Good day to you!

By: Proserpina , 3:58 PM GMT on November 20, 2012

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For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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58. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
12:24 AM GMT on November 30, 2012
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57. RobDaHood
6:17 PM GMT on November 29, 2012
Hey Prose!
Sorry, I've been meaning to get by here and say Good Day to You for a couple days now. Keep getting distracted.
Hope you are having a nice day!
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56. sandiquiz
7:38 AM GMT on November 29, 2012
Hi Pros, the Internet went down because they are upgrading to high speed laser cables at the exchange, and we were warned it might go down for a few hours about once a fortnight. It is ok because I can still use the Internet on my phone via G3, but hate typing on such small keys unless I have to! They are ok for brief texts, but lengthy posts in WU - no way, not unless I really have to!

Talking of lengthy posts, I am sorry you lost your post to me... If only we were mind-readers it would save a lot of time. You could think what you wanted to say and fling it across the Altantic to me! lol

Take it easy, just like I am! lol

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55. Proserpina
11:48 PM GMT on November 28, 2012
Sorry Sandi, what caused the problem with the internet service? I hope is well now.

, it is at least the second tornado in the southern part of Italy (at least that's what I read). Unheard of in that area. There are so many unexplained weather related events lately, all over the world,and yet the powers that be keep insisting that there is no climate change. I humbly say, yes, there is a climate change.

Hi Ylee, can't wait to see your new cams. They are always interesting and do transport us to interesting places.
Early this morning I decided that I needed to go to the Mall, something I rarely do these days. I came back in mid-afternoon with lots of goodies from the Mall, and groceries from my last stop on the way home. I had planned to add another little stop but my body told me that I needed to stop and get home.
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54. Ylee
11:06 PM GMT on November 28, 2012
Hi, Pros! Spent most of my computer time looking for cams for the new blog; hope you've had a good day today!
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53. Skyepony (Mod)
9:18 PM GMT on November 28, 2012
These twisters traipsing through cities are insane, especially in these countries where they are really rare.

Shore~ I've been holiday cleaning too.
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52. sandiquiz
9:17 PM GMT on November 28, 2012
Been without Internet for several hours today, so just dropping in to say....
' A good day to you, too!'
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51. Proserpina
7:44 PM GMT on November 28, 2012
Thank you Shore for the video info. I have been out all day and had no idea about this devastating tornado. It really is an INCREDIBLY SCARY TORNADO!

The young man shooting the video says that tornadoes have never been seen in Taranto!
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50. shoreacres
3:41 PM GMT on November 28, 2012
Morning, Pros ~

I'm flat out of breath. It was my morning to be the housecleaner today! I've been putting off and putting off asking the office to send over the maintenance crew to take care of an assortment of little repair jobs around here. I finally went in yesterday when I got home from work and gave them the whole list. Unfortunately, there's at least one item in each room, and that danged ceiling on the balcony. Sooooo.... since I could not be embarassed by an untidy house when the guys come, it was house cleaning time. It looks lovely now - except I still have window washing to do, and a whole lot of dusting and woodwork cleaning. Then, I believe I'll be ready for the holidays!

Now, I've got to get myself off to work, but I wanted to bring you a link to something I saw during my quick news browse - a tornado in Taranto, Italy. It's just amazing - you can see it here.

Have a good day. That Fontanini figure GG posted is beautiful! Your collection must be gorgeous!
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49. Proserpina
1:04 PM GMT on November 28, 2012
Good morning GG, there always is room for you on the blog, and yes, there is room for Fontanini figurines. I actually have the one in the photo but not a hanging one, it is a statuette to sit in the Creche. I do have some Fontanini hanging ornaments, most deal with the Holy Family.
As soon as I start a new blog (no theme, just a new page), perhaps you could repost this photo. Thank you.
By the way, I did not forget the name of the Panettone that I buy, I finally found the information. It is the BAULI panettone. Usually I buy them at Costco.

, I just listened to the fun song. Well, it offers a gift of tangerines, one of my favorite fruit! Listening to the song, my foot tapped in time with the song and my head moved in a similar way. Yup, a fun little song. Thank you Bogon for stopping by and leaving something fun.

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48. GardenGrrl
10:55 AM GMT on November 28, 2012
Good Morning, do you have room on your blog for Fontanini figurines?

