Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving to all of my family and friends
celebrating Thanksgiving this week!

May you have lots of fun as you celebrate,
and if you're traveling, be safe!
Bad weather is slamming a lot of the continental U.S.

When I was growing up, we didn't take Thanksgiving photographs.
Buying and developing film was an expensive luxury for our large family.
You might take one photo of a special event,
and you'd likely not know for several months if the photo was a good one.

I have one treasured Thanksgiving photograph of my family, 
taken in Sioux Lookout, Ontario on October 8, 1962.


Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner
Donnie, me, Dad, Barbie, Roy, and Bertie
October 8, 1962
Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada
© M. Louise (MacBeath) Barbour/Fundy Blue
All Rights Reserved



Since my post last Friday was rather grim and gut-wrenching,
I thought I'd share a little Thanksgiving humor.



























        Till next time ~ 
        Fundy Blue

           Out on the Bay of Fundy
           On the Chad and Sisters Two
                 Out of Westport, Brier Island, Nova Scotia 
                 July 31, 2014
                   © M. Louise (MacBeath) Barbour/Fundy Blue
                   All Rights Reserved













Blogging Schedule for the Next Two Weeks:
I'm posting this on Thanksgiving Day.  
It will be my only post this week.

I'm co-hosting for the IWSG on Wednesday, December 4th.  
That will be my only post next week.

Then I'll be back to posting regularly starting Friday, December 13th.

23 comments:

  1. So glad I am not a turkey. No celebration down here, daughter has been spoiling me with dinner all done every night.

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    1. How lovely to be spoiled, Jean! Hugs to you and Hugh!

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  2. Oh this is treasure image dear Louise ,heartwarming indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    yes we either had no camera so only one image in studio to preserve the memories for whole year :)
    Happy Thanksgiving dear friend! may you see many more with your precious family and friends!
    haha so enjoyed the funnies ,thank you for smiles :)
    best of luck for co hosting ! will be waiting for your regular posts my dear talented wonderful friend!

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    1. Thank you, Baili! I'm thankful that you are my special friend!

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  3. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving too.

    lol Santa doesn't wait for no one, at least the stores would have you believe it. The dogs and cats both have that knowledge down here, each just a waiting. Or maybe that is just when I eat as I may tend to feed them.

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    1. Thanks, Pat! We had a great dinner with our friends. I can't resist slipping a little something to the pets under the table, either!

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  4. I like those old pictures. I have a few of them too. With the modern digital cameras we snap snap snap. Don't think twice. And then edit them to death!
    I had a little Brownie camera but always used it sparingly. Usually the pics were lousy when developed. But I put them lovingly into a photo album and love getting it out.

    Cute pictures/jokes! When I lose faith and confidence in people, I always get reassured when I see funny pictures. Laughter reminds me that things are fine. (well most of the time)

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    1. Hi NTNPNN! Laughter is what keeps me going, for sure! A year later than the family photo above, Dad gave me his old Brownie Hawkeye, and I supported my photography babysitting for 25¢ an hour. I treasured my photos too. But I love this digital age. I saw that you cancelled Thanksgiving ~ LOL! Good luck tomorrow!

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    2. I fudged a little bit and decided the Thanksgiving goodies were too good to give up. Then ate so much .... I missed out on Black Friday. Worked out perfect all around.

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  5. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! What a wonderful picture. I don't remember any pictures ever being taken on Thanksgiving... the camera didn't come out until Christmas.

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Jeff! I hope that you've had a great day.

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  6. Old photos are such treasures! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Right back at you, my friend! I hope you and Daisy and extended family have had a great time!

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  8. You may only have the one family Thanksgiving photo, but it's a classic Rockwellian one! And those memes -- LOL! My fave is the neck tattoo.

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    1. And of course, Happy Thanksgiving to you and Terry!

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    2. Thanks, Debra! We had a fun day and are stuffed to the gills! Of course the tattooed one was your favorite ~ LOL!

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving, Lovely Louise. I'm only two days late. I ate my Thanksgiving dinner on Friday. It worked out better that way.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hi, Janie! You've been on my mind! I'm sad to say I ate Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, ate lots of leftovers yesterday, and I'll have more tonight! Terry and I went to an Italian restaurant with friends on Thanksgiving Day and brought home boxes of leftovers. Terry is in Vegas as of yesterday morning, so the bulk of the leftover duty falls on me. He'll be back on Thursday, so I have days of doing whatever I want whenever I want! I do miss him though. All the best to you. I'll be by to catch up with you very soon! Sending you a big hug!

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  10. That's such a sweet family photo. I also enjoyed the funnies. Thanks for sharing a laugh.

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  11. Haha, love the funnies and the Thanksgiving photo. So cool.

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  12. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! I remember the days of waiting for months to see if the photo was a good one or not. It's funny, film is still super expensive these days, so I am happy we're now digital and can immediately see our snaps and retake if necessary.

    The turkey funnies were great!

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