Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Greatest Virtue

And so the meal is planned and once again we get ready for Thanksgiving Day.  It is one of my favorite holidays.  When I was working, it gave me a long weekend.  That alone was reason to give thanks.

Every year we bring out our tacky turkey to sit upon his throne.
(It's in the eye of the beholder.)

And the First Lady of Pie carries her pie
with the turkey under her arm.

As Cicero said:
"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all our other virtues."

So let us all make our hearts thankful for all the blessings we enjoy.



My Mind's Eye said...

I love your turkey!!

Ellie and Lucy I hope you get a fair share of turkey on Thursday. I will certainly be doing my share of begging.

OK smelly collards. Mom loves the smell but then she grew up smelling them. However, she has been told if you boil a pot of vinegar water while cooking the collards it helps with the smell.
Hugs Madi

Folkways Note Book said...

Like your Cicero quote -- isn't retirement grand -- no more "time off" just at holidays. Enjoy your holiday -- barbara

The Bug said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Ms. A said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Karin said...

Just read today that the turkeys are thankful too ------for every vegetarian!! Have a happy week-end!

Taradharma said...

Same to you, my dear! I love Thanksgiving, too, and have my stuffed turkeys sitting on the fireplace mantel (they're smaller than yours...)

I know you will enjoy the day. Are the girls picking up on the excitement?

Hattie said...

Great decorations. Much to give thanks for.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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KGMom said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

troutbirder said...

And to you and yours as well, Carolyn. :)

Ginnie said...

Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes and warm ones back to you. I love your quirky sense of humor.

My Mind's Eye said...

Ellie and Lucy if we had a prize we'd give it to your Mom for noticing the mini Me on the hearth!! MOL
Hugs Madi your BFFF

Rudee said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love your tacky turkey. I hope your day was lovely.