WELCOME TO BLUE MONDAY
In memory of Smiling Sally
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WARNING...HEAVY ON PHOTOS.
Thanksgiving in the USA is a time to be thankful for our many blessings.
I often wonder if there is a day set aside in the many countries that share with Blue Monday.
I would love to hear about it so share if your country has a day of Thanksgiving.
Our very large family had our very own "special" Thanksgiving celebration many years ago. Everyone had to dress up like a pilgrim or an Indian.
Our Thanksgiving tradition started by the early settlers (pilgrims) and the American Indians getting together to share their harvest and to thank God for their many blessings.
There were 75 family members attending our celebration and it was held a few miles from where I live in Western N. Carolina.
Many of my long time Blogging friends have seen this post before but it was so much fun I am re-posting some of the photos again.
First the press releases. Our small town thought this event was special enough to take photos for the local papers.
All 80 of us did not get in these photos. Can you find me?
The following photos are of my family and the families of my 4 sisters and my brother.
This is Bill and I with our five children and their families
Here we are in our pilgrim finery.
Each family made their own costumes.
I have to say, the pilgrim costume I made for me does nothing for ones shape. LOL.
I made Bill's hat out of cardboard. Not easy I tell you.
My sister Carmen and her large family. Carmen is bottom left kneeling.
My sister Jane Anne and her husband. The following photo is my sister's son and family. For some reason her daughters are not in this pic.
My brother and his wife. The following photo is his children and families
My sister Caralie on right and her family.
My sister Diane third from left and her family.
Last my Aunt and Uncle came from Michigan to join in our family fun.
The one photo that I wish we had taken was everyone sitting at the tables eating their Thanksgiving dinner. Sigh!
Our family is much larger now as many of these children are grown and have families of their own.
All of our grands are married or in college now. Where did the years go??
We are blessed beyond words.
For our family and friends including are many blog friends.
We send you all blessings and love no matter what country you are from.
Happy Blue Monday,