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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-12 05:15 AM
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Happy Thanksgiving to all my DU2 friends. (image heavy)
Edited on Wed Nov-21-12 05:18 AM by No Elephants



A reproduction of the ship that you can tour, Mayflower II, is in Plymouth, Massachusetts





Plymouth Rock, also in Plymouth, Massachusetts, is now about one third of its original size. (I have no idea how they know which rock it is or what size it was in 1620.)





Sign from reproduction of Plimoth Plantation in modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts





Every bowl, every piece of furniture was precious.






A plentiful harvest is always welcome, as are the neighbors.






My favorite depiction of the first thanksgiving. But the artist obviously had no idea how cold Massachusetts was in November before global warming.






Wild turkey, said to have been part of the first thanksgiving meal. The meal probably also included a lot of fish and shellfish, like lobster, very plentiful on Cape Cod then.





President Washington's Proclamation about Thanksgiving Day, which apparently is in the National Archives.




Preparing for the 2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.




Hero of the parade





Elves, preparing parade viewers for.......





The reason for the parade, your reminder to shop for Christmas, Kris Kringle, depicted by





Monty Wooley, in Miracle on 34th Street, shown with an adorable Natalie Wood.





After the parade and the movie, it's time to eat. Biggest cooked turkey I have ever seen! Then, my favorite course, dessert.














A beautiful Thanksgiving Day to you and yours.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-12 07:47 AM
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1. Someone got a piece of the Rock, as the old Prudential commercial said.
Tourons chipping away at History.

I was in Gibraltar a number of Years ago and brought back some of it to give as gifts. "Here, have a piece of the 'Rock.'"

Actually, it was crumbly, yellowish Limestone, full of Fossil Sea Shells. Not very attractive and most didn't get the humor anyway.

Happy Turkey Day.

Give thanks. We came too close this time to losing our fragile Democracy. It ain't over yet.

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-22-12 04:05 AM
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9. I'm thankful.
Now, I'm praying for DLCers to become Democrats!
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-12 08:28 AM
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2. Thanks for all that, No Elephants.


Happy Thanksgiving to you and all the DU2 denizens.

But you forgot football! :sarcasm: :spray: :pals: :hi: :beer:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-12 11:52 PM
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4. Football i1s not my thing, but it has determinged the timing of
my Thanksgiving meal since high school. (I was a cheerleader. Had no clue what football was about, though.)
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-12 10:45 AM
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3. Happy Thanksgiving back!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-22-12 04:05 AM
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10. Thanks! Enjoy the day.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-22-12 12:25 AM
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5. "you know I can't cook!"
Edited on Thu Nov-22-12 12:26 AM by Divine Discontent
"Yeah. Dad wants Ambrosia, so I guess we'll get marshmallows.

I'll do the crescent rolls and you do the cranberries.

You know I can't cook!

Yeah.

I'll see you tomorrow, then. Gobble gobble. lololololo"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quhCXcHjMp0


God bless you and yours...

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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-22-12 12:43 AM
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6. Damn...wish you were here.
Edited on Thu Nov-22-12 01:18 AM by Contrary1
I'm not one to brag, so I let others do it for me. My family and friends all say I serve the best meals ever. My lasagna is to die for...literally. It has weighed up to 11 pounds.

Not cooking tomorrow, due to the move. Will be going to my neice's home, where I get to hold my great-nephew for the first time. Thankfully, her mother is not stuffing the turkey, which gave us all food poisoning 2 years ago.
Gonna do my own Thanksgiving in about two weeks. Maybe I'll even wear the leather mini skirt. (As an apron, that is.) :rofl:
Whatever happens tomorrow is all your fault, you know. :pals:
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-22-12 01:03 AM
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7. you know Contrary1, I'd rather have your lasagna than what I've had the past few years, lol
I bet it's delicious!

:)
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-22-12 01:20 AM
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8. Hey...if you are ever in Indianapolis, you've got a place to stay.
I might even cook for you. :)
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-22-12 04:13 AM
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12. I did not know you were in Indiana!
Did you faint when Indiana went for Obama in 2008?

A friend in California was off that summer, so he offered his services to the Obama campaign. They wanted him to go to Indiana. He respectfully declined.

We talked on the phone a long time election evening, rejoicing as different results were announced. When they announced Indiana, he said, "If I had known Obama had a shot at carrying Indiana, I would have gone." I bit my tongue.

The Obama campaign is the smartest.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-12 01:03 AM
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17. It was quite a shock...
I think it was a combination of Democrats turning up to vote, and Republicans being embarrassed by GW. Lots of one issue voters here, and of course, the hot-button is abortion.

Looks like their shame was short-lived. It's hard to believe that a single state went to Romney, with all his BS.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-12 01:18 AM
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20. Voters thought that rich people know how to fix the economy.
Edited on Sat Nov-24-12 01:34 AM by No Elephants
Maybe some rich people know how to fix a national economy (as opposed to making one company successful), but most people who were born well off just don't get it. That's why you see so many inherited small businesses go belly up a short time after the founder passes.o+

For that man to think that he was really solely responsible for his own success boggles the mind.

