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Friday, November 25, 2011

Posted Nov 25 2011 10:59am
If you've been a Friday Funnies subscriber for very long you already know the significance that Thanksgiving has within my family. At the risk of being redundant and melancholy, I will again tell the story....

On Thanksgiving Day my family gathers at my parents' home. It is truly a holiday of traditions for us. My siblings, their children and significant others as well as my own grandchildren will arrive early afternoon, each bringing a contribution to the meal. Using several tables that stretch the length of the living room we will all sit and prior to beginning the feast each individual will state what they are thankful for. Then we eat and as soon as the last person has completed their meal everyone helps in clearing the table - children and adults alike are eager to make room for the second phase of traditions...

The Thanksgiving Day newspaper! There are at often three or four copies - and the Black Friday ads are quickly scattered. Small children are circling items with markers - adults are making shopping lists and mapping the route! We are thoughtful and strategic in our planning. Sharing of information is essential to the success of Black Friday; for example, if the desired item is a high demand, limited quantity electronic... we send in the 20-something runners. Us older, seasoned shoppers... we're happy to stand in line for kitchen wares!

It has become the Thanksgiving Day sport that bonds my family until around 11:00am on Friday. At that time we gather for breakfast, compliments of the matriarch (my mom) -- it is at this time we share success stories, missed opportunities, and the "Oh My Gosh you won't believe what I saw!"

I wish you the very best of traditions... new and old... Happy Thanksgiving to all... and if you are like me, a Black Friday shopper... stay outta my way! I'll be on a mission!

Happy Friday!

Wendy Finch

Forgot the Turkey...

It's the day before Thanksgiving, and the butcher is just locking up when a man begins pounding on Turkeythe front door.

"Please let me in," says the man desperately. "I forgot to buy a turkey, and my wife will kill me if I don't come home with one."

"Okay," says the butcher. "Let me see what I have left." He goes into the freezer and discovers that there's only one scrawny turkey left. He brings it out to show the man.

"That's one is too skinny. What else you got?" says the man.

The butcher takes the bird back into the freezer and waits a few minutes and brings the same turkey back out to the man.

"Oh, no," says the man, "That one doesn't look any better. You better give me both of them!"

Black Friday...
Holiday Shoppers
Last weeks riddle answer...
  1. Joy to the World
  2. Little Drummer Boy
  3. I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
  4. Deck the Halls
  5. Winter Wonderland
  6. Oh Christmas Tree
  7. 12 Days of Christmas
  8. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
  9. Away in a Manger
This Weeks Quote... "An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day."~ Irv Kupcinet
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