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47. Bogon
11:45 PM GMT on November 27, 2012
Hello, hello!

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46. Proserpina
10:20 PM GMT on November 27, 2012

RAIN asked for a photo of my little old lady Koko. Well, here is the elderly Koko in her favorite position and hiding spot. K's hair is very sparse, one of the effects of her Cushings Disease.
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45. Proserpina
3:35 PM GMT on November 27, 2012
Ylee, aside from the dropped needles, I used to love a live tree. The scent of fresh greenery is unsurpassed! Now we are taking the easy way out, artificial tree with attached lights. Usually we do add an extra strand of lights. But fresh is the BEST!
Hubby does use Ybay but I stay away from it. I am pretty sure that if I go to Amazon, I could easily order the Fontanini figurines from them but I really need to stop collecting. Too much 'junk' in my house as it is, and I do not have a basement for storage.

Wishing you a nice day as well.
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44. Ylee
3:23 PM GMT on November 27, 2012
Good morning, Pros! We've had a live tree the past three years, and we've had pretty good luck at keeping it green , as I always cut about two inches off the bottom before putting it in the stand, and keep plenty of water in the stand.(my stand is a large one, and it'll hold over a gallon of water). I've also changed over to LED lighting on the tree, as well, to lessen the chances of the tree catching on fire!

Have you tried ebay for new Fontanini figurines?

Have a nice day!
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43. Proserpina
3:01 PM GMT on November 27, 2012
Hi Aqua, it was wonderful chatting with you this morning. The fish emulsifier did increase the size of the burnett. I see a patch of burnett in my future garden. Shortly I am going to google to find out the medicinal properties of burnett.

, I had to laugh when I read that you know know why your mom wanted 'out with the old'! Those needles are a pain in the neck, to put it nicely. When we used to have live Christmas trees, I used to find needles stuck in stuffed chairs, rugs, etc. for many months after the disposal of the tree.
I guess you will have to keep the lower level of the tree ornament-less or the kitty will surely bring down the tree. Our Koko, when she was much younger, used to play with the tree and a few times came close to toppling the whole thing down. Now she just sits under the tree like a pretty wrapped package. On the December blog, I will probably post a photo of K under last year's tree. Does Sox have white paws? When I think of a cat named Sox, I think of the white house Sox of a few years ago.
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42. aquak9
2:46 PM GMT on November 27, 2012

About the burnett-

I tried a new fertilizer, a Fish and Seaweed emulsion by Nature's Harvest. The company is a good family-oriented company, and that is very important to me.

The top one had fertilizer, look how much thicker and larger the leaves have become. The bottom one has been fertilized now, too- I want all my plants to look this good!

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41. janetlee
2:19 PM GMT on November 27, 2012
And a good day to you too.

I am also one of those who wait until a week before Christmas for the tree, etc and until 12th night before taking it down. Growing up and when the kids were at home the tree was usually up the first week of Dec. and taken down New years Eve. Mother always said it was bad luck to leave the old in when going into a new year.And I used that same saying on our kids. Now I know it was simply because she was so very tired of all the needles on the floor. I do not use a live tree so thats not a problem. However I am really dreading putting up the tree this year because of the new kitty. I know we will be constantly plucking him from the tree. He is like a reincarnation of our now deceased cat, Sox.

Take care...
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40. Proserpina
2:18 PM GMT on November 27, 2012
Good morning again.

Alley, good suggestion. I used to do this for our retiree luncheons when held at my house. It was our group rules, pot luck. When I invite people for a holiday dinner I really want to do something for my guests, I want to give them my best effort. Lately, when they ask if they can bring something, I will say a dessert or a salad to augment my offerings. So for Thanksgiving my DIL brought several desserts but the problem is that I am an Italian grandmother and prepared several desserts anyways. By the way, I would never be like my mom who used to prepare food for an army and then say 'mangia, mangia' and mean it. I was not going to be the good nonna, never! Wrong! Like mothers, like daughters, that's the fate of all of us.

