Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!   Today is the day we pause to give thanks for all our blessing.   This is a day for families and friends to gather, to give thanks, and share a huge meal.

Happy Thanksgiving on wooden vintage board with pumpkins and leaves

The traditional meal features a roast turkey.   But many prefer ham, beef, or any favorite foods.   Today at our house, mom is cooking a turkey and a ham.   We do plan for leftovers.   We love this day and our guests will all be offered leftover turkey, ham, pies and whatever we have.   This a great day, no presents are involved today, just family and friends giving thanks.   Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States of America.   Today is a day for family and friends to be together.   We give thanks for our many blessing.   For most Americans, we first give thanks for our family and our friends.   We believe we are blessed to live in this country.

Thankful for having plenty

Thankful for having plenty

Thanksgiving has been celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November since 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed it a national holiday.   The first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 when the pilgrims had their first harvest in the New World.   This first Thanksgiving was shared with 90 Native American Indians and 53 pilgrims.

American pilgrims and Native American Indians sharing and celebrating

American pilgrims and Native American Indians sharing and celebrating

The Colorado Traveling Ducks and their humans wish you a pleasant day with your family and friends, giving thanks while enjoying a wonderful meal.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

The Colorado Traveling Ducks and their humans wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.   We, in the United States of America, have so much to be thankful for.   We give thanks for our freedom, our way of life, and our friends and family.  We also give thanks for these beautiful Colorado sunsets.

Colorado sunset in November, 2014

Colorado sunset in November, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

As the sun rises on this day, we are very grateful.

Sunrise in Denver

Sunrise in Denver

It was 1888 the last time Hanukkah and Thanksgiving came at the same time.  According to the Denver Post the two holidays will not be celebrated at the same time for another 79,043 years.  Wow!!  Hanukkah began Wednesday evening at sunset and will be celebrated for eight evenings.  Just thought you might want to know.

On Thanksgiving and every day we want to take time to remember all we have to be thankful for.  Among our blessings we give thanks for living in the United States of America.  We are thankful for the freedom to pursue and achieve our dreams and ambitions.  We thank all those that protect our freedoms.

We are thankful for our family and friends.  We are thankful for our food, for our homes and for all the comforts we have.

Our Alaska cousin also wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving

Our Alaska cousin also wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving

We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks and our family, wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving.