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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thanksgiving Week 2007

"Be thankful to Him,
and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations." Psalm 100:4-5.

Here we are at the very week of Thanksgiving Day. Then comes the so-called "Black Friday" a very big bargain shopping day, and then, finally, the start of the holiday season. In December comes Christmas Day, Hanukah, Kwanza, and lots of concerts, parties at school, parties at work, parties at home, parties at homes of friends and relatives. So there will be cheer and merriment all over.

Below is just a peek at one of the fall harvest decorations at Oak Rise Cottage. This one is just up the stairs from the front entrance.

There is a large tin container holding dried and silk fall flowers. Next to it is a squirrel which is really a lawn sprinkler. The small leaf covers the spout for the spray.

On the wall are two vintage Syroco plaques depicting a Pilgrim Man and Woman.

On the floor, in a container resembling a cornucopia are small branches of leaves, and a pumpkin-shaped plant container full of acorns from outside. Nearby on the floor, but not pictured, is a ceramic pumpkin container.

It’s hard to believe, but happily true, that in just a few days the wonderful Thanksgiving Day will be here. I wish you all a great celebration with your loved ones, and may this day renew in our hearts the rich joy that accompanies thankful living.