, beautiful photo in 'green', I particularly like the raindrops. They seem like transparent pearls trimming the edges of the leaves.
I did not know that burnett is edible. Is it used in salads or served cooked as a vegetable?
Glad that you liked the greenery. I have the same one and find that I have to water it everyday. It is so dry in this house even though the humidifier is on. At the moment mine is sitting in the living room, flanked by two angel figurines.
This year I am not bringing out all of my ornaments, in fact most will remain in the closets. I have already displayed a few Santas, many Angels, set up the Nativity Scene. Today I will set up a few more items, and then start nagging hubby to set up the tree. I must say that the house looks denuded without the usual festive artifacts but I am in a self preservation mode.

Sandi, wow, you have the windows cleaned every month? I am impressed. Mine get cleaned once a year from the outside, that's that. From the inside, as needed.
When I worked I put up the tree and all other Christmas stuff right before Christmas, work came first. Now I start early because I do a little at a time and by the time I finish it will be close to the day. This year I seem to have start quite early, do not know why. I too keep my tree up until after Epiphany. The Nativity Scene as well.
So did you go out to take photos this morning? I noticed that our mutual buddy on the other site, has taken a few photos to post. They are lovely.

, that is a lot of figurines but it is my hobby as well. I have been collecting the Fontanini figurines for many years. The company puts out a few new ones each new season and so I either buy them or they are given to me (mostly I have bought them). The last two years, to my dismay, I have not bought any. It is a combination of downsizing and the fact that they are no longer easily available in this area. I did buy some on line but I had problems with the retailer last year so I did not try to do business with them this year.
Also, when I was a child my family did not have a tree, nor the rest of the town (not part of the culture of those times) but instead the families erected whole 'cities' full of working people, lakes, rivers,.... called Presepio - Creche - Nativity Scene. Christmas was just that, a religious holiday and treated as such. Children received some small gifts on Jan. 6, the Epiphany. That's the day that represents the arrival of the Magi to adore baby Jesus, and honor Him with their gifts. Today, they have adopted all of the American customs, Christmas Trees, Santas, gifts galore,.... and as I understand it demoted the religious fervor of yore.

Good morning Karen, part of my comment about setting out Christmas decorations is found in my comment for Sandi, and even Ylee. I used pretty much follow your schedule but times change and adaption is the key to survival. Another words, I am much slower to get things done so I have to start earlier and finish much later than the usual. You reminded me that somewhere I have a Christmas flag, I should probably look for it and display it too. We'll see.

Hi Bug. I did not know that your hubby is a Redskins fan (come think of it, the Redskins were originally a team in the South). He sure has good taste! They are maddening at times (ok, lately all of the time) but they are OUR Redskins!
Often families are divided about their favorite teams for whatever reason, you and your family are no exception. I guess the trick is to tease lightly the 'opponent' but respect the divided choices. Pretty much like politics in my house! LOL!
Years ago, my SIL brought me a Staghorn Fern from her Florida garden. I was able to keep it alive for many years, bringing it out in the summer. Eventually it died. I liked it a lot.

Good morning GG. I left a comment on your blog yesterday. I love people watching, it is a hobby for me!
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39. Proserpina
1:34 PM GMT on November 27, 2012
Good morning. I posted the following quote on FB and I like it so much that I am posting it here too:

“I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou
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38. Alleyoops
7:56 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Well PROS, I see you survived another holiday of feasts and fun. See I knew you could do it...and I bet you enjoyed each moment spent with family and friends too although I am sure you are tired now and need to catch up with your rest before the next onslaught...

Why don't you do like I did one Christmas, I had a potluck dinner where everyone brought something and all I did was serve the prime rib roast beef with roasted potatoes. One brought turkey, one brought ham, others brought sides, and some even brought dessert and of course WINE...LOL Sure made for a fun time and everyone truly enjoyed themselves. Takes a lot of the extra work out of it for you and then you can really enjoy the holiday more.

Well dear one, take it easy for a while now and enjoy your quiet time before the rush begins again. BIG HUGS
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37. aquak9
6:07 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Hi mom- this is an edible herb called burnett, I love the dewdrops that decorate in the fall.

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36. sandiquiz
4:58 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Oh, I misunderstood and thought the cleaners came each week, but I can see how that might be expensive. All you can do is make hubby and KoKo live in one room after they clean the house and keep the rest of the rooms clean and tidy for Christmas!

