Most Americans will be home tomorrow,
enjoying the feast of Thanksgiving with their family.
According to census figures, Americans originate from more than 125 countries.
This diversity has made us strong and multicultural, but we all
share this wonderful celebration of Thanksgiving.
Lovingly prepared foods will be made,
using traditional recipes handed down through the generations,
and maybe a new recipe, or two, from a favorite food blog!
Thanksgiving Grace will be said before the meal, and happy memories
of what each person is most thankful for will be shared.
Afterwards, while a football game or two is being watched on TV,
there will big pots of turkey stock simmering on the stove,
made from the leftover turkey carcass.
However you celebrate Thanksgiving,
I wish you a day filled with the
love of family and friends,
good food, laughter and sharing,
and most importantly of all,
a day filled with gratitude for all the blessings
God has given to all of us and our country.
All of my photos above came from a recent visit to the historical "Strawberry Banke Museum,"
located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire--a most beautiful place to see!
This is a very special Thanksgiving for my family as our sweet daughter turns 30 years old! She has always had turkey picks on her cake since she was one year old, as we always celebrated her birthday at our family's Thanksgiving dinner, and this year will be no exception.
Happy birthday sweet girl, one of our life's most wonderful blessings...we love you!