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Thanksgiving ~ 1967

A Thanksgiving to remember!

23 total reviews 
Comment from Teresa Alford
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What a great story. Fun and enjoyable. I was anxiously awaiting the megadisaster and so glad t was only a turkey exploding and not something direr. Love your work!! Happy New Year! Teresa

 Comment Written 31-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 31-Dec-2018
    Thank you so much Teresa! I am honored by the outstanding review. I won?t forget that day if I live to be 100! I am glad you were able to catch up with me!

    All my best and Happy New Year?
    Sally :+)
Comment from Ms. Snyder
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I'm so glad I had a six to give you for this fantastic story and hilarious account of your Thanksgiving. I am right along side of you with the black olives and the avocado green carving knife. Wow! The only difference is I was born in '67. You had me laughing so hard that my tears have soaked my shirt! I got to sawdust and completely had to stop reading because I couldn't see. I composed myself and continued. Now I can blame the runny nose and side pain on you! Great set up for this story and I love your perspective. Ms. Law, you are one funny lady! Thank you for sharing such a entertaining, enjoyable and uplifting story. Cheers, Fonda

 Comment Written 11-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 12-Dec-2018
    Thank you so much, dear Fonda. I am so appreciative of the sixer and your review. My goal is always to tell my stories in such a way as to draw my readers into the scene so they can laugh along with me ( or cry). I am so glad I gave you a good laugh! Great success for me! My life was so colorful, I have had many to tell.
    All my best,
    Sally
Comment from Sarkems
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Oh, this was hilarious. I'm so glad we never played with an electric carving knife, even though I can't carve for toffee. Sounds like it was all great fun in the end. Well done on the deserved SOM win.

One nit, think you might mean single-handedly in the first paragraph, not single-handily.

A great window into a family day!

 Comment Written 11-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 11-Dec-2018
    Thank you so much for the excellent review and critique. I am so glad you enjoyed my story. I fixed single-handedly. Thank you for catching that. I am a blind writer and I miss all kinds of things. Apparently, so do my reviewers. Oh my! LOL!
    All my best,
    Sally
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A seven star rating from the Contest Committee for the recognition this post has received from the FanStory community. While this was not a Contest Committee decision, the committee recognizes this achievement with a seven star review.

 Comment Written 11-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 11-Dec-2018
    Wow, a seven! I am humbled and so pleased. Thank you so much for this. It means so much that my readers and fan friends enjoyed my work and laughed with me.
    All my best,
    Sally
Comment from l.raven
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HI Sally, so sorry I am so late reading your Thanksgiving story...but it did make me laugh sweet girl...reminded me of National Lampoon's Christmas vacation...the movie...when they cut their turkey...LOL...but all in all...you still had a great Thanksgiving...minus the olives...very well written my sweet friend...and I love the picture...a vote well deserved you...love you...Linda xxoo

some years back my mother told me about these new bags you could cook your turkeys in...well!!!...I like to stay in tradition...but I told her I would try one...I didn't like it from the start...but...I put the bird in the bag...and cut a small slice in the bag so the steam could get out...after about an hour or so...I smelled smoke in the oven...LOL...I open it...and the turkey exploded...and the oven caught on fire...I put the fire out...and tried to save the turkey...I went back to tradition...I wrapped it in foil...and basted it like year ago...it turned out to be good...just a bit chard...LOL...otherwise not bad...the hole I had cut in the bag had sealed to the turkeys skin...and the pressure in the bag built up...and BOOM....LOL...out of all the beautiful turkeys I cooked over the years...that is the turkey my kids tell everyone about...hmmmm....LOL...love you...xxoo

 Comment Written 08-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 09-Dec-2018
    Thank you for the excellent review and kind words, dear Linda. I see you have fodder for next years Thansgivimg piece. I look forward to it. I am glad you enjoyed it. I appreciate you so much! I received your lovely Christmas card. I felt the love and I am so blessed by you!
    Love,
    Sal xo
reply by l.raven on 09-Dec-2018
    Hi Sally, you are always so welcome my sweet friend...I hope next year to be at my friends house...I do the deserts...LOL...I am honored to have you as a friend...and I loved your card as well...God Bless sweet angel...love you...xxoo
Comment from C. Gale Burnett
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Sally, this was truly heartwarming from beginning to end. I loved that it was a true story. I still can't get over your word choices, punctuation, grammar and paragraph spacing. This is a rare talent now-a-days. You peaked my interest within the first paragraph, and wrapped up your story perfectly in the last. You also had me laughing about half-way through. Awesome writing, my friend!

