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Thanksgiving in Florida November 23, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor.


Aah . . . that’s better!


1. nuvofelt - November 23, 2011

Quick roast?

nrhatch - November 23, 2011

Pop up timers . . . self basting turkeys . . . chickens stuffed in ducks stuffed in turkeys stuffed in geese . . . deep fried . . . pan roasted . . . but NEVER quick roasted. πŸ˜‰

2. Maggie - November 23, 2011


nrhatch - November 23, 2011

This cracked me up.

I wonder if I went to the beach today whether I would see any “turkeys” who needed to get out of the sun. πŸ˜›

3. suzicate - November 23, 2011


nrhatch - November 23, 2011

I’ve seen some “basting birds” on the beach a time or two. πŸ˜€

4. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - November 23, 2011

Ha, I remember Thanksgivings at the beach. Christmases were even weirder.

nrhatch - November 23, 2011

Running barefoot on the beach during the holidays is such a delight. I have more than enough memories of bundling up to waddle from one relative’s house to another . . . bearing gifts of glad tiding while buried in “swaddling clothes.”

5. eof737 - November 23, 2011

Oh Boy! This is the first time I’ve come across this joke. πŸ˜† It is downright hysterical and then you think about it again… Ugh! Poor Turkeys. 😦
Have a Happy Thanksgiving weekend y’all! πŸ™‚

nrhatch - November 23, 2011

If I am re-incarnated as a bird . . . I don’t want it to be as a turkey, chicken, duck or goose raised on a factory farm like an inanimate object.

My prayer this Thanksgiving:

May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes
May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes

Pocket Perspectives - November 23, 2011

A lovely wish…

6. ceceliafutch - November 23, 2011

This is funny! Enjoy your Florida Thanksgiving! We will be in Kentucky with the folks and a lot of family. I rather doubt it will be as warm and wonderful (weatherwise) as destinations further south, but it will be with family. Enjoy your day!

nrhatch - November 23, 2011

Have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving, Cecelia!

7. Carl D'Agostino - November 23, 2011

It’s a very hot 80F here in Miami. I am using apple sauce not cranberry. I bet no one really likes cranberry sauce. I don’t. If they did they would not eat it on only one day a year or maybe Christmas too.

nrhatch - November 23, 2011

I’ll take your bet . . .
And you’re gonna regret . . .

Because I love cranberry sauce! πŸ˜›

{Probably because I only eat it one or two days a year).

8. Andra Watkins - November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, Nancy. Thanks for the big belly laugh.

nrhatch - November 23, 2011

Wherever you choose to celebrate this year . . . hope you and your guy end up with “big bellies” filled with good food while laughter fills the air.

Gobble. Gobble.

9. Sunshine - November 23, 2011


nrhatch - November 23, 2011

Your avatar is perfect for this post! Happy Thanksgiving, Sunshine!

10. Ronnie/Hurtled to 60 - November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

nrhatch - November 23, 2011

Thanks. Here’s to good food, good friends, and good cheer!

11. kateshrewsday - November 23, 2011

ROFL…..have a great time, Nancy….

nrhatch - November 23, 2011

I’ve been cooking today so I have more time to visit tomorrow. At the moment, I feel like I just stepped out of the hot oven.

Done and basted!

12. thirdhandart - November 23, 2011

For the entire time that I lived in Miami, my Mom, who lived in Missouri, would tell me, “The weather is so nice here. You should move back.” I know she was fudging on the truth just to get us back home. But, if there is such a thing as perfect weather, Florida has it (except maybe for the hurricanes). Enjoy the perfect weather.
Happy Thanksgiving.

nrhatch - November 23, 2011

Living here has been a dream come true after spending the first “half” of my life in the North East.

Thus far, the hurricanes have stayed away from our shores. Fingers crossed our luck holds for a few more years.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with good food, good friends, and good cheer.

