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#1441743 - 20/11/2017 08:53 Thanksgiving Day:
Wet Snow Offline
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Hello Friends:
This coming Thursday is the Thanksgiving Day holiday here in the US. I thought I'd post the Thanksgiving Proclamation by Pres. Abraham Lincoln in 1863:

Thanksgiving Proclamation:

"The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with blessings, and fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary in nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty GOD...
We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten GOD. We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the GOD that made us...
No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High GOD, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens."
--Abraham Lincoln 1863

I Just Want To Say I'm Very Thankful & Grateful For Each Of You & To Be On This Very Fine & Interesting Weather List.

~~~Kind Wishes & GOD Bless & Take Care~~~Wet Snow

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#1441746 - 20/11/2017 09:19 Re: Thanksgiving Day: [Re: Wet Snow]
Gad Offline
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Registered: 27/12/2010
Posts: 337
Loc: Silkstone
Thanks for sharing Wet Snow, enjoy your holiday festivities.
just for my own curiosity, which White House turkey do you think will be pardoned this Thanksgiving, the one with feathers or the one without feathers....:)

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#1441757 - 20/11/2017 11:46 Re: Thanksgiving Day: [Re: Gad]
Wet Snow Offline
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Registered: 17/06/2002
Posts: 5913
Loc: Mena, Polk County, Arkansas; e...
Hello Gad & All:
Many Thanks for your Kind Wishes.
As to your question: Hmmmmm.....that would be a very hard & tough Executive Decision....:)

Do you think that Thanksgiving Day would ever be instituted in Australia?

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#1442818 - 30/11/2017 02:57 Re: Thanksgiving Day: [Re: Wet Snow]
eliate1 Offline
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Registered: 27/02/2003
Posts: 147
Loc: SE Melbourne, Australia
If I may put my two cents or in this case two pennies wink in.
Whether Australia would have a thanksgiving holiday I couldn’t say, but it would be a great idea. A national understanding that it is important to be thankful for what we have, and how apt that proclamation is, even today.
Thanks for putting it up. smile

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#1443927 - 05/12/2017 16:04 Re: Thanksgiving Day: [Re: Wet Snow]
DerekHV Offline
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Registered: 12/02/2010
Posts: 862
Loc: Aberglasslyn (Maitland) NSW
Things like Halloween have developed a following in recent times, esp amongst the kids.
I can't see this one taking off though, it is not even in the popular vocabulary of most people here.
Some may see it as some type of religious observation as well.

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