12/02/19 – What do you know about Thanksgiving Day?

CURRENT EVENTS

I hope everyone reading this had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving or celebrate it on a different day than the fourth Thursday of November

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and Brazil, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well. (Source: Wikipedia)

For the last couple of years I have been celebrating Thanksgiving Day by participating in a 5K race.

I seem to be getting slower with each passing year and this was the slowest I ever ran a 5K, coming in 7th out of 8 male runners in the 70 and over age category.

However, I following day I picked up 415 lbs. off of some tall blocks; so I’m not feeling too decrepit.

And of course like many of you, we spent Thanksgiving with some of our family

BOOK OF THE WEEK

This book is easy to read and has a lot of valuable running tips.

The Little Red Book of Running

By Scott Douglas

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

I just saw this film and I thought it was very entertaining.

Murder Mystery

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Every year around this time I make this the song of the week. I just get a kick out of it.

Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)

By The Ramones

ART OF THE WEEK

How one decorates their home says a lot about a person. This was my decorating style back in 1988.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Dick Clark

Dick Clark in 1958

Richard Wagstaff Clark(November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American radio and television personality, television producer and film actor, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1988. He also hosted the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, which transmitted Times Square’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

As host of American Bandstand, Clark introduced rock & roll to many Americans. Many of the leading rock groups had their first exposure to nationwide audiences. A few of the many artists introduced were Ike and Tina Turner, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Simon and Garfunkel, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Bobby Fuller, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino and Chubby Checker.

Episodes he hosted were among the first in which blacks and whites performed on the same stage, and likewise among the first in which the live studio audience sat without racial segregation. Singer Paul Anka claimed that Bandstand was responsible for creating a “youth culture”. Due to his perennially youthful appearance and his largely teenaged audience of American Bandstand, Clark was often referred to as “America’s oldest teenager”. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

When you retire, you may think your work days are over. Well, you are mistaken. Your new full-time job is to take care of your health. Treat it like a job, you may not feel like exercising, you may not want to watch what you eat; but, like work it is better than the alternative. If you don’t work, you will be depended upon others, if you don’t work out, you will be dependent upon others.

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Regarding the film “Planes, Trains and Automobiles:

I’ve seen the film and thought it was funny  77.78%  (14 votes) 

I haven’t seen the film, but would like to see it  22.22%  (4 votes) 

I’ve seen the film and did not like it  0%  (0 votes) 

I have not seen the film and do not wish to see it  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 18

Have you seen any films starring Captain Jack Sparrow?

Yes and liked what I saw  68.42%  (13 votes) 

No, but I would like to see one  15.79%  (3 votes)  

No and I do not wish to see one  10.53%  (2 votes) 

Yes, but did not enjoy what I saw  5.26%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 19
After Thanksgiving Day are you going to have high score on your scale?

No  33.33%  (6 votes) 

Maybe  33.33%  (6 votes) 

Same score  22.22%  (4 votes) 

Yes  11.11%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 18

Have you ever been significantly disappointed in a business?

Yes  83.33%  (15 votes) 

No  16.67%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 18
If you have been disappointed in a business:

I did not file a complaint with an independent agency  61.54%  (8 votes) 

I filed a complaint with an independent agency  38.46%  (5 votes) 

Total Votes: 13

When it comes to the media, they primarily

try to tell me what to think  76.47%  (13 votes) 

give me just the facts and let me decide what to think  23.53%  (4 votes) 

Total Votes: 17
Do you believe Miyamoto Musashi is correct about things and people outside of yourself?

Maybe  50%  (8 votes) 

Yes  31.25%  (5 votes) 

No  18.75%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 16

Book

If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00

However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life, 

only you can do that.

18 thoughts on “12/02/19 – What do you know about Thanksgiving Day?

    • Thank you Georgia. I always thought she was one of the best parts of the show. I haven’t got around to seeing the movie, but I am anxious to do so. Have you seen the movie?

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    • Also, a Happy Thanksgiving to you too Georgia. As for the holidays, Constantine wisely made many of the Christian holidays on the same day as the old pagan holidays. Of course, Thanksgiving is secular

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