Well the weekend is almost here.
Temps here in Michigan will be in the 60's.
Am so very thankful for many things,
so decided this month's cupboardscape
would try and reflect on that.
Our forefathers and foremothers
had to struggle making it in this new world.
They had to work, and work hard
to eke out a living.
It was not easy.
Weather and illness took its toll on them.
We all must give thanks.
Give thanks to them that forged ahead,
so that we could be a free country.
who had to work the land,
day in and day out.
In hopes that they would be able to reap
Not only to put food on their table,
also to feed their livestock.
They could not just drive to the local
store for things they wanted.
They used everything they could.
Made do with what they had.
Later this month we will sit down
to our Thanksgiving dinner.
Please take a moment to thank
your ancestors for all they did for us.
the 1700 and 1800's
were difficult ones.
I will remember my great grandparents
who made a living in this wild
world full of trees and open spaces
in the thumb area of Michigan.
back in the 1800's.
They went through the terrible fire
that destroyed everything in its path,
both human and livestock were lost.
This fire went across our state from
the West all the way to the shores
of Lake Huron to the East
before ending its path of destruction.
The winds that whipped this fire were so
strong, all were lost in its path.
Fortunately for my great grandparents,
the fire went just to the North of them.
They were spared.
They could hear it and see it,
and even smell it.
Which reminds me of the devastating fires out West
we have now.
So please just take a few moments
to say a wee prayer
for those who sacrificed everything
to live in this country
we call the
Land Of The Free
Home Of The Brave.
November Blessings To All!