Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Not About Indians & Pilgrims?

I’m 61 years old. Why am I just learning this now, hearing about it on the radio while driving home yesterday after work? I am ashamed. The very interesting story from http://www.mountvernon.org The proclamation: By the President of the United … Continue reading

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Starting Early With The Massacree

Since starting my blogging journey back in 2010, not a Thanksgiving has gone by where I have not paid tribute to a late, dear friend who introduced me to this song and even gifted me with a vinyl copy. While … Continue reading

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The Tradition Continues

Ever since Tom and Nancy Hartmann introduced me to this song  some 41 years ago, not a Thanksgiving has passed that I have not played it. I still have a vinyl album that Tom gave me. Now, since they are … Continue reading

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That Smell

No, not the song by Lynyrd Skynyrd, but a smell that triggered a few fond memories, but first. . . In just a few weeks, I’ll begin my 12th year of blogging and while I am no longer committed to … Continue reading

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A Day To Remember

Let’s start with the fact that I’m not a “holiday” guy.  Between the funeral home and fire department, I had very few holidays off.  I have also been told that I have been a grumpy, old man, even when I … Continue reading

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My Tradition

Where were you on Thanksgiving in 1967? It was a special day. . .  the first Thanksgiving that Arlo played this song. Nothing else to add, except the back story. Alice’s Restaurant Kid, enjoy the song/story and conjure up some … Continue reading

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Together

Mission accomplished. Yes, some days I question my sanity.  I had to be back for work today for a number of reasons, so spreading the trip out was not an option. Backstory, here:  Saddle Up. That post was written a … Continue reading

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Throw Back Thanksgiving Thursday

“I’ve been lately thinkin’ . . . John Denver, Poems, Prayers & Promises. I’ve been thinking that since I started blogging in early 2010, each year at Thanksgiving I posted a version of the song Alice’s Restaurant and usually added … Continue reading

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This Year Is No Different, But It Is

It was last night that I  realized that this will be the first Thanksgiving since 1978 that I haven’t talked to Tom and/or Nancy Hartmann while listening to Alice’s Restaurant. During my late teens and early twenties and when not away … Continue reading

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