Thanksgiving Musings

First and foremost I’d like to say I’m thankful for my family, my Readers, my publisher, and the men and women of the U.S. military who protect us around the world (and their families) – Happy Thanksgiving!

Usually I gather up some interesting or funny quotes to write the holiday blog around but this year I thought I’d be clever and spell out my thanks – here’s the first attempt:

Thankful for:

Turkey dinner


America the Beautiful

Nile (since that’s where one of my book series is set)

Kin (Daughters, Brother, Aunts & Uncles, Cousins…)

Science (since I love Mars Rovers and I’m so happy Curiousity made it safely to Mars this year!)

Grandson (he’s nearly 10!)

Internet (twitter, Facebook, good friends around the globe)

Vitality (the closest I could come to saying grateful for my health)

Infinite….opportunity? bounty?


Gainful employment

Ummm, well maybe I should end with a few quotes after all LOL!

Forever on Thanksgiving Day
The heart will find the pathway home.
~Wilbur D. Nesbit

But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie;
Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!
~Margaret Junkin Preston

Coexistence:  what the farmer does with the turkey – until Thanksgiving.  ~Mike Connolly

The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any huge meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it and then chopping and cooking and braising and blanching.  Then it takes 20 minutes to eat it and everybody sort of sits around in a food coma, and then it takes four hours to clean it up.  ~Ted Allen

Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday.  People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year.  And then discover once a year is way too often.  ~Johnny Carson

My needs are small
I buy them all
At the five and ten cent store
Oh, I’ve got plenty to be thankful for ~ Irving Berlin

Best wishes to you and your family!

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