As many people of faith gather together tomorrow to thank God for all of the blessings they have received, I would like to take moment to add my own personal message of thanks:
o I would like to thank God for the bounty of blessing he has provided to the people of this nation and for the liberty and freedom that we take for granted.
o I would like to thank our men and women in the military for their daily sacrifices that they make to defend these liberties and freedoms
o I would like to thank the Moms and Dads that make the daily choices to support and care for their families even when times are tough and no recognition or thanks is forthcoming
o I would like to thank the first responders who do the hard things necessary to protect us when emergency situations occur
o I would like to thank the goodness of this nation and its people who without being asked come to the aid of other nations when devastation and calamity reach them
o Finally I would like to thank the folks on this board (including those that are disagreeable) for continuing to share their thoughts and wit, and for providing an old coot with much enjoyment over the past year
May you all have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving Day, and may God bless you all.
Thx Froggnot .. and the good thoughts back to you friend.
I just put a (wild) turkey in the oven (neighbor bagged it) - and then the puppy must have stealth his way around some local deer hunters .. he just dragged up a fresh 7 point rack w/ head and (partial) neck still attached.
I guess that remaining neck meat will be his entertainment & Thanksgiving treat for today .. although he prefers just the leg bones ;- )
My first ancestor in this country came to Plymouth Colony in 1640 from No. Ireland. Before that they came from Scotland. George Washington is my great uncle seven generations back through his sister. My people have fought in all this nations wars. I have, my daughter did (Field Evac. Hosp. Gulf War 1) and my son has, currently on a one year call up. I thank God for his blessing on me and my family and pray that he either change the minds of those intent on destroying this nation or destry them.
That is indeed strange because George Washington's great Grandfather came to Virginia from England. I guess you are referring to Martha Washington's side of the family. She was a wealthy widow with two children when George married her. However Martha's parents had no history of coming from Ireland or Scotland. Martha's father was born in England and her mother was a second generation American who traced her lineage to an English great grandfather who married a French wife. George Washington did have three sisters so George may have been your uncle and the Plymouth Colony part inserted during the seven generations after George's sister. Martha's first marriage at 19 to a man 39 produced her daughter who died in her teens and her son who died in the Revolutionary War leaving two children who were raised by George and Martha. They had no children of their own.