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Holidays, the weather and emotions.

This is a discussion on Holidays, the weather and emotions. within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; I'll admit, I'm not a 'holiday guy.' Frankly, I think Thanksgiving is a just a cheap way for farmers to dispose of turkeys that were ...

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    Holidays, the weather and emotions.

    I'll admit, I'm not a 'holiday guy.' Frankly, I think Thanksgiving is a just a cheap way for farmers to dispose of turkeys that were going to die in the winter, anyway. And what is there to really cheer about when the warm weather fades and every morning is cold and gloomy?

    My wife sleeps late and I get up early to fire up the electric fireplace, start some hot coffee and check the news and views in the forums. It's usually a melancholy hour anyway, and today I'm just stiff and sore. There will not be much celebrating, if any.

    My MIL is in the hospital "long term care" section, my brother is in another state, my parents have passed away several years ago and it's silly to cook a 20 pound turkey when my wife and I prefer fish. I don't think this is a post card moment, or a real holiday, at all. In fact, one radio station researched what really happened at the first Thanksgiving, and that was a few starving Pilgrims and a handful of Wampanoag Indians, which are probably now extinct.

    For example, we all think we know what Santa Claus looks like. In fact, our image is actually from a commercial Coca Cola serving tray.

    So, pardon me if I don't celebrate and toss confetti. I woke up too early, the house is cold and my guess is that the jolly old elf passed my house without even checking...
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    Coke didn't start using Santa for advertising till 1930's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tourist View Post
    I'll admit, I'm not a 'holiday guy.' Frankly, I think Thanksgiving is a just a cheap way for farmers to dispose of turkeys that were going to die in the winter, anyway. And what is there to really cheer about when the warm weather fades and every morning is cold and gloomy?

    My wife sleeps late and I get up early to fire up the electric fireplace, start some hot coffee and check the news and views in the forums. It's usually a melancholy hour anyway, and today I'm just stiff and sore. There will not be much celebrating, if any.

    My MIL is in the hospital "long term care" section, my brother is in another state, my parents have passed away several years ago and it's silly to cook a 20 pound turkey when my wife and I prefer fish. I don't think this is a post card moment, or a real holiday, at all. In fact, one radio station researched what really happened at the first Thanksgiving, and that was a few starving Pilgrims and a handful of Wampanoag Indians, which are probably now extinct.

    For example, we all think we know what Santa Claus looks like. In fact, our image is actually from a commercial Coca Cola serving tray.

    So, pardon me if I don't celebrate and toss confetti. I woke up too early, the house is cold and my guess is that the jolly old elf passed my house without even checking...
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    Love your farmers just getting rid of turkey's idea. Which is why I'm so happy we have smoked ham.

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    Yes, yes, cold and gloomy as I sit here in shorts and flip flops. I may have to get these old bones up and shuffle across the room to the thermostat and lower the AC a degree or two.

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    Almost 80 here and humid so I am running the ac. I am wearing shorts to the range today, and yes, it's an outdoor range.
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    @tourist, you should find yourself a hobby. Something to take your mind off of the gray winter days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1skrewsloose View Post
    @tourist, you should find yourself a hobby. Something to take your mind off of the gray winter days.
    I got it! He could sharpen and sell knives!
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    Calling for 8-10 inches of snow , but looks like it will stay north of us. We will get rain. Rain is better. If I remember right we had a record snow storm in the 80's at this time. I am thinking about starting a fire . sitting back and relaxing a bit. Payton has no school the rest of the week. We will find something to do.
    Maybe I should put the low on the ATV just in case.
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    Calling for 8-10 inches of snow , but looks like it will stay north of us. We will get rain. Rain is better. If I remember right we had a record snow storm in the 80's at this time. I am thinking about starting a fire . sitting back and relaxing a bit. Payton has no school the rest of the week. We will find something to do.
    Maybe I should put the low on the ATV just in case.
    New life as a house husband, major shift in duties.

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    After reading this Obama said I am on it.

 

 
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