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Joan Larsen’s Thanksgiving at the Lake House: Sharing My Private Thoughts the Weekend After

November 26, 2017

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By Joan Larsen You have caught me lounging  . . . not planning to get up anytime soon. Outside, out that big window, I can almost watch the ice, no longer near the shore, creeping onto the main body of the lake. Flocks of geese, perhaps the last of them, vie for places in what […]

Joan Larsen’s Warm Welcome: Thanksgiving at the Lake House

November 22, 2017

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It’s Thanksgiving at the Lake House and the gathering of family is always equated to love overflowing and the feeling of closeness . . .   A warm welcome to our family Thanksgiving!!       The greatest fun is coming early and working together to make decorations for the house   As the children […]

Joan Larsen Presents: Thanksgiving at the Lake House

November 23, 2016

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It’s Thanksgiving at the Lake House and the gathering of family is always equated to love overflowing and the feeling of closeness . . .   A warm welcome to our family Thanksgiving!!       The greatest fun is coming early and working together to make decorations for the house   As the children […]

Joan Larsen Encore: Thanksgiving at the Lake House

November 25, 2015

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It’s Thanksgiving at the Lake House and the gathering of family is always equated to love overflowing and the feeling of closeness . . .   A warm welcome to our family Thanksgiving!!       The greatest fun is coming early and working together to make decorations for the house   As the children […]

The Obliteration of Thanksgiving, and Halloween is Next

November 23, 2015

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As we head into Thanksgiving week… everyone take a deep breath. Fall and winter used to have a certain stately holiday pace to them: first came Halloween, with its witches and goblins, skeletons and black cats.  The venerable pumpkin and the reds, yellows and oranges of Autumn rolled smoothly into Thanksgiving.  There used to be […]

Joan Larsen Encore: Thanksgiving at the Lake House

November 26, 2014

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It’s Thanksgiving at the Lake House and the gathering of family is always equated to love overflowing and the feeling of closeness . . .   A warm welcome to our family Thanksgiving!!       The greatest fun is coming early and working together to make decorations for the house   As the children […]

Joan Larsen’s Thanksgiving at the Lake House: My Thoughts the Day After

November 29, 2013

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By Joan Larsen You have caught me lounging  . . . not planning to get up anytime soon. Outside, out that big window, I can almost watch the ice, no longer near the shore, creeping onto the main body of the lake. Flocks of geese, perhaps the last of them, vie for places in what […]

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

November 28, 2013

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All, Happy Thanksgiving.  Joan Larsen forwarded this to me, and it seemed appropriate to the occasion… and very, very applicable to us today, perhaps even more than to the Americans of Washington’s era. For reading and reflection: Thanksgiving Proclamation President George Washington City of New York, October 3, 1789 Whereas it is the duty of […]

Joan Larsen Presents: Thanksgiving at the Lake House

November 27, 2013

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It’s Thanksgiving at the Lake House and the gathering of family is always equated to love overflowing and the feeling of closeness . . .   A warm welcome to our family Thanksgiving!!       The greatest fun is coming early and working together to make decorations for the house   As the children […]

Happy Thanksgiving to All, and To All A Good Night

November 22, 2012

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Happy Turkey Day, everyone!  May you enjoy the company of people you enjoy, or at least get some good stories to tell about your family foibles; may you enjoy a bountiful table and succeed in avoiding the Brussels sprouts; and may you have the most delicious pause to contemplate all that is good in your […]

The Obliteration of Thanksgiving, and Halloween is Next

November 20, 2012

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Fall and winter used to have a certain stately holiday pace to them: first came Halloween, with its witches and goblins, skeletons and black cats.  The venerable pumpkin and the reds, yellows and oranges of Autumn rolled smoothly into Thanksgiving.  There used to be actual Thanksgiving decorations: turkeys, pilgrims, Indians, cornucopias.  People gave the holiday […]