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Thanksgiving Decor (Using a Cast of Characters) Part Five


Welcome to part five of my series pertaining to using a cast of characters to create ambience in your succulent garden or anywhere within your home for Thanksgiving. In this past Friday's HT entry (part four), I concluded by stating that during "the coming days leading up to Thanksgiving I will post more photo-ops of the pilgrim twins (who were discussed in part three and four of this Thanksgiving decor series) as well as the reactions of Mr.-Moon-In-The-Man, Claudia and Claude Crow, as well as my resident musician, the bass playing frog (all of whom have been introduced in my entires on HT that pertain using a cast of characters to provide ambience in your succulent garden or home during holiday time.)"

And my plan continues to be to fulfill the aforementioned "mission;" however, before I delve into the reactions of the "standard" (more permanent) characters in my succulent garden) to those who have come for Thanksgiving, I'd like to introduce you to another pair of fraternal twins who are Indians, and they can be seen in the first photo-op of this entry.

The time they spent making their clothing, and their keen eye for detail, was not lost on me (who can't even thread a needle with ease). Therefore, I was thrilled when they agreed to model their apparel for the HT community (please see pictures two and three), before heading off from my armoire and into my succulent garden.

For today, I am including images of them in my succulent garden from last year (pictures five and six). However, I will be posting pictures of the 2013 adventures re the Indian siblings' experiences interacting with the array of the other characters visiting me at this time within my succulent garden in my next HT post.

I have purposely set my HT schedule re posting their (the Indian siblings mingling with others) photo-ops in this manner. And because, before I feature images of the Indian siblings dealing with the company of my other characters — out of respect for the posting of Indians in general — I am featuring them alone in today's entry, as I've read a lot of controversial literature re the first Thanksgiving in America; including the following by John Two-Hawks.

"Many American Indian people these days do not observe this holiday, for obvious reasons. I see nothing wrong with gathering with family to give thanks to our Creator for our blessings and sharing a meal. I do, however, hope that (people) as a whole will one day acknowledge the true origin of this holiday, and remember the pain,
loss, and agony of the Indigenous people who suffered (at the hands of others). Let us face the truths of the past, and give thanks that we are learning to love one another for the rich human diversity we share."

John Two-Hawks has written many disturbing accounts* of the first Thanksgiving in the United States of America, but for purposes of my content on HT, I will focus on his parting thought in one of the essays that I read (and excerpted above) which is this: "give thanks that we are learning to love one another for the rich human diversity we share."

The characters who are visiting my succulent garden for the holiday are very diverse, and all of them, along with yours truly, look forward to sharing photo-ops of the joy they are experiencing in giving thanks for one another.

That's it for now, until I see you again on HT: Vive la différence!

(Meanwhile for purchase Info on all of these figurines — except for JINGLE BUDDIES — please call Steve Mohr at 212-580-8404)

* John Two-Hawks essay can be found @ http://www.nativecircle.com/mlmthanksgivingmyth.html
Indian Twins in my armoire. The siblings were first featured (different image) on TLLG's FB Page @  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=363015730414473&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1385225595.&type=3&theater
Indian Twins in my armoire. The siblings were first featured (different image) on TLLG's FB Page @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=363015730414473&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1385225595.&type=3&theater
Modeling their outfits: VIEW 2 on TLLG's FB Page @  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=363015730414473&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1385225595.&type=3&theater
Modeling their outfits: VIEW 2 on TLLG's FB Page @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=363015730414473&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1385225595.&type=3&theater
Modeling their outfits: VIEW 1 on TLLG's FB Page @  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=363015730414473&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1385225595.&type=3&theater
Modeling their outfits: VIEW 1 on TLLG's FB Page @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=363015730414473&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1385225595.&type=3&theater
This image was featured in a tweet I made in 2011: "with the following;
@Gazette_Edtior Or, “The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.” (Indian Proverb) pic.twitter.com/uArTzk60"
This image was featured in a tweet I made in 2011: "with the following; @Gazette_Edtior Or, “The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.” (Indian Proverb) pic.twitter.com/uArTzk60"
This is a detail from an image featured on tumblr in November 2012 @ http://thelastleafgardener.tumblr.com/post/35907409353/thanksgiving-is-less-than-a-week-away-and-my
This is a detail from an image featured on tumblr in November 2012 @ http://thelastleafgardener.tumblr.com/post/35907409353/thanksgiving-is-less-than-a-week-away-and-my
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