We admit we’re fans of Norman Rockwell and Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday because there’s no religion attached and it revolves around gratitude….and great food. Happy Thanksgiving 2010 our bountiful readers!

Posted by Janet on November 25, 2010

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  1. By Hilary
    On November 25, 2010 at

    Agree, Janet! It’s my favorite holiday, too!

  2. By Leo
    On November 25, 2010 at

    Thanks JC, for the invitation of encouraging your readers to remember this special day wth you. It is a eye opener that you are taking the time and sharing this joyous holiday of Thanks with all of us. This historic photograph reminds me so much of the photograph that caught Mike Oher’s attention in the movie The Blind Side.That magazine that he coincidently saw on the coffee table later encouraged Mike to sit at the dinner table,and the Tuohy family joined in with a heartfelt prayer of grace and thankfulness. All the best to you and Family!

  3. By Palermo
    On November 25, 2010 at

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. By Something Nice
    On November 25, 2010 at

    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well, Janet :)

  5. By Indy
    On November 25, 2010 at

    Janet, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Thru all our literary masterpieces, tempers have flared and then cooled down, info exchanged, new things learned, lots of laughter…..Janet, keep up the good work; you’re the best. Hugs

    At 7:12 PM CST.

  6. By Denise
    On November 25, 2010 at

    Well family has left, it’s been a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I’m finishing the most delicious Sangria (made by my sister in law) I’ve ever had. I raise my glass to all of you, and hope that you have many things for which you are grateful.

  7. By SebastianCanada
    On November 25, 2010 at

    Happy Thanksgiving, folks!

  8. By SebastianCanada
    On November 25, 2010 at

    Did I say “folks”? I meant “cousins”! ; )

  9. By cal
    On November 25, 2010 at

    Cheers Janet xx

  10. By strom
    On November 26, 2010 at

    That picture says much!

  11. By dee cee
    On November 26, 2010 at

    Um, gratitude for religious freedom from God ring any bells.. In 1621, the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving to which they invited the Wampanoags, a native American tribe, who had helped them settle and plant new crops in the new land. Back in the second millennium before Christ, the Israelites were also trying to settle in a new land.

    Deuteronomy 26 gives instructions to the Israelites and to us, God’s children, on how to be thankful to God. When we come to worship God, we offer the best of what we have: our time, our talent, our resources. When we pray, our hearts swell with gratitude to God even though we may have experienced hardships and oppressions in the past. When we gather to celebrate the Thanksgiving meal, we are moved to live out the true spirit of thanksgiving by inviting those who are less fortunate than us to share in this celebratory time.

    We are all grateful to God for his provisions and generous gifts. We thank God for good health and good jobs. But what if cancer strikes us or our loved ones? What if a tornado demolishes our home? What if our spouse is injured on the battlefield?

    In Philippians 4:4, the apostle Paul reminds us to be glad and be thankful always. Always? Why? Because we belong to Christ Jesus. We have answered Jesus’ call. Jesus says: “I am the bread that gives life! No one who comes to me will ever be hungry. No one who has faith in me will ever be thirsty” (John 6:35, CEV). Jesus is the reason why we can always thank God, in all circumstances, throughout the year, throughout our life, and not just at Thanksgiving.

    Mattie Stepanek, a thirteen-year-old poet who suffered muscular dystrophy and finally succumbed to the disease on June 22, 2004, wrote in an autobiographical piece: “I want people to know that in every life there are storms. But we must remember to play after every storm and to celebrate the gift of life as we have it, or else life becomes a task, rather than a gift.”

    As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, let us remember to be thankful for God’s gift, his son Jesus Christ, a gift that is too wonderful for words! (2 Corinthians 9:15)

  12. By pit bull lover
    On November 26, 2010 at

    ……religion is a like a penis
    its fine to be proud of it
    but please don’t go waving it around in public or shove it down anyone’s throat.

    other than that thankful, YES.
    happy holidays to all.

  13. By SebastianCanada
    On November 26, 2010 at

    pit bull lover, LOL!!!! One addition:

    Everyone thinks his is so special because it brings HIM so much joy, but to most everyone else it is fugly and stinks.

  14. By Vox
    On November 26, 2010 at

    Wonderful scene. Always appreciated how Rockwell playfully included himself in this painting.

    Happy Thanksgiving, to all.

    Now, EDUCATE YOURSELF for the coming conflicts.

  15. By Indy
    On November 26, 2010 at

    dee cee….that was so lovely and heart-warming. More signs, as you know, are happening & Gabriel is warming up his lips.

  16. By Pippa-London
    On November 26, 2010 at

    No religion involved? The Puritans were as religious as they come.

    “Plymouth Rock Landed on Us”

  17. By SebastianCanada
    On November 27, 2010 at

    Pippa, the Pilgrims landing may have been the beginning of America, spiritually and otherwise, but much happened since then. The move toward a separation of church and state emerged very early because the original thirteen colonies were far from religiously homogeneous.

    So, the bible thumping above, is pretty incongruous to the American spirit.

  18. By Sal Mineo's Zipper Squirrel
    On November 27, 2010 at

    Thanksgiving is NOT a religious holiday. It’s about being thankful for family and friends and helping those less fortunate if you can.
    Using this site as a personal place to hold others hostage to “Christian” preaching is not what this site was created for. Its a GOSSIP site.
    Those of you who do it regularly take note that people of other religions don’t bring theirs here and push the writings of THEIR books of faith and belief off on others. Is there anywhere in your book that teaches about appropriate restraint?

  19. By SebastianCanada
    On November 28, 2010 at

    Yes Sal, Jesus is quoted as saying “render unto Caesar what is Caesars, and God what is God”. This is interpreted (as everything in the bible is interpreted) as being his declaration about personally separating church/faith and state.

  20. By SebastianCanada
    On November 28, 2010 at


    “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and God what is God’s”

  21. By Teddy
    On November 28, 2010 at

    Norman Rockwell is also a favorite of mine. Love all the Thanksgiving foods. Happy Turkey Day!


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