Happy Thanksgiving

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I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, wherever you are. The holiday has different meanings to different people, but I hope that you are with those you love.

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It was the first national Thanksgiving, and he viewed this as a deeply important moment for the American people to reflect on the bounty with which they had been blessed. The proclamation from President Washington read:

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor — and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

With profound humility, Washington directed his fellow Americans to thank God for the many favors that had been bestowed upon them. Washington and Congress issued this declaration with great thanks but also with hope for future provision from our heavenly father. The proclamation continues:

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be — That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks — for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation — for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war — for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed — for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted—for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.



Because it’s Tanksgiving,  ID the tank…if you’re able.


Bullet Points:

* I don’t know that I’m in full agreement, however, submitted for your approval.

* Joe Biden’s COVID ‘czar’ declared Tuesday during a White House press briefing that “God gave you two arms” so we can all be injected with different vaccines. Keep vaxing and boosting, my woke friends. You can’t have enough of a good thing!


Different Countries, Different Customs…



I’ve been asked if I could put a few nautical terms into low german. Normally I’d start with plüschapple (peach or plush apple). Here are a few more.

The Captain – de Kaptain

The captain on small ships – de Schipper

Ship – dat Schipp

Seagull – de Knüllenkieker, de Mööv

Sailor – Matroos, Seemann,  Schipper, Fahrensmann or Butenfahrder

Whale – de Waalfisk

Sea – de See

Wave – de Well, de Bulg

Seal- de Rubb

Sail – dat Seil

Lighthouse – de Füürtoorn

Hallo – Moin

Sailmaker- Büdelneiher

Carpenter – Silly Mooker

Stern – Mors


Modern Christianity vs Traditional Christianity

38 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving

    1. Huh, I thought it was an M-48 hull.

      Those wily Israelis, they made APCs out of just about any no-longer-used MBT.

      But then again, so did we during WWII. Stuarts and Rams and some Lee/Grants being converted into carriers.

      1. The war mods weren’t made by Beltway Bandits. You can’t but admire the ingenuity and resolve of repair yards who flushed out blood and started welding.

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Luckily there are no calories today so we may eat as much as we wish of whatever we want.

  2. I switched to appendix carry a few years ago for better concealment. I end up bending over quite a lot and it seemed the best option

    1. It’s all in what works. I carry hip, back, appendix, leg/ankle, and sometimes jacket pocket.

    2. I have a sticky pocket holster and always carry strong side pocket.
      Until I need to stick it in my waistband appendix style because of heightened situation.

  3. While things appear pretty shaky, today we celebrate a tradition uniquely American and all that encompasses. As our forefathers did so often in times of import, I am praying for God’s providence over our nation, that He extends his mercy and grace upon us.

    Happy Thanksgiving LL…may it be a bountiful one.

    1. Yes, there are things wrong, but there is still bounty, families. can still gather, and when you look at a voting map, most counties consist of right minded people. It’s only in the inner city hells and among coastal elites that things are really off kilter.

    1. There is so much meaning in that painting. Broken chains, a soldier’s jacket, obviously not a soldier.

      We really have saved the world multiple times, and the thankless world turns against us every time.

  4. Despite all the bad, evil things going on in the world there is still a lot to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

  5. Thanksgiving to you and to all the readers & commenters here.

    Was half expecting the cartoon showing aliens in space above the planet, with one saying that they celebrate by removing the brains from pumpkins, then turn around and celebrate by stuffing bread mix up a turkey’s behind…the people on this planet have SERIOUS issues.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving, LL, and thanks for posting Washington’s Thanksgiving address. It’s worth re-reading and remembering ever year. Despite the many issues we see, we still are blessed in so many ways.

  7. Appendix carry: Difficult with 30-40 lbs of flab drooping over your belt – just saying.

  8. re. The Rockwell painting.

    Thank you.
    I had not seen it before.
    It brought to mind a friend who was a child living in Austria during WW2.
    She related the story of how hungry she and her family were during and immediately after the war.
    She recounted the time, on her way home, she had taken a short cut across a potato field that had just been harvested.
    She found a potato that had been missed during the harvest.
    She hurried home and began washing the potato.
    As she washed it the potato grew smaller and smaller until it disappeared, altogether.
    In her starving young mind she had mistaken a dirt clod for a potato.

    Another friend was in a US Army medical unit that got sent to Germany after the end of hostilities.
    Food was scarce or not to be had for the civilian populace.
    He and a friend made a trip by automobile to Switzerland to see the site where a new Temple was to be built.
    As they were walking the site a civilian ran up to them saying, “Bruder! Bruder” and embraced them.
    They were invited to his home for supper.
    The family was sharing a single boiled potato as their supper.
    My friend went down to their car and got some canned goods from the trunk to contribute to the meal.
    He related that when he opened a can of peas the mother in the home began weeping.

    We have much for which to be thankful.
    At our feast today think of those standing on the wall. Those not with their families, so that we may be and enjoy the bounty afforded to us by residing in this great nation.

    When asked how I am doing?
    I reply, “Life is good. I’m warm, dry, haven’t missed any meals, and no one is shooting at me. Life is good.”

    It is my hopeful prayer that I can still say that in a few years.

    Thank you for the effort you put into the blog your work is top notch.
    May you and yours enjoy this day…y’all earned it.

    1. Childhood friend’s mother was a war/post-war German. She, in the mid-1970’s, still teared up over the sight of Hershey’s chocolate bars. And you finished everything she dished out for you or else! Kind of like Depression-era parents but even worse.

      1. I was raised for the most part by grandparents who lived through the depression. I can relate. The experience scarred them, primarily my grandmother.

  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you LL and to all the folks here.

    Traditional vs modern Christianity

    Please Lord, surely there are enough sheep, turn us into lions once more.

    1. It was a great day here. And other than the impending food coma – wonderful. I hope your day was as nice.

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