“Scotland The Brave”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#19040 Nov 22, 2012
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL WHO VISIT THE KITCHEN

However lavish, however simple you spend the
day, you have love from El's Kitchen.

http://www.jacquielawson.com/preview.asp...

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#19042 Nov 22, 2012
Thank you El.
What is the equivalent to Thanksgiving in the UK?
We will be setting up around noon, our time here, with dinner at 1400hrs local.
A great day to you and all who grace your kitchen.

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

Blakesley, UK

#19045 Nov 22, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
'Morning Tony...cutting in, bursting to tell you, well,
my brother and I had our weekly 'phone chat last night, football came into the conversation, I am reeling with shock, lol, first
of all my brother the lifelong Man U 'fan' prefers Rugby, not
only that, he admires the dignity of the players toward the Ref,
thinks the football players behaviour is out of order, illustrating his point by pointing out recent activity by Galatasari (sp) in attacking the Referee,(didn't watch the match, no longer have Sky Sports). Apparently (he pointed out) it is permissable for the Captain of the team to approach the Ref should there be a query regarding any call.....
I mean, I had to agree with him put like that!
I must say, and not backtracking, it must be extremely intimidating for the Ref to be surrounded by angry players.
Still say that with so many linesmen (assistant referees) plus the referee himself, that they should up their ante, it can affect the whole game after all.
Weather is awful today, gales and rain, worse down South I imagine with the floods.
Hi ER ( and of course, all others who visit this good establishment)- I stopped reffing soccer when the antics got too much: limited myself to Ladies soccer and rugby, didn't need the aggro.

Blowing like a hooligan down here and the rain is just starting again - more flooding is forecast and severe gale for tonight. Fortunately, although we overlook the river, we are well above the flood plain, so it's not a problem for us. At least later tomorrow and Saturday are looking better. I'm off to Fowey for the weekend as it's she-who-must-be-obeyed's birthday and her last weekend before going off to run a chalet in St Anton for five months.

“September”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#19046 Nov 22, 2012
Adding my wishes too for Happy Thanksgiving,
as I did also on the Offbeat' Thanksgiving' thread.

Hope it's a memorable day for all our US friends.

Boomer,

'saw your post asking El'
In case you're interested.

NO tradition of 'thanksgiving'
here in Ireland

“Truth and perspective”

Since: Nov 09

defeats BS

#19047 Nov 22, 2012
Good Thursday morning/afternoon to the klatche of Kitchen-eers with our shirties and cappies of distinction:

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to the colonists and the immigrants and the minorities who were an essential factor in building this big, diverse country -- the U.S.A.

Thank you Cuz El for hosting the spirit of celebration in which we dearly delve.

Boomer -- praise be and good on you for "being there" for folks on this day.

For the dear Auld Sod folks -- batten down if you must and ride out the gales from the seas, take the day as it brings, and peaceful gratitude for all things.

“September”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#19048 Nov 22, 2012
El,

Thanks for your previous post..
I will be delighted to leave that poem here -
the one you requested about the Doll! LOL

I think I penned it one Christmas,
in the form of 'A Child's Letter to Santa'

Hoping you are having a wonderful day -

wonder have you any knowledge of the
present big controversy that's flying here at the
moment about >

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2...

It's all over the place and so serious
it could well bring down our Government..

India's Ambassador is calling for a public
inquiry!

It's all happening!

Meantime, and apart from that.. it's speeding into Christmas!!!

“Truth and perspective”

Since: Nov 09

defeats BS

#19049 Nov 22, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
Good Thursday morning/afternoon to the klatche of Kitchen-eers with our shirties and cappies of distinction:
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to the colonists and the immigrants and the minorities who were an essential factor in building this big, diverse country -- the U.S.A.
Thank you Cuz El for hosting the spirit of celebration in which we dearly delve.
Boomer -- praise be and good on you for "being there" for folks on this day.
For the dear Auld Sod folks -- batten down if you must and ride out the gales from the seas, take the day as it brings, and peaceful gratitude for all things.
It just occurred to me ... and I'm not making this up:

This morn I have had the PBS: World channel on the color TV, with a block of documentary programming about contemporary Native American communities. One example was a Mohawk community in Brooklyn, NY -- iron-workers who build the sky-scrapers in NYC.

“Scotland The Brave”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#19050 Nov 22, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
It just occurred to me ... and I'm not making this up:
This morn I have had the PBS: World channel on the color TV, with a block of documentary programming about contemporary Native American communities. One example was a Mohawk community in Brooklyn, NY -- iron-workers who build the sky-scrapers in NYC.
That would be SO interesting.....I would have enjoyed seeing that
Cuz Luke.

“Scotland The Brave”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#19051 Nov 22, 2012
Paisley_Posey wrote:
Good evening El, Grace, Boomer, Denny, Tony, DW, Lovely Lady, NM, RM, and the other fine folks in El's Kitchen. It's been a beautiful day from the start today, alas if it could only hold like this until next Spring, lol.
At home doing some cooking, for tomorrow and tonight's, dinner. Hope everyone is well.
I'm HUGE fan of the BBC, BTW.
Enjoy every minute Paise...oh, and any news as yet?...:)
We are all biting our fingernails here..lol.

“Scotland The Brave”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#19052 Nov 22, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>now THAT was funny!!!
LOL! They are in the right to take it to the Human Rights
board....it is pure discrimination, haha

I didn't realise the irony until you picked up on it to be honest Franko.

