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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving




The second picture is one of the very few photos I have posted on my blog that I did not take. In the U.S today it is Thanksgiving and often our thoughts turn to family and friends. The person holding the camera is my Dad who is still living and is 85 this year. My mother is in the background facing the front. She passed away in 1999. I thought it appropriate today to put the focus on our families and other loved ones as we gather in homes across the nation to celebrate our nation's heritage, to thank God for our many blessings and remind ourselves that we are so lucky to be living in a country that at least as of today is still free in so many ways.

Like my dad so many years ago...I am holding the camera with the lens focused on you today and I am in hopes that the picture taken reflects a day of togetherness and for some re-connections with broken ties and even ourselves again.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

Dan

20 comments:

Heather said...

May your Thanksgiving be blessed with good memories and love, warmth and comfort, joy and peace, Dan.

I also wanted to share how blessed I was today to receive the sweetest fuzzy bundle of love resting on a couch today...all wrapped up in an envelope :)

I got Scooter in the mail. I'll be posting about it in the days to come, after the Holiday, of course.

Thank you SO very much, Dan. Ray really thought it was something special, too :)

Sunny said...

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

I sent you an email but I will thank you here to for the wonderful picture that arrived today. It was the most delightful piece of mail I've received in a long time.

Thank you very much.
Sunny :)

septembermom said...

How special to see that picture of your parents. They definitely were a good looking couple. I like how your Dad holds the camera with such care and focus. Like father, like son. Your mother was beautiful.

I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!! Don't eat too much :) I have to tell myself that all the time on this holiday!

De Lly Dilettante said...

Families are precious and indeed something to be very thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving Dan.

dianne said...

Both beautiful photographs Dan, especially the one of your Dad and Mum and family, yes family and friends are so important, we must always try to keep the love and togetherness and never lose those connections.
Thank you for your wonderful wishes and blessing for us dearest Dan and I hope your 'Thanksgiving' day is filled with family, friends, happiness and the ones most dear to your heart. xo ♥

tricia said...

Wonderful photos Dan. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. Thank you so much for taking time from your busy schedule to stop by my neglected blog. I appreciate it more than I can say.

Jean said...

I thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art and the stories that go with them. Yours is one of my very favorite places to visit.

May you have a day surrounded with goodness and love.
Happy Thanksgiving, Dan!

Dan Felstead said...

Heather...I am surprised it got there before Thanksgiving! I am glad it made it through he mail and Scooter told me that she is truly honored to be in your home! Happy Thanksgiving.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny thaks for letting me know and it looks like Heather got hers the same day! Have a great Thanksgiving today with your family.

Dan

Cynthia L. H. said...

Beautiful. ;^) These are wonderful photos. I am thankful that I "wandered" onto your post back in April. It has been an amazing time. I wish that I could have made up my mind as quickly as Heather and DawnTreader on which photograph I could choose from winning the contest...but I am still trying to narrow down my list!!! It's a pretty big deal, and I'm excited.
Thank you again, Dan.
C

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...the Turkey is roasting, bread is baking, tea is brewing and I am hungry! Have a great one today!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Lly...thanks for thinking of us over there in Italy today...I hope you have a great day with your family as well.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dianne..I am always touched when folks outside the US wish us well on an American holiday...I am thankful for you.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Tricia! Good to hear from you and all the best today. I hope things are going well for you.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Jean...the same right back at you and have a great one. Thanks for stopping in on Thanksgiving.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Cynthia...HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Don't feel rushed...just let me know when you decide!

Dan

shabby girl said...

A lovely sentiment today Dan! I love the pictures of family from back in the day! They are so precious today, aren't they?
I hope your day was wonderful!

Benedetta said...

Hi Dan! Thanks so much for the comment, I think you are not the only one- the typtophan overdose is spreading everywhere like crazy-lol.
Sending my warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend to you and yours!:-)
Benedetta

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl it was a good Thanksgiving and I hope yours was as well. I noticed on our blog that perhaps the family did not get together this year...hopefully next year?

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Benedetta...good hearing from you.

Dan