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(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays

Monday, November 24, 2014

(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays is a song from 1954, commonly associated with the Christmas season. I think it works just as well for Thanksgiving. After all, Jingle Bells was written to be a Thanksgiving song, and Thanksgiving is the busiest holiday travel season!


Oh! There's no place like home for the holidays,
'Cause no matter how far away you roam,
When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze,
For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home!



I met a man who lives in Tennessee, he was heading for,
Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie!
From Pennsylvania folks are travellin'
Down the Dixie sunny shore,
From Atlantic to Pacific,
Gee the traffic is terrific!



Oh! There's no place like home for the holidays,
'Cause no matter how far away you roam,
If you wanna be happy in a million ways,
For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home!



Take a bus, take a train, go and hop an aeroplane,
Put the wife an' kiddies in the family car!
For the pleasure that you bring when you make that doorbell ring,
No trip could be too far!



I met a man who lives in Tennessee, he was headin' for,
Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie!
( Some homemade pumpkin pie! )
From Pennsylvania folks are travellin'
Down the Dixie sunny shore,
From Atlantic to Pacific,
Gee the traffic is terrific!


Oh! There's no place like home for the holidays,
'Cause no matter how far away you roam,
If you wanna be happy in a million ways,
For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home!
For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home!

  
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RLKARMAN 11/24/2014 10:46AM

    So when's the video of the doggie dance going to be posted? emoticon
I love the 'hi honey, i'm home' - a friend of mine is a bee keeper in the South Valley, so I'm going to have to send her that one.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
Cheers!
raChell
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IDLETYME 11/24/2014 8:47AM

    Thanks for my morning smile. Have GREAT DAY! emoticon

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SPARKASAURUS 11/24/2014 7:28AM

    Now I've got the Bing Crosby "Jingle Bells" stuck in my head. I didn't know that was a Thanksgiving song! emoticon I'm going to tell my hubby that when I start singing it today! emoticon

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Brace Yourself, Thanksgiving is Coming

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tonight, Sunday, I'm going to a play with friends. "The Year of the Rooster". Bex & I will have an early dinner at a bistro she wants to try. Tuesday, we're going to Farm and Table for a "Gratitude Dinner" - she's giving it to me as an early birthday. My real BD falls on Thanksgiving this year, and I'll be back at work.
















  
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    Happy early birthday!

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    Looks like we know where the turkey went! emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 11/23/2014 7:39AM

    How cool that your birthday falls on Thanksgiving!

Enjoy your early birthday celebration - lucky you, you get to celebrate twice!

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Thanksgiving Song

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mary Chapin Carpenter, 2008


Grateful for each hand we hold
Gathered round this table.
From far and near we travel home,
Blessed that we are able.



Grateful for this sheltered place
With light in every window,
Saying welcome, welcome, share this feast
Come in away from sorrow.



Father, mother, daughter, son,
Neighbor, friend and friendless;
All together everyone in the gift of loving-kindness.



Grateful for whats understood,
And all that is forgiven;
We try so hard to be good,
To lead a life worth living.



Father, mother, daughter, son,
Neighbor, friend, and friendless;
All together everyone, let grateful days be endless.



Grateful for each hand we hold
Gathered round this table.


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    awe cute

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LINDAKAY228 11/22/2014 10:01AM

    Especially love the dog! I used to like Mary Chapin Carpenter but had forgotten her until I saw this song and the songs I liked by her came back to me!
The other day I saw a dead skunk in the road and it reminded me of an older song about "Dead Skunk" in the 70s. Now I can't get it out of my mind.

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  Thanks for sharing.

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    I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the turkey chillin' in the sink - I saved it to my computer! emoticon emoticon

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Thanksgiving

Friday, November 21, 2014

Less than a week until US Thanksgiving. I'll be at work - hoping it's quiet enough for our 2 day feast (we'll start early Thursday after midnight Wed, then day shift will bring in their feast, and we'll continue when we come back that evening ... May be 3 days or more of leftovers!)



Loudon Wainwright III, 1989


Lord every year we gather here
To eat around this table
Give us the strength to stomach as much
As fast as we are able
Bless this food to our use
Though communication's useless
Don't let me drink too much wine
Lord you know how I get ruthless


Let us somehow get through this meal
Without that bad old feeling
With history and memory
And home cooking we're dealing
Remind us that we are all grown up
Adults, no longer children
Now it's our kids that spill the milk
And our turn to want to kill them



I look around and recognize
A sister and a brother
We rarely see our parents now
We hardly see each other
On this auspicious occasion
This special family dinner
If I argue with a loved one, Lord
Please make me... The winner


All this food looks and smells so good
But I can hardly taste it
The sense of something has been lost
There's no way to replace it
After the meal, switch on the game
There's just a few more seconds
But I'm so tired, I need a nap
The guest bedroom bed beckons


I fall asleep, I have a dream
In it is the family
Nothing bad has happened yet
And everyone is happy
Mother and Father, both still young
And naturally they love us
We're all lying on a lawn at night
Watching the stars above us


Lord every year we gather here
To eat around this table
Give us the strength to stomach as much
As fast as we are able



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    Happy Thanksgiving !

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    I cant wait. :)

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Legend In Your Own Time

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Carly Simon, 1972

Well I have known you
Since you were a small boy
And your mama used to say
My boy is gonna grow up and be
Some kind of leader some day.


Then you'd turn on the radio
And sing with the singer in the band
And your mama would say to you
This isn't exactly what she had planned.


But you're a legend in your own time
A hero in the footlights
Playin' tunes to fit your rhyme
But a legends only a lonely boy
When he goes home alone.


And although I know you
Still have the heart of that small boy
Well, you lend it out far too much
And no one woman loving you
Can ever tell if you've been really touched.


Then you turn on the radio
And sing with the singer in the band
And think kind of sadly to yourself
This isn't exactly what you had planned.


But you're a legend in your own time
A hero in the footlights
Playin' tunes to fit your rhyme
But a legends only a lonely boy
When he goes home alone.



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