 Comment Written 25-Nov-2018


reply by the author on 25-Nov-2018
    Thank you, dear Gale, for the superb rating and kind review. I am so glad you liked it! I will never forget this Thanksgiving if I live to be 100! I had fun reminiscing and I feel like I am a success if others enjoy it, too!
    All my best,
    Sally
Comment from nassus1957
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I enjoyed reading the mishaps and misadventures during your Thanksgiving day. But it sure was a happy get together. You will definitely remember that event for so long. Thanks a lot sir sharing.

 Comment Written 25-Nov-2018


reply by the author on 25-Nov-2018
    Thank you so much for your review and kind comments. No, I will never forget this day if I live to be 100! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving able to appreciate the freedoms and blessings we still have. I know you don?t take them for granted and worth holding on to!
    All my best,
    Sal
Comment from LaRosa
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Oh, Yay for the wonderfully happy memory! I can picture the whole event so vividly as you tell it. Very well done, Sally. PS) I think we could have used you at some of our holiday meals way back when...

 Comment Written 23-Nov-2018


reply by the author on 24-Nov-2018
    Thank you LaRosa! I am so glad you stopped by for a read and review! I am glad you liked it! I don?t think I will ever forget this if I live to be 100! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and some good laughter!
    All my best,
    Sally
reply by LaRosa on 24-Nov-2018
    Oh, yes, it was peaceful and happy as my granddaughter came with her hubby and baby. Even my son was here who usually avoids any type of get-togethers.Only one missing was my daughter who went for her first holiday to Colorado with a friend.
    Smiles, all smiles...
reply by the author on 24-Nov-2018
    So good to hear! Blessings all around!
Comment from KatyM
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Happy Thanksgiving Sally! This was fun to read! We are in Asheville, NC waiting for James to start his new job this next Monday. We are on vacation in a little bitty one bedroom place in a little town called Black Mountain, NC. We went to Denny's for breakfast. Went to the lake they have here and sat in rockers and looked at the water My husband's favorite thing to do. Then we went to Denny's again and got our Thanksgiving Dinner. They took way too long to fix it for us to eat it there. So we took it to go since we were (James) wanted to get back in time to watch the kick off for the Dallas game. Since it took so long to get our dinner they gave it to us for free. We went back to our little shoebox and had our dinner. James watched the game and I took a nap. That was the extent of what we did for Thanksgiving this year. I did find one little typo in this sentence:
It was soon forgotten as the crowing (crowning)event was brought forth with applause and accolades. The turkey looked so good and my mouth was watering from the heavenly aroma.
I also LOVE Black Olives! My Mom would always buy a can of black olives just for me for Thanksgiving! Good times!
Katy

 Comment Written 22-Nov-2018


reply by the author on 23-Nov-2018
    Thank you for the excellent review and critique! I fixed crowning. Everyone missed that, dear Katy. Thank you. I am glad you had a nice Thanksgiving and it was granted to you at no charge! My husband and I were just in North Carolina a week ago to enjoy the remaining fall foliage and see his brother. It was so beautiful!
    All my best,
    Sally
Comment from heart of Lou
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That sure was a Thanksgiving to remember! Its good that everything wasn't perfectly cooked and that something funny happened to break the ice. Good for you for being the first one to laugh and roll on the floor!

 Comment Written 22-Nov-2018


reply by the author on 22-Nov-2018
    Thank you for the excellent review and kind comments, Lou! I am grateful I have a sense of humor more than anything else. It helps on so many levels. I am glad you could laugh with me!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Sal