ACORNucopia

Signed by George Washington on October 3, 1789 and entitled “General Thanksgiving,” the national decree by the fledgling government appointed a day “to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God.”  Later, on October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for the observance of the fourth Tuesday of November as a national holiday. In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the holiday to the third Thursday of November (to extend the Christmas shopping season and boost the economy). After a storm of protest, Roosevelt changed the holiday again in 1941 to the fourth Thursday in November, where it stands today (taken from earlyamerica.com).

Here is the cornucopia of cookies I am taking to our celebration.  There are a lot of people coming, and with the pies and other desserts also being served,  I felt like bite sized cookies were most appropriate.  Hope yours is happy, fulFILLING, and nap worthy.

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The cornucopia was big a** cookie!

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Acorns with personality.

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All the leaves are brown and the acorns are (not) grey (cue Mamas and the Papas)!

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Thanksgiving Gratitude (with Attitude?)

My favorite holiday.  Family, friends, food, and a long couch on which to take a nap.  Oh, um, and a little odd sense of humor 😉

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Trekkie turkey.  Live long and prosper?

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T.Hanks.giving thanks.  (so sorry Tom Hanks.  your acting and name are perfect.)

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Decree of thanks to all who follow this blog.  Especially thankful for our 2 daughters (without whom I wouldn’t be creating cookies or have learned how to blog.)

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Lastly, I’d like to serve up some gratitude:

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All You Need is Love

The City of Brotherly Love’s (Philadelphia’s) perhaps best-known landmark is LOVE itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture is in John F. Kennedy Plaza, not far from City Hall.  As an odd side bar, LOVE was installed in 1976 but briefly snatched away in 1978; popular demand brought it back to where it stands today.

Since the wedding was in Philly (even though ordered and picked up in Buffalo), all was right in the karma world.

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