Wishing you all a HAPPY Thanksgiving!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by rola643, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

    Hopefully you're able to spend at least some time with family and or friends today. 2020 has been a crazy ride so hopefully a little downtime with good food and drink will fill the bill today!
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    Me, I'm headed out to my first outage of the day already :D It's all good. Taking. piece of that triple time pay and it looks to be an easy one (albeit raining a little :() so back home in no time to enjoy the day with all my family!

    Enjoy the day folks!

    PS: I'll be on ZIFT a little later to " EARN THE BIRD" ( if you're interested hit me up )since it is forecast is to be storming most the morning with clearing this afternoon. Family obligations later today so no outdoor ride for me this Holiday.
  2. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

    In the middle of the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, prompted by a series of editorials written by Sarah Josepha Hale,[7] proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated on the 26th, the final Thursday of November 1863. The document, written by Secretary of State William H. Seward, reads as follows:

    The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the blessings of 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 nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, the order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. The population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom.

    No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Highest 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 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. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.

    In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

    Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.

    Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863.[7]

  3. Germanrazor

    Germanrazor Well-Known Member

  4. John_V

    John_V Moderator Staff Member Mod Team Tavern Member

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
  5. newleaf150

    newleaf150 Deranged Touring Cyclist Tavern Member

    This Thanksgiving, I'm grateful to simply be alive. I'm grateful to the surgeon who literally saved my life. I'm grateful to the expert, deeply caring staff of nurses and other medical professionals who were there for me through one of the most terrifying and painful episodes I have experienced as an adult. I'm grateful for the science of medicine which informed and guided those devoted to helping me heal.

    I'm grateful for my wife and family. For the way they've pulled together to support me, whether the support came remotely or in person.

    I'm also grateful for bicycling. Literally every single doctor, nurse, therapist, etc. to whom I've spoken credits the speed of my recovery to the 2500mi per year I used to average in the saddle. Despite that, I'll be a long time recovering from this. That's simply the reality, but thanks to expert medical care and my family, I will recover.

    I. Will. Recover. What's more, I will live to ride my bike again. I miss the saddle terribly, but I'll be back. For that, I am deeply grateful. I will see the saddle again. I don't know when, but I will.

    May your holiday be safe and filled with joy. May the good things in life always outweigh the bad. May you all stay safe, in the saddle and out of it.

    Happy Thanksgiving, all!
  6. fpl1

    fpl1 Well-Known Member Tavern Member

    Happy thanksgiving to all. Still have much to be thankful for in the greatest country in the world.
  7. Dos_Ruedas

    Dos_Ruedas Well-Known Member

    I’m thankful for my friends at TS.