Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving




Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate it.  Especially my daughter Susie and husband Wes, who are celebrating their first Thanksgiving as a married couple with Wes' family and their friends in Johannesburg.  It is no mean feat to find a large turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and pumpkin pie filling in South Africa, but Susie is a very determined young woman.

Laura is a volunteer at FoodShare's tent on Woodland Street in Bloomfield.  They needed to get donations of 19,000 turkeys to meet the requests they had received in Hartford and Tolland counties. By Tuesday they had met the goal and were taking cash donations to meet the needs of hungry residents on other days.

23 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

My son, who lives in Buenos Aires, also has challenges finding all of the ingredients for Thanksgiving dinners. Grocery stores down there do not carry turkeys.

I am glad your food bank was successful. Julie's mother went to a supermarket yesterday and bought a turkey to take out to the food bank truck in the parking lot that was collecting turkeys for the food bank.

Sue said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jack!

Kate said...

It's good to participate in food sharing on this national holiday. Glad that your daughter is a determined woman! May you have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving Day!

Sylvia K said...

A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Jack!! I'm sure Susie will serve up a great dinner for Wes' family and friends! How fun!! Great to see people helping feed others on this day of thanksgiving for all of us! Enjoy the day!!

Lowell said...

And best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Thanksgiving. Your daughter is facing quite a challenge!

Nice to see volunteers out helping others at this time of year.

Dawn said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Jack!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jack, it's always very uplifting when you hear how generous people can be.

Sharon said...

I have friends living in Europe who have the same dilemma as your daughter but they get it done every year they are there. Determination is a good thing.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Malyss said...

Not celebrated here, but Happy Thanksgiving!
Is this lady wearing a "turkey hat"?!That's funny!

Karl Demetz said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jack!

Paul in Powell River said...

Kudos to people like Laura - volunteers are the best!

Birdman said...

Happy Turkey Day!

JM said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jack!

Halcyon said...

I am so glad they met their goal. Unfortunately, I don't think hunger will ever stop. Good that you have caring people like these in your community.

RedPat said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jack! Glad they met their turkey target.

Bob Crowe said...

That's a very appropriate and beautiful post. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from out on the prairie in Kansas.

Taken For Granted said...

What a great program the FoodShare program is. Distributing 19,000 turkeys is impressive. I'm on the board of our local food pantry and have an inkling of how much work this is.

jennyfreckles said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jack. Food share sounds great - that's a lot of turkeys!

LOLfromPasa said...

Perfect posting for Thanksgiving Day!

Randy said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Love that stuffed turkey!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Jack. We enjoyed beautiful weather on Dauphin Island with our family... we even saw a family of dolphins about 50 yards out.

I know that Susie and Wes enjoyed being with his family but wishing that you were all there with them as well.

Bises,
Genie

Petrea Burchard said...

Good for Laura and her organization!

Chrissy Brand said...

Good job- we could all learn from such people, some more than others. Happy Thanksgiving to my North American friends.