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    This weekend we are having guests over so today was spent preparing for their arrival tomorrow.

    Although Monday is our Thanksgiving, my herd will be celebrating tomorrow because of herd members traveling.

    Each year we all take a moment and talk about what we are Thankful for. Today as I was preparing for company and working on preparing the garden for the winter ahead, I was trying to find my words for my turn in the Thanksgiving circle.

    One of my thanksgivings are the many friends I have on this forum. Several new over the past year. If I were to say this during the Thanksgiving circle it wouldn't mean much to the herd, so I wanted to let those who matter know.

    I am Thankful for the friendships, for the opportunities to learn from others ...for the moments we spend together and the laughter you may not know you give me.

    Humbly.... Thank you.
    Toni

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    Hear, hear!

    I give thanks for all the nice conversations, the words of encouragements received, the sharing of a feeling of humanity in projects accomplished, the laughter and even the tears.

    I give thanks to those that have made me feel welcome and that have forgiven me my outbursts, and to those that have shared their patterns and talent and counsel with me.

    I give thanks for having the tools to enjoy my passion, and to have passed another year without injury and in good health.

    I give thanks to the hosts of this forum for making this extended family enjoyable on a regular and well organized basis.

    And although she is unaware of this, I give thanks to my loving wife for letting me live my passion without reproach.

    And finally I give thanks for Sharon's recovery.

    Thank-you Lord,
    Amen.

    Your humble servant,
    Marcel
    http://marleb.com
    DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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    • #3
      HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL YOU CANADIANS!
      Mike

      Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
      www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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      • #4
        Happy Thanksgiving to our northern neighbors.


        But I do have a question . . . do y'all have turkey for your thanksgiving too?

        Kelly
        "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

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        • #5
          Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all!!
          I am honored to be a member of your herd.
          Sandy

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          • #6
            Happy Thanksgiving!

            Thank you, Toni for including us in your family. I Hope you and all Canadians have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

            -Bill
            -Bill

            My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut

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            • #7
              Happy Thanksgiving!!!

              Thank you Toni, Marcel and all our Canadian neighbors for your thoughts and kind words. We are all truly blessed to have friends such as we have here. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!!!!!
              If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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              • #8
                What Neal said!

                I hope my southeastern neighbors enjoy their special day!
                ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                D. Platt

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                • #9
                  LOL, yes Kelley we do have Turkey for our Thanksgiving too. .... However, I have also attended Thanksgivings in the past where other birds such as duck, partridge, or cornish hens have been the main dish. Many families also choose lamb or ham for the occassion aswell.

                  Sue was in charge of the turkey this year and she did a wonderful job. It sure was nice to have help in the kitchen this year, but then again, she was so excited about the Canadian Thanksgiving, she was inviting relatives I didn't even know I had! LOL.

                  We get the opportunity to do it all again in November, so we can share the American Thanksgiving with her. My son is wondering how he can convince her to go vegan.... lol.

                  Take care
                  Toni

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                  • #10
                    I know I am thankful that I am not a fowl.
                    Here everything is automated,
                    The plant says we need 4000 birds that are 5 Kg withing 2 months.
                    The computer sends a signal to the farm and the machines dispense the correct amount of food and water to ensure that all 4000 birds are the correct size at harvest time.

                    Ahh to be civilized.

                    I can't handle tofu though so what is a savage to do?
                    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                    • #11
                      HAPPY THANKSGIVING NEIGHBORS!
                      BIll
                      Delta P-20

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