13. sufilight - November 23, 2011

hehe, thanks for the chuckle! Read the last comment about the Florida weather, and it’s true, the weather there is great. My sister sometimes has tears of gratitude for relocating to Florida from New York. She feels like she is always on vacation and it has also given her a more calm space to heal from the loss of her teenage son.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving. πŸ™‚

nrhatch - November 23, 2011

I feel like your sister ~ I no longer desire to go “on vacation” because “where I am is where I want to be.” This was a good move for us. It is a real treat to be cooking Thanksgiving dinner in shorts . . . and we may be able to go to the beach with our nieces tomorrow.

I give thanks for being able to live here almost every day.

14. Crowing Crone Joss - November 23, 2011

good chuckle. especially today when we have had a foot of snow fall!

nrhatch - November 23, 2011

Oh, my! We were watching some of the snowfall on the Weather Channel during lunch . . . and were glad to be “here” instead of “there.”

Some enjoy the change of seasons, and look forward to the cold snowy days. I hope that you are one of them . . . and look with benevolence on the white winter majesty.

15. Patricia - November 23, 2011

Ooh, Ralph has an outie…

nrhatch - November 23, 2011

He’s a belly buster! πŸ˜€

16. Booksphotographsandartwork - November 23, 2011

Ha ha thats a good one!

nrhatch - November 23, 2011

Some cartoonists say so much with such panache! Not sure if I can find another one for tomorrow.

Maybe I’ll do a “serious” post about GRATITUDE!

17. Tilly Bud - November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

nrhatch - November 24, 2011

Thanks! Looking forward to chilling out with my sister and her family.

18. adeeyoyo - November 24, 2011

Nancy!!! All these jokes – I NEVER want to eat meat again! Even if they die from old age – scratch that – especially if they die of old age.

nrhatch - November 24, 2011

Well, as someone who hasn’t eaten meat since the mid-90’s . . . welcome to Club Veg. It’s like Club Med . . . only different. πŸ˜‰

19. colonialist - November 24, 2011

Very funny!
Little Women should have been written, ‘Thanksgiving won’t be Thanksgiving without any turkey!’
Someone we knew brought up a turkey chick with Christmas in mind (when we do turkeys) but the bird became a family pet instead and has the run of the house. Hilarious! Heaven help visitors if Woo doens’t like you.

nrhatch - November 24, 2011

That is hysterical! Imagine sharing a house with a turkey named Woo. Thanks, Colonialist! πŸ˜€

I’m not surprised at the family’s attachment to Woo. I expect that most/many/some people would eat less meat if they had to raise and kill the animals themselves. Grabbing pre-packaged meat at the store removes us from “the source.”

20. colonialist - November 24, 2011

Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving!

nrhatch - November 24, 2011

Thank you. I’m going to share Woo’s story at the dinner table today! Gobble. Gobble.

21. granny1947 - November 24, 2011

Morning NR…am so glad we don’t do the Thanksgiving bit here…bad enough planning the Christmas pigout.

nrhatch - November 24, 2011

My mom always liked Thanksgiving better because she ONLY had to focus on preparing the feast and giving thanks. She didn’t have to have one eye on 4 excited children unwrapping presents (one at a time, please!) while keeping the other eye on the roast beef and yorkshire pudding.

We’ve never had Christmas dinner in our own home. Up north, we bounced around from house to house ~ brother, sister, mother, etc. Down here, we head to Orlando to my sister’s. She usually makes scones for us to nibble on while opening packages and something veggie, like meatless shepherd’s pie or broccoli alfredo, for dinner.

22. Ruth - November 24, 2011

hehe, love it – I could use some of that Florida sun

nrhatch - November 24, 2011

It was gorgeous today ~ went for a walk on the beach with my two nieces and we only turned around because they started to look “done in the sun.”

23. Team Oyeniyi - November 25, 2011

Very funny! Happy Thanksgiving, Nancy, to you and BFF!!

nrhatch - November 25, 2011

We had a very happy day with my sister and her family. And we are thankful that our refrigerator is filled with leftovers to Gobble, Gobble. πŸ˜‰

24. jannatwrites - November 27, 2011

Thanks for the chuckle! This was hilarious πŸ™‚

nrhatch - November 28, 2011

Glad you enjoyed! πŸ˜€

25. Tokeloshe - November 29, 2011

LOL πŸ˜‰

nrhatch - November 29, 2011

Gobble. Gobble. πŸ˜›

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