I had the window cleaner on Saturday afternoon. He normally cleans outside only, about once a month, but I had booked him to come and clean inside as well on this occasion. They look good at the moment, and hopefully will stay that way until Christmas, although it did rain almost immediately after he had finished outside! lol

Hope you had a good day, and managed to complete your nativity scene.

Karen, I put up the decorations about a week before Christmas, but they must stay up until Epiphany, January the 6th.... and the twelfth day of Christmas!

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35. Ylee
2:56 AM GMT on November 26, 2012
An 120 piece Nativity set? Goodness, you must have half of Bethlehem in it! :)

My wife tries to accomodate the people she cleans house for; last week, they had a last minute change, and she had to stop cleaning midway through, and return two days later to finish the job!

Hope you had a nice Sunday!
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34. SBKaren
2:38 AM GMT on November 26, 2012
Hi Pros - glad you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. The only thing I've done about holiday decorating so far is changed my flags (I have a flag, both in front, and in back). I'm just not ready yet. Christmas is a month away and I just can't look at it for that long! Does that make me a scrooge??? I remember when we used to put the lights (and tree) up a week before Christmas and took it all down a week later. Then we went to 2 weeks before and a week after. Now I'm about 2 1/2 weeks before and take it down the next day! LOL Getting old does that to you I guess!
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33. palmettobug53
5:06 PM GMT on November 25, 2012
Happy Sunday, Pros.

Hubby was happy about the Redskins win, too. That's been his team for as long as I've known him.

He was happy last night, too, though I'm sure Dad is very disappointed. The annual Clemson/Carolina game did not go the way he wanted it. Or me. Or the rest of my family, on both sides. SMom is a Carolina gal. So she and Hubby have bragging rights. Again.....

I had to get creative this year with my outside potted plants. The last 3 winters, I had a little plastic portable greenhouse to use but one side of it, at the bottom, rotted out. When I was taking it down to put it away, one entire side ripped loose and I had to toss it. I knew I had to downsize the outside plants, so I gave some away late this summer.

I hated to let my staghorn fern go but it had gotten so big. Even if I still had the little greenhouse, it would no longer fit. I have no room inside for it. I gave it to a girl at work that has a fairly good sized permanent greenhouse. She was delighted!

I suppose I could order another one of those portable greenhouses but I figured I'd see what I had on hand and if I could jimmy rig something up for the 6-8 potted plants I had left.

I sure wish I had a garage or an enclosed porch or something like that. But I don't and must make do!

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32. GardenGrrl
11:01 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Good Morning, it was a great Thanks Giving which means it will most likely be a great Holiday Season.
We went out at noon on Black Friday mostly to people watch. Came home with a wireless printer/scanner/copier that does double sided copy as well. All this for $79. Did I mention you can also send things from your smart print? So if it works half as good as billed I will be very happy. The other printer is ten years old and miss feeds a lot these days.
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31. Proserpina
10:27 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Good morning Sandi. My plan for the day is to continue bringing downstairs and setting up Christmas items. Yesterday I began to set up the Nativity Scene. The first hurdle was to find a spot in the house large enough to set up a very big table on which to display the Nativity Scene. The area and the particular piece of furniture in the living room that I formerly used are no longer available. So hubby set up a monstrous table in the family room which I covered with a gold colored tablecloth. And that's the location of this year's Nativity Scene. I played with the idea to end my tradition to set out the over 120 figurines for the Scene (just bring out the three main characters and a couple of angels)but the grandchildren came to mind and up go the figurines (individually wrapped and boxed).
The cleaning team comes on a Friday, every two weeks. This year the scheduled housecleaning is the Friday after Christmas. Too late for the Christmas housecleaning. Last year I tried to move up the day of the cleaning but they have so many costumers that they could not accommodate me. I do not hire private people, instead I have a contract with a company who sends out a team of four or five on the scheduled days. I will manage somehow to have the house ready for my family's Christmas Eve dinner and festivities.

Bug, you have creative ways to save the annual plants. I used to save a few favorite ones by bringing some into the garage and others to school to sit on my window sills. Usually I brought the geraniums to school and my students and I enjoyed lovely flowers all winter long. At the end of the school year the plants came home to their places in the yard. Now I let the plants meet their fate, I do not have the space in the house for them nor do I have the energy to tend to them (inside nor outside). The local nursery loves to see me in Spring, that's when I get in my buy and then buy some more mode.
I read somewhere about the surprise complimentary Thanksgiving dinner. What a lovely gesture by your husband's employer, a deserved treat I am sure. I am so glad that you did go out to celebrate the traditional day.

