Thursday, November 27, 2014

Upon This Strange Thanksgiving

Here on Rattlesnake Ridge there is much to be thankful for.  Even if the circumstances that surround the celebration of that thanks are unusual.

A traditional Thanksgiving just wasn't in the cards this year.  But sometimes its good to strip away all the traditions and focus on what is so very important...  counting your very real blessings that actually have nothing to do with food... or money... or comfort.

Oh we have those things and we are Thankful for them... but there is much more to be thankful for than these. We are thankful to Him... for eternity.

Just as the Grinch couldn't stop Christmas...  neither can Thanksgiving be stopped. 

Take away the turkey and dressing and pecan pie... God forbid.. take away the hashbrown casserole and the glazed ham...  take away the football...  even take away the family and friends...  and still we give thanks.

We give thanks.



Res Ipsa said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

My best wishes for you and the family.

WaterBoy said...

Happy Thanksgiving, one and all.

I'm grateful that you provide this blog to hang out and shoot the breeze.

cheddarman said...


Have a blessed Thanksgiving down there in the South Land.



Toothy said...

Happy Thanksgiving all.

God bless.

Russell said...


black said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanks to all for all the valuable knowledge passed on in this blog.

Susan said...

Have to agree with Black. You have a way of passing on valuable knowledge while just being Nate. Much appreciated, and deeply enjoyed. Like one of your stogies or snorts of good vintage.

We all missed you very much during your little hiatus, and we are very glad to see you are back writing and posting. A week without reading something from Nate is a sad week indeed.

You did a great job clearing the weeds here. Maybe you should take it up as a second career.

Russ said...

Here here.