tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post9028532621886241023..comments2011-11-21T23:58:50.414-05:00Comments on Old Centennial Farmhouse: Don't Skip Thanksgiving!Old Centennial Farmhousehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16865061855481840216noreply@blogger.comBlogger18125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-38234205653259924842011-11-21T23:58:50.414-05:002011-11-21T23:58:50.414-05:00Thank you for this post, Joni! I totally agree wit...Thank you for this post, Joni! I totally agree with you! I don&#39;t even think about Christmas til Thanksgiving is over. In fact, Thanksgiving is MY favorite holiday. A chance to get together, to be thankful to the Lord for His blessings of family and friends and freedom, and think of those less fortunate. Your home is beautiful and I love all your Thanksgiving decorations. Happy Happy Thanksgiving!Vickiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07741431727993692456noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-22706687843141461062011-11-21T07:52:56.420-05:002011-11-21T07:52:56.420-05:00Id like to wish everyone whose blog that i visit a...Id like to wish everyone whose blog that i visit a happy Thanksgiving to you and your family&#39;s, and thank you for being a reader to mine. Richard from Amish Stories.Amish Storieshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14379869475899318079noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-80856341904721628802011-11-19T23:50:19.993-05:002011-11-19T23:50:19.993-05:00I don&#39;t skip over Thanksgiving, but I do find ...I don&#39;t skip over Thanksgiving, but I do find my mind skipping ahead to Christmas thoughts quite a bit!Teresahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01760820420778613121noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-72381165200103500012011-11-19T23:40:58.565-05:002011-11-19T23:40:58.565-05:00I am sooooo with you. I refuse to conform to the c...I am sooooo with you. I refuse to conform to the commercialization of the birth of MY Savior. I am thankful and blessed because of HIM and I savor the season.<br /><br />Smiles,<br /><br />DebbieDebbie Kayhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08486336265962369916noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-6479500813155284622011-11-19T20:27:17.560-05:002011-11-19T20:27:17.560-05:00What a lovely post. I agree completely. I&#39;m ...What a lovely post. I agree completely. I&#39;m thankful to have become your faraway friend this year!Mary Janenoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-75562017686844631472011-11-19T11:08:33.033-05:002011-11-19T11:08:33.033-05:00I agree also. Thanksgiving has always been my favo...I agree also. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite. Even though growing up we just had the four of us. But it was the coziest day. Starting with the Macy&#39;s parade, then lunch where daddy would always drink my drink because he only fixed himself coffee! Then a day of just being a family together. Wake up the next day when Christmas would start with the city parade and on to Christmas shopping for the day!! So simple, but so thankful for the memories! Thanks for sharing and I love all of your decor! SandieSandiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00251262942444849566noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-43552783052439628552011-11-19T07:57:55.342-05:002011-11-19T07:57:55.342-05:00Joni, I feel strongly about this too. I have see...Joni,<br /><br />I feel strongly about this too. I have seen a huge change in the last five years when it comes to retailers and people. Many people are shopping early and decking their homes before Christmas now. For the most part I have lived in small town rural America my entire life. People tend to forget how much work it takes to bring in the harvest. They have lost the connection from where their food is grown. I agree with everything you said in your blog. I think that Thanksgiving should be a quiet time of reflection and praise to God for our blessings not worrying about Black Friday ads etc. <br /><br />CareyCarey's Farmhouse Kitchenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09523235322790336604noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-58333840433906898162011-11-19T00:01:57.590-05:002011-11-19T00:01:57.590-05:00thank you joni, I quite agree with you. Its an ame...thank you joni, I quite agree with you. Its an american holiday. Its a day set aside after all the hard work we do all year the planning of the seeds in winter the planting in spring the weeding and watering and tending through the summer and the harvesting and canning in the fall. we work at it all year. lets be thankful for the fruits of our labor. I love the spirit of christmas but for the comercial side it has gone to far over the top. we need to bring it back home one family at a time. hoping you and your family have a warm and cozy and blessed thanksgiving. nancynancyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14357055219453707848noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-7354982987480895222011-11-18T23:38:49.423-05:002011-11-18T23:38:49.423-05:00A big hug and a high five to you! I am so with you...A big hug and a high five to you! I am so with you! I LOVE Thanksgiving because the simplicity and ease and grace of it is needed! I don&#39;t think red or green or pine or balsam or shopping or decorating until after Thanksgiving. My house continues on in yellow, orange, and brown! I will embrace Christmas in due time, but for now.....let us be THANKful and GRATEful and spend another day counting our blessings with family and friends.