Hi Ylee. Yes, we had a delicious dinner and a fun time with the grandchildren. Icing indeed! Hail Redskins!
Did I spoil Koko, you know that I did! Plus she had additional attention from the grandchildren.

Janet, our children do have busy lives. I know my local son is involved with coaching his children's different teams, doing what involved parents do with their active children, working at his formal job,... As a result I do not see him and the rest of his family too often, mostly the big holidays and birthdays. My other son lives in another state and I don't see much of him either (but we chat by phone often), work is a necessary 'evil' for him too! Anyways, your daughter will be coming back to visit soon, and hopefully for a longer period of time.
As parents we take what our children can offer in the way of visits, better than not having contact at all. I know that I was the first one to leave home and to move several states away after my marriage. I tried my best to visit often but my sons came soon enough and I had my little personal family to keep me very busy. Mom did not understand but I did try to be the best daughter possible.

Thank goodness that Thanksgiving is out of the way and now we can start the Christmas fun! Or whatever holiday you celebrate fun!
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30. sandiquiz
8:55 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Morning Pros,

What have you got on the agenda for today? Hopefully, something simple and relaxing after the hectic week, last week.
I read where you were worried about the cleaning team coming near Christmas.
All you have to do is get the food all prepared, and in the freezer except the vegetables. Then when the cleaners arrive on Friday, all you have to do is sit with your feet up until Monday, Christmas Eve, in a clean house. Simple :-)
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29. palmettobug53
10:19 PM GMT on November 24, 2012
We've got a freeze warning out tonight, too.

I got all my plants covered up. There's a few hanging pots of things like petunias that I just shoved up underneath the big lantana. I hope it will protect them so that I can get a few more weeks out of them. They are still blooming to beat the band.

If they make it, fine. If not, I'll replant the the pots next spring when the stores start putting out the bedding plants again.

The rest are the back yard, up against the chain link fence, with plywood on three sides, packed in with pine straw and covered with sheets, then an old clear shower curtain liner. They're right where they get the last bit of afternoon sun, as a final warm up for those cold nights.

I wanted wheat straw but no one here seems to stock it anymore. I went to Home Depot and Lowe's. Walmart never carries bales of anything. I suppose someone local might have it but I wasn't going to drive all over Creation, searching.
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28. Ylee
8:11 PM GMT on November 24, 2012
Glad you had a great Thanksgiving, Pros! The Skins' win was icing on the cake! Did you spoil Koko? :)
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27. janetlee
7:38 PM GMT on November 24, 2012
I hope you & yours had a wonderful holiday. But probably as with the rest of us ate far too much.
We had our D & granddogs up for a few days. She headed back to florida very early this morning. It seems as if the visits get shorter each time she has to leave. I know its just because we hate to see her go. Oh well, she'll be back up next month for a longer one.
Our weather is turning colder tonight also we have freeze warnings out. I am not looking forward to the colder days of winter. I need to start bringing in some of the potted plants into the garage so.....

Take care
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26. Proserpina
1:36 PM GMT on November 24, 2012
Good morning. I just ate a breakfast of leftover cranberry, and pumpkin breads. Yummy.

Time to think about Christmas decorations and gift buying especially for the grandchildren. Actually I already have purchased a bunch on nice items for one of the grandchildren, but that's just the beginning.

It was 35 degrees when I checked this morning. We are supposed to get colder weather as the day-week progresses. As long as the white stuff stays away, it is all good.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
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25. Proserpina
2:22 AM GMT on November 24, 2012
GG, absolutely. Loved that game! And so far we love RGIII! While us foggies once again felt the old rivalry with the opposing team,my grandson is immune to the rivalry. His generation is missing all of the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry fun.

Bug, for many of us it is a day that we will never forget. I too remember the exact place and time, and the panic in my heart. By the way, hubby and I were married just a few months before that fateful day and so our next year anniversary will also be the 50th.
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24. GardenGrrl
1:35 AM GMT on November 24, 2012
Hey how 'bout those Redskins! That was definitely a game to be thankful for.
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23. palmettobug53
10:13 PM GMT on November 23, 2012
Pros, I have newspapers from the days after Kennedy's assassination. Possibly for the day itself, as we had an evening edition at the time. They're stored away on my closet shelf. Not the best place nor in the best container but they are away from light. They're in pretty good condition but I need to get them properly contained for preservation.

