Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

From the mountains of North Carolina!

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Hope you all enjoy this special day and take time to count your blessings.

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Here are some NC turkeys I photographed!

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I hope they got away!

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Happy Thanksgiving

"Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."

"Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us."

"And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best."

"Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789."

--President George Washington, 3 October 1789

15 comments:

Freckled Hen said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Among the things I am grateful for this year is having you as a friend...I hope you have a wonderful day filled with good food and fun.

Boo-Bah said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Those turkeys are so beautiful. NO wonder I don't eat turkey.

It is a day to count our blessings that is for sure. I am grateful to have so many nice blogger friends and you are certainly one of them.

Hugs
Iris

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

Hope they got away, too! LOL! Hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Thanksgiving! ~~Annie

Michela said...

Happy Thanksgiving my sweet friend!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Wish I could get some pics like that! I hope they got away too!
Brenda

Shabby Cottage Shoppe said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Gail

Diane said...

I'm glad that one looks like he got away! Or is it a "she"?
Diane

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Belated Happy Thanksgiving wishes. I hope you didn't have to catch one of those turkeys for your dinner. Although they do look like good fat sones.

Jacqueline said...

The time you took to type this all out for us was so wonderful and worth the effort. I LOVE the pixie banner...of course and I can totally relate! So glad were sharing this fun and wonderful season together!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Great photos of the turkeys.
I hope that you had a happy Thanksgiving and may you have a great weekend ahead.

Hugs
Carolyn

jenjen said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I am excited to get to know you!

XOOX
Jen

The Painted Garden said...

Hi,

Thank you for your beautiful Thanksgiving post, and for your wonderful photos of North Carolina turkeys - I also hope they are still roaming free.
Have a relaxing weekend in the beautiful mountains.
Blessings,
Erin

Jans Gourds said...

I have never read that before. Where have I been? Thanks for sharing that.
Hey you changed you design. I thought I was visiting a new blog. Heheh. I like it. I posted a comment regarding your dolls. Its kind of long but I was inspired.
Thanks for your kind comments at my blog. I replied to your comments on my blog. I wish that they would go to you vs on my blog. Not sure how to do that.
Heheh
Jan

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Diane, I love wild turkeys. We have some close by where we live and I always slow down to watch them. I have never read this before, thank you for printing it. Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with love and happy moments to remember. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

prashant said...

Those turkeys are so beautiful. NO wonder .

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