneers
travelled out West in the 1800's.

If they had money, they packed their whole life
inside a covered wagon.

Others had to walk the entire way.

It took anywhere from 6 to 8 months
to reach their destinations.

Some died during river crossings.

Some died from just a fever,
while others died from a snake bite.

Sometimes children died just falling 
out of the wagon,
being trampled by a wagon wheel.

Can you imagine having a baby on a wagon train?
Some foremothers did and most of the time
there was no doctor.

It was a hard journey for both 
the Pilgrims and Pioneers.

So as you sit down to celebrate
your Thanksgiving meal,
please take a moment to remember
the Pilgrims and Pioneers
who forged a new way of life
for each and every one of us.
Without these fearless folks,
we may not be here today.

Happy Thanksgiving Blessings To All!



  1. Well said Janice. I wish you a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! Jane

    1. Thank you Jane. May you and your family have blessed Thanksgiving too! Janice

  2. Very thoughtful.. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you Krishna. I hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving too! Janice

  3. Well if that isn't the best little blog post I read today! Thanks for the reminders! Happy Thanksgiving

  4. Thanks Jacky. May you and your family have a happy blessed Thanksgiving! Janice

  5. Happy thanksgiving we have much to be thankful for.

  6. Yes we do Cathy. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Make sure you give sweet B a hug too! Janice


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