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The Day After Thanksgiving


On this morning after Thanksgiving I found the following message in my inbox:

"May we always be embraced with the warmth of family, the laughter of friends, and the joyfulness that comes from each meeting with the spirit of Thanksgiving in our hearts."
Immediately I thought of a number of people that I know personally as well as my HT cyber-community.

And, when I told the entire cast of characters who were here for the holiday (the "folks" which I wrote about over a eries of five posts on HT), about the email, they agreed to pose for one last photo-op with my resident musician as well as Mr. Moon-In-The-Man, before they leave for the season, as I am checking in to see how you and yours spent your holiday.

They can be seen in the first image of today's entry and their ID is as follows:
In the upper left corner, atop the pencil cactus is my musician in residence, and directly in front of him is Claudia Crow.

To Claudia's immediate left is the pilgrim gal riding her pet turkey, and to their left is Claude Crow.

Mr. Moon-In-The-Man is directly to the left of Claude, and the pilgrim boy riding his pet turkey is left of Mr.-Moon-In-The-Man.

The Indian fraternal twins are in the front row.

Humpty Dumpty, Lady Falling Leaf and the Feathery Turkey Twins are all off camera, but they join me in spirit as we check in to see how you enjoyed your holiday.

INFO on each character:
Musician in Residence @ http://www.thelastleafgardener.com/2013/03/let-spring-season-begin.html

Claudia the Spokes-Crow @ http://www.hometalk.com/2506939/thanksgiving-decor#

Pilgrim Fraternal Twins and their pet turkeys @ http://www.hometalk.com/2565093/thanksgiving-decor-using-a-cast-of-characters-part-three

Lord Claude, Claudia's beau @ http://www.hometalk.com/2560851/thanksgiving-decor-using-a-cast-of-characters-part-two

Mr. Moon-In-The-Man @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=558853557497355&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1385719576.&type=3&theater

The fraternal Indian Twins @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=579617372087640&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1385719562.&type=3&theater

We would all love to hear how you spent your holiday. As for me I had dear friends over in the evening, but in the morning I went to part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. It was much too cold and windy to see the entire event; however I do have some photo-ops to share with you and they can be seen in pictures two through thirty-four.

And I'll leave you with these images to ponder with the hope that you and yours had a blessed Thanksgiving!

P.S. For more INFO On Parade Photos and "back stories" see the following:

Tom Turkey (Image Two) on TLLG's FB Page MUCH MORE INFO @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=581785125204198&set=a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615&type=1

Snoopy and Woodstock (Image Three) on TLLG's FB Page MUCH MORE INFO@ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.581794645203246.1073741844.247917655257615&type=1

Sponge Bob (Image Four) on TLLG's FB Page MUCH MORE INFO@ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=581804771868900&set=a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615&type=1

Hello Kitty (Image Five) on TLLG's FB Page MUCH MORE INFO @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=581828505199860&set=a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615&type=1

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Images Six through Twelve) on TLLG's FB Page MUCH MORE INFO @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.581845128531531.1073741847.247917655257615&type=1

Happy Hippo (Images Thirteen through Fifteen) on TLLG's FB Page MUCH MORE INFO @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582178458498198.1073741850.247917655257615&type=1

Sonic the Hedgehog (Images Sixteen and Seventeen) on TLLG's FB Page MUCH MORE INFO @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582404521808925.1073741852.247917655257615&type=1

Uncle Sam (Images Eighteen and Nineteen) on TLLG's FB Page MUCH MORE INFO @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582404521808925.1073741852.247917655257615&type=1

Julius (Images twenty through twenty-two) on TLLG's FB Page MUCH MORE INFO @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582404521808925.1073741852.247917655257615&type=1

Ronald McDonald (Images Twenty-three through Twenty-six) on TLLG's FB Page MUCH MORE INFO @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582404521808925.1073741852.247917655257615&type=1

Toothless (Images Twenty-seven through Thirty) on TLLG's FB Page MUCH MORE INFO @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582404521808925.1073741852.247917655257615&type=1

Spiderman (Images Thirty-one through Thirty-four) on TLLG's FB Page MUCH MORE INFO @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582404521808925.1073741852.247917655257615&type=1
The cast of characters that I have been discussing in my HT series on Thanksgiving decor.
Turkey spared from being consumed for dinner! Gets green light to lead the Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Day Parade!
THEY'RE BACCCCCCCCCCK! Snoopy and Woodstock "marched" with the best of them in the 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade!
Sponge Bob Enjoys "marching" in Macy's 2013 Thanksgiving Parade in spite of high winds!
Did you know that Hello Kitty's has a lead foot?
It was SO windy that it was HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT AND YOUR DIARIES! View One.
It was SO windy that it was HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT AND YOUR DIARIES! View Two.
It was SO windy that it was HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT AND YOUR DIARIES! View Three.
It was SO windy that it was HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT AND YOUR DIARIES! View Four.
It was SO windy that it was HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT AND YOUR DIARIES! View Five.
It was SO windy that it was HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT AND YOUR DIARIES! View Six.
It was SO windy that it was HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT AND YOUR DIARIES!
HAPPPY HIPPO JOINS MACY'S MARCHERS! VIEW ONE. (Did you know he appeared in the parade in the 1940's?)
HAPPPY HIPPO JOINS MACY'S MARCHERS! VIEW TWO. (Did you know he appeared in the parade in the 1940's?)
HAPPPY HIPPO JOINS MACY'S MARCHERS! VIEW THREE. (Did you know he appeared in the parade in the 1940's?)
Sonic the Hedge Hog View One.
Sonic the Hedge Hog View Two.
Uncle Sam View One.
Uncle Sam View Two.
Julius View One.
Julius View Two.
Julius View Three.
Ronald McDonald View One.
Ronald McDonald View Two.
Ronald McDonald View Three.
Ronald McDonald View Four.
Toothless View One.
Toothless View Two.
Toothless View Three.
Toothless View Four.
Spiderman View One.
Spiderman View Two.
Spiderman View Three.
Spiderman View Four.

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4 comments
  • April
    on Dec 6, 2013

    Wow, too cool seeing the parade through your pictures! And what a wonderful comment that you got in email. Hope you had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing! :)

  • April
    on Dec 7, 2013

    Yes, indeed! What a blessing you were able to see it and get photos. It's a shame you had to leave because it was so cold, but I can understand why. Especially with the wind blowing. It almost looks like the floats are about to tip over. ;) Thanks for the links! That's great! We did, too. Thank you! :)

    • April
      on Dec 9, 2013

      @TheLastLeafGardener - Thanks! :) Yikes! That's too bad about the accidents. I'm hoping all was resolved. I can understand why you'd leave early. Sounds like a good snack to "thaw out" with. I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving. :) Wow, it must've been interesting seeing such giants! Your pictures give me a feeling of almost being there. :)

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