Thanksgiving Day — Set Aside to Praise God

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One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving Day.  I love to get together with my extended family, enjoy a big feast, play games and catch up on how everyone is doing, and to praise God for blessing us in so many ways.

It is my prayer that God will grant each of you lovely Readers a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving.

Psalm 95:1-5
1 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before Him with thanksgiving
and extol Him with music and song.
3 For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
4 In His hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to Him.
5 The sea is His, for He made it,
and His hands formed the dry land.

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Thanksgiving Proclamation

“Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789.

“By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
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 and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:’

“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…

“Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.”

(Please see http://www.heritage.org/initiatives/first-principles/primary-sources/washingtons-thanksgiving-proclamation for complete text.)

Note: The pictures on today’s post came from several lovely eBay sellers. I am linking back to their items to thank them for sharing!

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Wood magnet from a “cardstock COPY of either a vintage trade card, postcard or a copy of an actual photo from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. Each image has been attached to a 1/4″ wood backing and then distressed and sealed with a no shine matte finish.” Seller: myfathershouse4.

Snoopy Brooch Pin
Seller: broochpinner

“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving DVD
Seller: naturalOne

Peanuts Giving Thanks Thanksgiving Snoopy figurine by Lenox; New in Box
Seller: nanu5

Charlie Brown and Snoopy Thanksgiving Figurine by Hallmark
Seller: katperson14

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P.S. Be sure to go see the new Charlie Brown movie in the theaters. It really is a good movie without the usual insipid potty jokes that are in many of the kid movies of today. It’s true-to-form, and I think Charles Schulz would be really proud. I laughed so hard at some of Snoopy’s antics, and I really liked the winding phone cords attached to the telephones and the real typewriter that Snoopy used.
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Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, an Amish Roadtrip, and Summer Fun

Dear Readers,

Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday. I had my highest readership so far at 103!
Lefty and I had a great time celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. He came home from work really tired. So I suddenly had a great idea. I asked him if he would like to go to a nice, romantic restaurant instead of going to eat appetizers and see “Oz, the Great and Powerful.” He said that it would be fine. (We can see Oz later.)

So I quickly made online reservations to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse downtown. We’ve never eaten there before, and I’ve heard so much about it. So I kept the restaurant a secret and kidnapped him to an undisclosed location. He’s a steak and potatoes kind of guy, so he was very pleased. We had chocolate cake and creme brulee for dessert. Yum!

Quick shout out to Ruth’s Chris: The food was amazing, and they treated us like royalty. I don’t think I’ve ever felt more like I had servants as last night. Great job, guys!

Meanwhile, Princess Buttercup stayed with my parents. Thanks Mom and Dad! They took her on a day trip to Eldridge, Tennessee to see the Amish. This morning, Buttercup was all a-talk about her trip. She even met a sweet, little pen-pal there. She brought me back some Amish peanuts. “Straight from the farm,” she declared. Mmm. They were really yummy and fresher than what you can buy at the grocery store.

Reminds me of when I was a girl growing up in rural south Alabama. Mrs. Trask, our childhood babysitter, had a big garden. I remember her pulling up dusty peanut plants and dozens of peanuts in their hulls would be clinging to the ends of the roots.

It also reminds me of the many pen-pals that I had when I was growing up. I met most of them at summer camp.

Well, I’ve got to go and do house work and run errands. Maybe I can find the time to find some pictures to post, later.

I probably won’t be posting next week, because we’ve got such a busy week of summer fun planned.

I’ll really miss you all!

Love, Stephanie