“Scotland The Brave”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#19053 Nov 22, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
Thank you El.
What is the equivalent to Thanksgiving in the UK?
We will be setting up around noon, our time here, with dinner at 1400hrs local.
A great day to you and all who grace your kitchen.
Thank you Boomer...we are sadly lacking in not celebrating such
an occasion here...but if we did, it would appear we were celebrating the Pilgrim Father's departure.(possibly)
You should be getting ready to set it all up shortly.....only wish we were round the corner! It sounds great fun and will be very much appreciated I am sure. Please let us know how it goes.....:)

“Grab all the good”

Level 5

Since: Jul 10

Rowlett Tx

#19054 Nov 22, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL WHO VISIT THE KITCHEN
However lavish, however simple you spend the
day, you have love from El's Kitchen.
http://www.jacquielawson.com/preview.asp...
The house smells so good but the food isn't ready yet. The anticipation is the best part :)

“Scotland The Brave”

Since: Jun 06

Manchester, UK

#19055 Nov 22, 2012
Oh dear...losing the Internet increasingly as
I try to post replies...

Be back in a while..meanwhile, from memory,

Quincy..I believe you have a massive parade there in Chicago...I wonder if I can see any of that on
youtube possible. On my wish list to attend one, one day! It won't happen but it's nice to dream.

Grace...the events which you mention have been aired on tv and in the newspapers here...tragic,
utterly tragic. And of course, has political undertones, sympathy indeed to her husband.

See you in a bitty as they say in the Black country.(Midlands)

“Truth and perspective”

Since: Nov 09

defeats BS

#19056 Nov 22, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
That would be SO interesting.....I would have enjoyed seeing that
Cuz Luke.
I think you would. Showed some time out of the city in their ancient areas in up-state NY or possibly another place in New England. Didn't fully catch ... was posting!:)

Anyway, there were scenes of the moms and wives at home and church time in the film, with prayers and Christian hymns sung in their native tongue.

Of church ...
heard a new bit a day or so ago that the COE has decided (for now) to firmly establish the ceiling for women clergy at the priest level. No bishopdom for them.

Golden slumbers until Friday, Dear Eleanor!:)

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#19057 Nov 22, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
Oh dear...losing the Internet increasingly as
I try to post replies...

Be back in a while..meanwhile, from memory,

Quincy..I believe you have a massive parade there in Chicago...I wonder if I can see any of that on
youtube possible. On my wish list to attend one, one day! It won't happen but it's nice to dream.

Grace...the events which you mention have been aired on tv and in the newspapers here...tragic,
utterly tragic. And of course, has political undertones, sympathy indeed to her husband.

See you in a bitty as they say in the Black country.(Midlands)
A wondrous moment! The pub orphans ate well. However, some of us were reduced to tears...
There was a homeless guy sitting at the bus stop. I thought he was waiting for the bus, until he went prone on the bench. My wife walked over to see if he was breathing! Yes he was and she asked him if he had eaten. Which he replied no. She went back in the pub, put together a "go" meal with dessert and a soft drink to take to him. The man cried as well as many pub patrons.
Thank you for asking.

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#19060 Nov 22, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Does Sky broadcast the Thanksgiving Day parade or are those outside the border not interested ?
even as a kid I did not like parades ...

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#19061 Nov 22, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
It just occurred to me ... and I'm not making this up:
This morn I have had the PBS: World channel on the color TV, with a block of documentary programming about contemporary Native American communities. One example was a Mohawk community in Brooklyn, NY -- iron-workers who build the sky-scrapers in NYC.
I should hope you have a colour TV in this day and age.

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#19062 Nov 22, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL! They are in the right to take it to the Human Rights
board....it is pure discrimination, haha
I didn't realise the irony until you picked up on it to be honest Franko.
Thanks ... sometimes these things are not obvious and sometimes they just jump out at me.

“September”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#19063 Nov 23, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>
A wondrous moment! The pub orphans ate well. However, some of us were reduced to tears...
There was a homeless guy sitting at the bus stop. I thought he was waiting for the bus, until he went prone on the bench. My wife walked over to see if he was breathing! Yes he was and she asked him if he had eaten. Which he replied no. She went back in the pub, put together a "go" meal with dessert and a soft drink to take to him. The man cried as well as many pub patrons.
Thank you for asking.
A lovely story B...
and kudos to you and your wife,
for 'looking beyond'
and seeing 'the wood for the trees.'

“September”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#19064 Nov 23, 2012
Now that the subject is up re charity
and kind feeling for our fellow man -
would like opinions on the

*Christmas Extravaganza*
and what it has turned out to be... in 2012:

I sometimes feel [here, at any rate]
[
and I'm not AT ALL eluding to Boomer and his
very good deed.]

At high emotional points of the year,
people come into their own, with charity events;
a need to seek folks out and feed them, help them
give them gifts etc -

whereas at all other times of year
these folks just don't seem to matter
as much
they disappear, into the underworld.

I KNOW none of us can care for EVERYONE
*all year round* but, to me
there us a falseness in running about
underprivileged folks at CHRISTMAS
prying them with clothes and gifts
simply because it's Christmas -
and not caring as much -

all year round as to
where they disappear to after that.

I have a real problem with that,
I prefer 'continuity'

It's also like
[and please, don't think I'm nuts for
saying this, but it's *really* genuinely how 'I' feel]

On morning radio,
the presenter made a quip when advertising
the up & coming topics on his radio show.

1.
'We will be discussing the economy:

2:
Inexpensive gifts for Christmas

3:
We will be visiting DEATH ROW
and looking at the most suitable candidates
for Christmas dinner:

Sorry, but, as a vegetarian, the callous humor of no 3..
fell harsh on my ears. harsh indeed.

This is a great thread for fine intelligent
discussion.

I'd love more views on this whole subject
of CHRISTMAS.. and all that entails.

Thanks

and wishing everyone of our regulars here
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