Todays Tids Issue 3,473
I’ve been writing a bit about thanksgiving, maybe more than you all need. Yet with all of the thoughts, I have not talked the about all of the people no longer at the table. Those beautiful people we all can still see sitting in those spaces now empty. We hear the laughter they always brought; the sharp wit and endless conversation; the pleasant praises. The uncles who at too much, the parents who helped you fit in to the big people’s table a little better each year. The siblings and friends who were always with you – when all was good and when you needed a lift. Your stomach may get filled beyond capacity, but your heart can never be stuffed too much.
Here’s a quickie recipe that people (except me) seem to enjoy. Open a bag of your favorite prepared stuffing and follow directions. But, to the stuffing add diced carrots, sweet potato and butternut squash. To the chicken broth whip in two eggs. (I’d add a little butter) Scoop finished mixture into cupcake pan and bake. Stuffing cupcakes!
Personally, I like sugar Maples best of all the trees God planted on our mountains and upon te grassy fields on rolling hills drifting down to the ocean
Name six of the giant balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Bonus: Forbes Has released its new list of the Most Valuable NHL Franchises. Which of the Original six teams do you think is not among the top six listed? (Hmmm – Microsoft word must have had a Black Friday deal on the number “Six” today>)
--Market Up Ahead Of TDay.
--Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Says Jet Shoot Down Was Planned Provocation By Turkey Government; Russia Says We Still Like Turkish People.
--Costco Chicken Salad Pulled Off Market.
--Russia Sends Air defense Missiles To Turkey To deter Turkey.
--Blacks In Chicago March Again Against Death By Cops, But Not About Murder in The Neighborhoods.
--Nobody Marching Over Blatant Murder Of Indiana Pastor’s Pregnant Wife
This just in – McDonalds is donating 10,000 bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches on a bagel to help the FBI test for terrorists among Syrian refugees.
17 Americans were awarded the “Medal of Freedom” yesterday, but when watching CBS News last night you only learned of 4 or 5, mainly those related to liberal movements or NYC (Not good reporting for all of USA). Actually it looked like the James Taylor program, and it put me to sleep like most of his songs do. This morning I could also not find the full 17 named in the morning paper. So it comes down to the Tids once again to give you all the news – The 17 are Bonnie Carroll (wife of deceased recipient Brig General Tom Carroll), Peggan Frank (daughter of deceased recipient social activist Billy Frank Jr.), Black NASA mathematician Katharine Johnson, Yogi Berra, Willie Mays, Barbara Mulkowski, Lee Hamilton, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Streisand, James Taylor, Stephen Spielberg, Itzak Pearlman, Stephen Sondheim, Gloria and Emilio Estafan, William Ruckleshaus and and another social activist Minora Yasui. It looks like the A list for an NYC cocktail party.
If you watched the opening of the “Dancin’…” finale or an numbed of TV events, you would think that tomorrow is Christmas day. By 2022, Santa will be leading the 4th of July parade to the pulled pork stand and salsa.
It was encouraging to see the new Top Four as selected by the NCAA football playoff committee. It was nice to see Iowa, a team that has done nothing but win convincingly, finally sneak into #4. And national draw ND, which committee members like to promote for the playoff series, didn’t deserve being there after watching that questionable effort against BC.
Say anything to get elected Hillary now promises never to say “Illegal Immigrants” again. But Hillary, that’s better than saying US Benefits Thieves.
Gots to do the NFL picks a day early. There are three games tomorrow and I have to pick the Lions (Always good on TDay) over the disappointing Eagles. Is a Tony Romo team capable of giving Carolina its first loss. Difficult, but I have to stick with the Panthers. The Pack looked like the Pack last Sunday, so I’m going with them over the Bears. The Texans are confident and the Saints ain’t. I like the Bennies to bounce back over the Rams and Vikes to do the same against the Falcons. The Giants are going to beat the Skins, and the Bucs will take Indy. One of the tougher picks is KC against Buffalo. KC at home is tougher. I like Oakland over Tenn and Jax over the SD. The Jets- Miami is another pickum’, but I go Jets. The Cardinals will overwhelm the Niners. The Steelers will make it tough for Seattle at home, but home team survives. The Broncos beat the Pats? Nah! In the No QB Bowl I’m going with my heart and picking the Browns. A decent 10-4 last week gets Tod's Sports to 105-58.
In pop music, it’s all about the screams. I thought the voting on The Voice was a little odd as it related to talent. It is becoming obvious that teen girls have taken over the twitter machine. This kid Sunshine must have received the 2nd most votes Monday night and that seems incredible to me. Young girl fave Zach also was near the top and above the best singer of them all Jeffery Archer. Of note, Amy Vachal, Jordan Smith and Emily Ann Roberts were 4, 6 and 8 on the ITunes Top 100 downloads.
The Parking Lot: Interlude:
As Jeremiah lay quietly in the next room appearing better, but very weak, the Hicks family joined together with all of the brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles, and with the members and now relatives in the Wampanoag Tribe for a huge Thanksgiving Dinner, They thanked God for getting them through wars and climatic hardships, and for the support and guidance of the family’s friend and adviser for so many years – Squanto. Richard released Howland to his familty for the day, but didn’t expect to see him return, voluntarily.
Reading Between the Lines Midweek Movie Reviews:
--The Family favorite Wizard of Oz has been re-released fro the season. As you kow it follows the adventure of a young girl transported to a surreal landscape where she kills the first person she meets and then teams opup with three strangers to kill again. Children will weep.
--On the other hand, Brooklyn looks to be a favorite for all. An Irish lass comes from Ireland to NYC in the mid fifties and makes a life for herself, including falling for a a nice Italian boy. But family needs call her back to Ireland where she meets a nice Irish lad. Yet this well written flick is not about these love tales and possible conflict, but of the life a nice woman with her feet on the ground. It is well done and interesting.
The new balloons are Red from Angry Birds, DINO, Ice Age’s Scrat and his acorn, and Ronald McDonald. Some returnees are Spongebob, Snoopy and Woodstock, Doughboy, Paddington, Pikachu, Toothless, Mighty Morphin Power Ranger and Thomas the Tank. Bonus: The top five were of the Original NHL six – 1, New York Rangers 2. Montreal 3. Torinto 4. Chicago 5. Boston. Theother member of the first six was Detroit which came ina #8. The rest fothe top ten were 6. Vancouver 7. Philadelphia 9. LA Kings and 10.Washingtn caps.
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