BTW, I don't believe for a minute that he gave away all his family money, but that's irrelevant. Willard started life with a rich Dad who was very well connected in both business and govbernment and had a lot of experience to impart; and George gave Willard evey benefit he could, financially through at least grad school and support and love until he died.

Not only do Ann and Willard disrespect the legacy they received from George Romney and the taxpayers of the U.S. when they boast "And, yes, we built that," but they also disregard what they got from Bill Bain and the partners of Bain & Company. And people who started the companies in which Bain Capital invested, like the founder of Staples. And, what one of Romney's partners called "the lucky stick."

It's a shame that neither Willard nor Ann seem to understand the difference between all that and having been born to, say, a drug addicted single mom.

Not to mention that Willard's being born a white male well before the days of affirmative action was itself a huge help.

Even George Romney, who came to the U.S. from Mexico, was born into a family of polygamists and was on welfare during his childhood probably would have thrown up if he had heard Ann crowing "And yes, we built that."

If Mitt has not been a multimillionaire, he would not have gotten the Republican nomination, or won a single state after all his lies and position shifting. But, people in a horrific economy are desperate for someone to fix it.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-12 03:31 AM
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22. P.S. Speaking of Bill Bain, here's a lovely photo of Bill and Ann Bain.


Inasmuch as they have the same last name, I assume she is his great-grandaughter or his great grandson's wife.


Meh. At least she's not blond. I hope Bain has better estate lawyer than did Anna Nicole Smith's husband, though.



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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-22-12 11:48 PM
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14. Thank you! :) n/t
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-22-12 08:56 AM
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13. Contrary1
Edited on Thu Nov-22-12 08:57 AM by Enthusiast
Do you put ricotta in your lasagna? I like ricotta in lasagna. We no longer make lasagna since I have celiac disease. Our lasagna was made with lean ground venison. It was also "to die for". We thought it was anyway.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-12 12:53 AM
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16. I use ricotta when I have it...
I cut up some pepperoni and add it to the ground chuck while it is browning. Kraft makes a pretty good shredded Italian blend with 5 different cheeses. A short cut...who can afford to buy chunks of decent cheese these days?

My secret ingredient is about 1/2 tsp of Lemon Pepper (salt-free) in the sauce. Really kicks it up a notch.

And Red Gold brand tomato sauce is a must. A bit more tart than the better known brands, probably less sugar in it. It's made here in Indiana, so I'm not sure about the availability elsewhere.

Don't make it so much these days, usually only by request. By the time I've done the taste-testing during prep, I've pretty much had my fill.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-22-12 04:07 AM
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11. LOL!
I'm thankful for you, DD!

Right fuckin' now!
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-22-12 11:52 PM
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15. Oh, Boy! ---- Oh, Boy what? ---- You're FUC*ED!
one of the more clever unexpected comedy scenes... Planes, Trains, And Automobiles was so good! Can't believe he's been gone for nearly 20 years... (and nearly 5 years since Heath Ledger's untimely death)

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-12 12:57 AM
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19. Who has been gone for 20 years? Do you mean Candy? Is that him in the photo?
If so, he looks very different than he did in most movies.

Ledger. What a waste!

I think the PSA that talks about celebrity endorsements being successful in ads, then shows celebrities who overdosed themselves to death should really be effective.

Trouble is, they died so young, with careers so brief, albeit promising, that the next generation of kids have no clue who they are.

WODMA. (War on Drugs, My Ass.)



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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-12 01:32 AM
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18. Happy Thanksgiving!
I replied to your last PM :hi:

BTW I just noticed that images are on Journals but not here -- the top icons are missing :-|

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-12 01:43 AM
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21. You too, Leopold's Ghost! Good thing ponies are vegans.
Edited on Sat Nov-24-12 01:47 AM by No Elephants
I saw the pm but have been busy cooking, eating and shopping, like every other good food-obsessed and materialistic American.


And, today is "patronize small businesses" day.

Unfortunately for my poultry-stuffed waistline, most of the small buinesses in my area are small restaurants, little bakeries, convenience stores, and other places that have to do with food. Stuff that cannot be offshored or easily put online.

You can buy groceries online, but people in my neighborhood seem to like having a relationship with the people who sell them food and prefer a freshly-filled, hand made cannoli to a Twinkie.

I like to think that walking to stores partially makes up for my love of freshly-baked stuff, but I'd probably have to walk clear to another state to make up for two cannoli!

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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-12 12:37 PM
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23. Yes, what is up with the infestation of small, family owned businesses where you or me live /)^-^
They always sell the most delicious fattening food!

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-12 11:01 AM
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24. Fresh food service is about the only that can't be offshored.
If you order a burger from China, you will not get it before your lunch hour is over.

We have a couple of resale shops, but they don't seem to do a lot of business.
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