I don't specifically remember being told about him being shot but I do remember everyone being sent home from school early, all the non-stop news on TV and how upset my parents were.
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22. Proserpina
7:30 PM GMT on November 23, 2012
Thank you very much for the Thanksgiving greetings and your posts.

Mass, finally you might have a few days for yourself. I am glad that your doctor gave you an 'ultimatum', you do need to take care of yourself first. Please start eating and get some needed pounds on you. I wish I could share mine, I'd do so gladly. LOL!

Good morning or better yet, good afternoon Bug. I also wonder why somebody in Timbaktu(sp.?) would be interested in my blog or anyone's blogs but the answer will remain a mystery.

Sandi, how did your visit go? Did you all enjoy the Jam Swiss Roll? I hope that your friend is feeling ok and healing nicely.
All of the goodies that I prepared for our TG dinner were/are yummy. There are enough leftovers for another week, especially with the turkey soup that I will be making in a day or two. I am also playing with the idea of making a turkey pot pie with the leftover meat. Yes, I have gained a few pounds since yesterday!

Hi Karen, we have spoken elsewhere. I hope that your Thanksgiving was a good one.

, how was your 'different' TG? Yes, life changes and along with the life changes come the way we celebrate our holidays. Different but still enjoyable.
Work is good but do not work until you get sick! Roxie needs you.

HI Poppy, Skye, Alley, GG, Grothar, Tomball, Ylee. Did you all have a good TG? I assume so.

My cleaning crew is here and once again I am hiding in my computer room. What a bummer, they are here the day after TG. It would have been better if they had been here before TG and thus prevented me from having to clean house along with the extra cooking. But they are scheduled to come on Fridays. I just looked at the calendar and it seems that the same thing is going to happen for Christmas. Not good!
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21. masshysteria
5:39 PM GMT on November 23, 2012
Good Afternoon, (((PROS))) ~

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Sorry for the belatedness of my Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you and yours. It's been another hectic week of doctors appointments scheduled Monday and Tuesday for hubby, then my annual mammo with grocery shopping afterwards on Wednesday, etc. Thankfully, this year, we went with pre-cooked rotisserie chickens with easy to prepare fixin's to compliment. The meal was wonderfully sumptuous and, most thankfully, easy to clean up and store in the end. I've been munchin' and resting as much as possible since then.

Currently, we're experiencing another gorgeous day of sunshine and temps reaching as high as 57 degrees. Both have also created wonderful daytime solar powered heat for our closed up Florida room which generates throughout our living quarters when we open up the door in-between. Unfortunately, it looks like wintry conditions (rain/snow mix) will reach us again by next Tuesday night into Wednesday. The good news is that I don't have any chauffeuring jobs to do for the next couple of weeks, so I can concentrate more on gaining back some much needed weight along with other essential health priorities. Two weeks ago, my doctor gave me a wake-up call by threatening to put me in the hospital. Since that time, I've taken the "bull by the horns" and committed myself to putting me before my hubby's quagmired family equation. I told them it's time for others to step up and meet their own direct parental demands, as I've had my hands full with hubby since his secondary stroke, etc. in July/August. It looks like my F-I-L has finally conceded to being placed into my M-I-L's nursing home which, after some lengthy processing by the State of NH, will finally take much of the stress off of his unhealthy senior sons and their respective spouses.

Hope you're doing alright and that Koko hasn't taken any turn for the worse. Thinking of you and yours, too, during this long holiday weekend and big warm healthy hugs!

P.S. I have a photographic memory of exactly where I was (6th grade - 1st chair - 1st row near doorway to my primary school's corridor) when I heard the custodian tell my 6th grade teacher, just inside the doorway of my classroom, that President Kennedy had been shot. I fully recall the resultingly traumatic four days of news and funeral coverage that followed and will never forget it as long as I live. Hard to believe that next November 23, 2013 will mark the 50th (half-a-century) anniversary since his passing. It's scary to think how quickly nearly 50 years have flown by and all that's come in-between!

