Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Look Back at Thanksgiving Past

This was a list of hard questions this week.  Join us on
to see how the other bloggers answered these Hodgepodge questions.
How would you have answered them?
1.What's something you wish you knew how to do, but feel like it's too late to learn?

I would love to be able to do some of the yoga and Pilates positions that I see much younger and much more agile women being able to do.  However, it is not just a matter of FEELING like its too late, IT IS, if it ever was.

2. Your least favorite thing to shop for? Why?

Swimsuits.  I am really not a shopper at all, even for groceries, but trying on a swimsuit is torturous.

3. How has the celebration of Thanksgiving today changed from when you were growing up?

We would often get together with some of my mothers nine siblings and their families.  These were large gatherings that we cousins always looked forward to.  Below is a picture of some of the grandchildren with "Mama" in approximately 1950. I am in the front row between my little sister and favorite cousin.  My dad is standing on the left in the suit.  As you can tell, we dressed up for these casual often outdoor affairs.

By the way, Thanksgiving Day is my sister's birthday, so Happy Birthday my sweet Gin!
4. What's something that when other people see it, reminds them of you? Explain.

I have no idea how to answer this, so I asked Hubby.  His response after looking at me like I had three heads was, "short haired, good looking women."  So there!

5. If you could guest star in a TV show, what would it be and why?

Two tuffies in a row and again I have no answer.  I don't see myself in any particular show or in a particular role.  Sorry to not play along, but I'm stumped.

6. Have you ever farmed or spent any time on a farm? Are there farm stands in your little corner of the world and do you make it a point to shop there? If so, what item do you particularly like to buy from a roadside stand or farm shop?

No, I have never lived on a farm nor spent time on one.  We do not have actual farm stands unless you consider selling veggies from the back of ones truck, but we do have a large downtown farmer's market in the summer.  From the truck bed parked along a road side, we have purchased watermelon, strawberries and sweet potatoes.

7. What's something you've experienced recently that made you feel a sense of awe or wonder?

Our grandson attends the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI and last Wednesday there was such an amazing phenomenon - a large double rainbow that spanned the entire horizon.  It appeared in the midst of international turmoil and uncertainty as an everlasting reminder that our good and faithful and sovereign God is still in control.
This photo was taken of the arch over Sprau Tower on the college campus.
8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

 Yesterday Hubby and I went to a matinee showing of the movie "My All American" on the recommendation of our daughter.  Her specific instructions were to "take a tissue."  It is such a great true story about Freddie Steinmark who played football for the University of Texas Longhorns.  I highly recommend it to you.

For those of you new to UT Football, Coach Darrell Royal is renowned and the stadium is named for him.  From all accounts he was truly a great coach and gentleman.
Here is a trailer to whet you interest.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. What an amazing picture! Gave me goosebumps. Thanks for the movie recommendation. We ususally see a movie sometime over the holiday weekend! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  2. Happy Birthday to your sister. Thank you for the smiles...your hubby is one smart man, smiles.

    Many Happy Thanksgivings to you. Blessings

  3. Swimsuits are the worst! Love the family photo. That rainbow is amazing. I hope to see that movie at some point. I love those kind of stories.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours......

  4. Your hubby is definitely a keeper!:-) That last photo is amazing. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  5. Well, I'm doing a little blog hopping this evening as Tommy and I recover from a very, very busy week with family. Everyone is gone now and we are enjoying the peace and quiet. :o)) But, we sure do have a lot of memories to cherish. Dick was right on in his answer for sure! Hoping you are having a great weekend!


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