<br />Thanks for reminding me in such a beautiful post!<br />TanyaTanyahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01618178910722598005noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-79427040747311720812011-11-18T22:51:35.779-05:002011-11-18T22:51:35.779-05:00Hi again; own a fabric/quilt shop in Caro,MI; thi...Hi again; own a fabric/quilt shop in Caro,MI; this is my 1st year in business and I have to tell you that despite others who do so, we have not and will not put up the Christmas decor until AFTER Thanksgiving because I too feel that there is too much of a rush through the holidays; I want to make it last; we order fabric so early because we have to but when we get the Christmas fabric this summer; I am putting it away somewhere; until we need it; so glad you commented about this issue. Many of my customers have commented on this too and they love it that we are waiting; Happy Thanksgiving to you:))) MerrieCatty Wampushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01005625999070775127noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-79009349548935218192011-11-18T19:14:04.788-05:002011-11-18T19:14:04.788-05:00I agree!! Thanksgiving is family and food and warm...I agree!! Thanksgiving is family and food and warmth and remembering what we have to be thankful for! What can get better than that! Wonderful post and sentimentS!! Linda from APP&amp; CJA Primitive Place &amp; Country Journal Magazinehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14283481238728499791noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-34727117914524314022011-11-18T17:53:10.435-05:002011-11-18T17:53:10.435-05:00Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I have won...Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I have wonderful memories of it growing up. I miss the days of having all the stores closed on Thanksgiving and the anticipation that soon the stores would be all decorated for Christmas AFTER Thanksgiving.Eileen @ My Evergreen Placehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16947736452675597121noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-92231497355122312142011-11-18T17:12:12.930-05:002011-11-18T17:12:12.930-05:00absolutely with you! thanksgiving is my favorite ...absolutely with you! thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!!! :)6L'shttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04451419316812795006noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-78635487131533569152011-11-18T14:08:13.533-05:002011-11-18T14:08:13.533-05:00I&#39;m with you! I Love this missed Holiday. Yo...I&#39;m with you! I Love this missed Holiday. Your pictures are beautiful!Lisa ~ A Cottage to Mehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10292883666058375974noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-39593842661232171992011-11-18T14:01:54.410-05:002011-11-18T14:01:54.410-05:00Happy Thanksgiving, Joni! Thanks for being a sweet...Happy Thanksgiving, Joni! Thanks for being a sweet friend :)<br />xo, misha~from my front porch in the mountains~http://www.blogger.com/profile/18103990196491433325noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-60647127698977348752011-11-18T12:37:07.840-05:002011-11-18T12:37:07.840-05:00This is such a lovely time of year with a beatiful...This is such a lovely time of year with a beatiful meaning; we should delight in giving Thanks. Your house is beautiful, all ready for this wonderful day!mary your sisnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-14022778574466245412011-11-18T11:55:51.404-05:002011-11-18T11:55:51.404-05:00I agree. Happy Thanksgiving!I agree.<br />Happy Thanksgiving!Mrs.Bhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04615515543530310328noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1606161041749648789.post-57227624256687394372011-11-18T11:53:07.565-05:002011-11-18T11:53:07.565-05:00Wonderful, thoughtful post, Joni! I hate what Chri...Wonderful, thoughtful post, Joni! I hate what Christmas has turned into, the stores start earlier, every year, it seems. I have seen Christmas stuff as early as September! I love your Thanksgiving decor, especially the brown and white plate on the wall.<br />Have a great &quot;Thanksgiving Day&quot; with your family.<br /><br />Bear Hugs &amp; Blessings~KarenKaren~The Barely There Primitive Bearhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17385549172354668940noreply@blogger.com