Happy Thanksgiving!

Colorful turkey

Just a quick and heartfelt “Thank You!” to all of you who read my blog. Time is one of our most precious commodities, and I very much appreciate that you spend some of your life’s time reading my posts. My hope is that my posts enrich your day in some way, and it is time well spent.

I also thank those who comment – either occasionally or regularly. Comments are the fuel of satisfaction for us bloggers. All the views and likes are very nice, but the interactions with you all are the sweet, fulfilling crumbles on the top of my apple pie.

Lastly, I thank my fellow bloggers. You’ve added to my ever growing bucket list of places to visit. You’ve increased my appreciation of the simple aspects of daily life. You’ve encouraged me to live more intentionally. You’ve spurned me to organize – something. You’ve motivated me. You’ve kept my focus on the positive. You’ve made me cherish things of old – whether it’s a picnic shelter made by the CCC or treasures I have which once belonged to my mother or even my grandmother. You’ve taught me something, and this I truly value. You’ve made me reflect, and you’ve made me a better person. And, last but so certainly not least, you’ve made me laugh.

I have many blessings to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day. Blogging is one of those blessings, and I am so very grateful for it. Thank you!

Homemade apple pie
Happy Thanksgiving
to Each and Every one of you out there!


  1. Thank you, Betty. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Dan as well! I enjoy your blog, and visit Dollar Tree stores more often because of it.๐Ÿ˜€ Two questions: Did you make the turkey in the photo, or did it come from you know where๐Ÿ’ฒ๐ŸŒณ? Also, what kind of pie is that? If it’s apple, please save me a piece.๐Ÿ˜‡

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    • Hi David! Answer #1: No, I did not make that turkey in the photo, nor did it come from DT. Growing up, we lived across the street from the school/church. One day, they had a craft fair. I don’t know how old I was, but old enough to have my own money. I bought that turkey for my mom. She loved it and has always treasured it. I hung it up on her door this year, just like every year. At some point, decorations made from colorful pieces of plastic was all the rage. So, that’s the era when I bought it. Maybe 45 or 50 years ago? The plastic turkey looks just as it did when I bought it. Answer #2: Yes, it is a dutch apple crumb pie made by me. I would be more than happy to save a piece or two for you. Would you like a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top? Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

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      • I remember the plastic put together days! My aunt made these with a little waffle iron looking thing. The story behind your turkey makes it all the more valuable. I love family heirlooms! A virtual piece of apple pie and a scoop of ice cream will suffice, Betty. Thank you! I bet your cat is glad you and Dan are home for awhile. She’s such a pretty Calico; the haiku I wrote about her is one of my most viewed.
        As you like to say, enjoy your day!

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        • Yes, our cat is definitely glad we are home. She sits on my lap whenever she has a chance! Dan acts like he doesn’t like her, but I know he does. He gives her extra food each night and tell her in a mean voice, “This is all you get!” I am thankful for your haiku’s, David, and for your blog posts. They have truthfully made me closer to our God. Blessings to you and yours!

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    • This comment was in spam, but I did see the other comment. I don’t know why it went to spam! Thank you for your comment, and I appreciate you reading and commenting. Enjoy your day!

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  2. Thank you, Betty, for this wonderful post. That little turkey reminded me of the ones my sister and I made in Vacation Bible School one summer. It was made of dried corn and beans. We awoke one night to hear a noise and it was a little mouse eating the beans off the board. Your mom’s turkey has fared better! Thank you for sharing your self with each of out here in the blogiverse who appreciate you. Happy Thanksgiving, and hope you and Dan have a lovely day.

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  3. Well said. It has been rewarding for me too, and I have enjoyed my blogger friendships especially during the pandemic when our in person social time has been limited. Happy Thanksgiving (a little late…we were out of town and I got behind on my emails).

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  4. Please excuse the lateness of my comment. All your thankfulness filled my heart. My short and sweet โ€œThank Youโ€ is inadequate by comparison and wait to read what you post next.

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