Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by glued2it, Nov 22, 2007.
I just wanted to wish all a happy Thanksgiving!
Happy and safe Thanksgiving to you and the rest of the SMF members. Be safe people.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and all SMF members and all lurkers also!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gappy Thanksgiving to everyone ...
Thanks Glue...and to everyone from me as well!
Now get stuffed!
Happpy Turkey Day to all and to all a good bird.
Got to run. Have a ten pound bird waiting for me to get up close and personal with before I smoke it.
Let you know how it turns out.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. And good luck to anyone going hunting next week.
Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving SMF and family!
Ditto, Ditto, and Ditto
Have a safe, and happy Thanksgiving.
Back at ya Glue...enjoy your day!
have a happy thanksgiving everyone
The same to you and all members!
Take care, have fun, and do good!
Happy Thanksgiving! Whatever you do, eat too much!!!
The Year that is drawing to a close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.
In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke the aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theater of military conflict; while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.
Needful diversion of wealth and strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore.
Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.
No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.
I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.
And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascription's justly due to Him for such singular deliverance's and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation, and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-eighth. By the President: Abraham Lincoln
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happy thanksgiving gang. about to start the pit & get some bird business on.pics tomorrow.
Happy Thanksgiving y'all! I hope everyone has a great holiday!!
I have two fatty s smokin' and I am headed to the turkey fryer as we speak
I had a great thanksgiving and I hope all did as well!