Monday, November 19, 2007

12 Reasons to be thankful you burnt the bird (Joke)

1. Salmonella won't be a concern.
2. Everyone will think your turkey is Cajun blackened.
3. Uninvited guests will think twice next year.
4. Your cheese broccoli lima bean casserole will gain newfound appreciation.
5. Pets won't bother to pester you for scraps.
6. No one will overeat.
7. The smoke alarm was due for a test.
8. Carving the bird will provide a good cardiovascular workout.
9. You'll get to the desserts even quicker.
10. After dinner, the guys can take the bird to the yard and play football.
11. The less turkey Uncle "You-Know-Who" eats, the less likely he will be to walk around with his pants unbuttoned.
12. You won't have to face three weeks of turkey sandwiches.

Bud's World

Thanksgiving One-Liners:
Because they use such FOWL languageWHY DID THE POLICE ARREST THE TURKEY?
They suspected it of fowl play

From the Choir Loft
Do you still consider Thanksgiving to be a part of Christmas? When I was growing up, my mother made us wait until Thanksgiving Day to start playing Christmas music, and we had to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to put up Christmas decorations. Now, the radio stations start playing Christmas music well before Thanksgiving Day (it almost starts on Halloween), and all the stores and shopping malls are all decked out at least a week before. If you have your thanksgiving at your home, is your tree up already and your lights on? Do you play Christmas music during the meal? Once Santa comes by at the end of the Macys Parade...that’s the official kick off to the season for me! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

Thanksgiving Dinner Prayer:
A 4-year-old boy was asked to return thanks before a Thanksgiving dinner. The family members bowed their heads in expectation. He began his prayer, thanking God for all his friends, naming them one by one. Then he thanked God for Mommy, Daddy, brother, sister, Grandma, Grandpa, and all his aunts and uncles. Then he began to thank God for the food. He gave thanks for the turkey, the dressing, the fruit salad, the cranberry sauce, the pies, and the cakes, even the Cool Whip. Then he paused, and everyone waited--and waited. After a long silence, the young fellow looked up at his mother and asked, “If I thank God for the broccoli, won't he know that I'm lying?”

Today in history
November 18
1990 – ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ opened at Gershwin Theater in NYC
1963 – Bell telephone introduced the push-button telephone
1961 – President John F. Kennedy sent 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
1928 – Walt Disney’s ‘Mickey Mouse’ debuted in the movie ‘Steamboat Willie’ in NYC
1902 – Brooklyn’s Morris Michton named the teddy bear after President Teddy Roosevelt
1894 – The 1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published by New York World
1805 – Lewis & Clark reached the Pacific Ocean & became the 1st Americans to cross the continent
1793 – The ‘Louvre’ officially opened in Paris
1307 – William Tell shot an apple off his son’s head

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History of the Hymns

‘Come, Ye Thankful People, Come’ (1844) Page 694
Words: Dr. Henry Alford (1810 – 1871)
Music: Sir George J. Elvey (1816 - 1893)

This hymn (originally with 7 verses) addresses the common theme of harvest festivals, called in England the “Harvest Home,” which is celebrated in English churches usually during the month of September. A thanksgiving service would be held in the church, where the bounty of the harvest is collected, displayed with the fall trappings of pumpkins and autumn leaves, and then dispensed to the needy. And, of course, unlike the humanist that is essentially grateful only to himself, a true Harvest Home celebration acknowledges the provision of God, as did the Pilgrims in 1621, and the ancient Hebrews in their Feast of Firstfruits in the spring on the first day after Passover at the time of barley harvest.
While the first verse chiefly addresses the theme of thanksgiving, the last three verses deal with the theme of final harvest in the judgement of the world as paralleled in Christ’s parables of the wheat and tares (Matthew 13: 24-30), and the parable of the seed springing up without the sower knowing of it (Mark 4: 26-29.

Meanwhile…1844…163 years ago…in the United States…
President: John Tyler…V.P.: None
· The University of Notre Dame was chartered
· Charles Goodyear began “vulcanizing” rubber
· The 1st dental use of nitrous oxide in Hartford, Ct.
· The safety pin and adhesive postage stamps were invented
· America’s premier composer, Louis Gottschalk, was refused entrance to the Conservatory of Paris because as an American, “no American was good enough!”
· Thousands risked life & limb on “The Oregon Trail”
to settle the fertile lands of the Pacific Northwest
· Methodist minister, Elijah White, led 1st wagon train of over 100 persons to Oregon
· The Rochester-Tonawanda Railroad built a spur finally linking Buffalo and Albany
· A 14 foot seawall broke in Buffalo, NY drowning 78 people

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