Happy Thanksgiving from Anguished Repose!

Thanksgiving

A day for giving thanks…

A day for remembrance

[via History]In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.[Read More]

A day for family

A celebration of love

And most importantly…

It’s a day for commemorance

[via DailyMail] Thanksgiving is a time for families all across America, to come together over a hearty meal, argue over politics and maybe catch a game of football, but for some, it is also the perfect time to put their quirky, bizarre or generally oddball behaviour on display.

The team at Awkward Family Photos have once again outdone themselves, putting together a hilarious album of eccentric and offbeat snapshots from Thanksgivings past.

…[Read More – Click here to see more! And HERE, at College Humor!]

For all the times during the past year..

Where we’ve laughed

Where we’ve loved

And have been given far more than we could ever hope we deserve

And by the grace of our Lord

Who has blessed us this year, because he loves us…

Beyond any reserve

From those of us here at Anguished Repose

We wish you and yours, a very safe and…

Happy Thanksgiving!

The true measure of Thanksgiving, comes from the heart!

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
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We ought to make the moments notes
Of happy glad Thanksgiving;
The hours and days, a silent praise
Of music we are living.

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T’was the night of Thanksgiving,
But I just couldn’t sleep.
I tried counting backwards,
I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned,
The dark meat and white.
But I fought the temptation,
With all of my might.
Tossing and turning,
with anticipation.
The thought of a snack
became infatuation.
So I raced to the kitchen,
Flung open the door,
And gazed at the fridge,
Full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey,
And buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots,
Beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling,
So plump and so round.
‘til all of a sudden,
I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling,
Floating into the sky,
With a mouthful of pudding,
And a handful of pie.
But I managed to yell
As I soared past the trees
Happy eating to all,
Pass the cranberries, please!!
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious,
May your pies take the prize
And May your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off of your thighs!
by Lauren