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20. Proserpina
1:40 PM GMT on November 23, 2012
Today is the anniversary of Kennedy's assassination. I posted the following memory on FB and I thought that I'd share it here too.

"I too remember. By coincidence, last night I started looking in a sack I have had in a closet for many years. In it I found a bunch of 'memories stuff', among other things a Kennedy button from 1960! Yes, I wore it as it was given to me by his brother at a train station. I was returning home from my day at college when a man came up to me, grabbed my hand, said that he was JFK's brother and hoped I would vote for his bro. That year I cast my first vote ever! And I can proudly say that I voted for JFK. I lived in MA of course. Question is which bro was it, Robert or Ted? The one with the pockmarked face. I should do some research to figure out which bro I met. "

Will be back to thank you for the TG greetings you left here.
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19. palmettobug53
12:42 PM GMT on November 23, 2012
Good morning, Pros!

I trust you had a great day yesterday, filled with family, friends and, of course, food.
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18. sandiquiz
10:15 AM GMT on November 23, 2012
Morning Pros,

I do hope you had a wonderful day yesterday with your family. Lots of laughter and good conversation and excellent food.

I also hope you didn't over do it and 'knock your self up', as we would say here when you over exert yourself, and feel all tuckered out!

I have made a jam Swiss roll this morning, as I am going to visit a friend who has also been in hospital, and she can't drive yet. It is about 20 miles to her house, the furthest I will have driven since my op, so I am hoping I will be ok. At least I can have a coffee and a piece of my Swiss roll for energy before I set off back home!

Take care
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17. SBKaren
5:44 PM GMT on November 22, 2012
I would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, filled with family, friends, food and gratitude for what we do have. I promise to try to live up to this quote all year long!

And, for the record, I am most appreciative of friends like YOU!
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16. shoreacres
3:30 PM GMT on November 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving, Pros! I finally gave up on housecleaning so I'd have a minute or two to leave some greetings before heading into Houston to see my friend.

You know, it isn't just WU that's been slow. Lots and lots of people with blogs on WordPress and Blogger have been commenting about it, too. Facebook certainly has affected WU, but I think there are a lot of people who still are getting over the elections - they're mentally tired, if not physically tired.

I've had a hard time getting around myself, though most of my problem is that I've been making use of every spare minute of our wonderful weather to work. I've overextended myself in that regard, but I've already lost two customers, so any one who pops up is going to go on the list. (The ones I lost sold their boats - couldn't justify them in the current economy.)

Anyway - the pies are made, the stuffing's in the oven and my cranberry relish is just as good as I remember it! It's going to be another unusual Thanksgiving, but I have a feeling the "usual" holidays are gone forever!
That's all right - I still have plenty to be grateful for. Like you!

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15. palmettobug53
3:19 PM GMT on November 22, 2012
No, don't feel bad. Like Sandi said, I think a lot of folks just have too much going on at the moment.

Alley is right, too; there are many more lurkers than posters. You should see all the places on Dad's MapLoco. Not just the dots on the map. If you right click on the Maploco image, it opens up a window with all the locations by city, state, country and how many times they've visited. He get folks from ALL over the world. About the only ones that actually post there are me, you, Wab, Sandi and Shore.

Now why all those people from around the world find Dad's blog interesting, I have no idea! It's just me posting a daily "Hi, Dad." LOL

I wanted to swing by to wish you and Raindad and the rest of the family a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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14. calpoppy
2:45 AM GMT on November 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving, Pros!!

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13. Alleyoops
8:51 PM GMT on November 21, 2012
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Thinking of you on this Special day. Blessings to you and your family.
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12. Skyepony (Mod)
5:15 PM GMT on November 21, 2012
Have a great Thanksgiving Pros!!!
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11. GardenGrrl
3:48 PM GMT on November 21, 2012
Happy Thanks Giving Prose

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10. Grothar
2:37 PM GMT on November 21, 2012
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9. Proserpina
1:40 PM GMT on November 21, 2012

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For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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8. sandiquiz
1:24 PM GMT on November 21, 2012
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Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving, full of love and laughter.

Oh, Pros, I am so glad you have your "dementia" under control!!! lol

Happy "whatever" day, to you :-)
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