Thanksgiving in Nashua

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I hope all had a great Thanksgiving. We had a nice time in Nashua with the family. In keeping with tradition, Emily brought cannoli from the North End in Boston. We usually queue that up with a viewing of the Godfather but this year opted for the second film of the The Dark Knight Trilogy. I think seeing Heath Ledger’s Glasgow smile might give me nightmares, he played a great Joker.

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Thanksgiving 2016
I can always count on Susan to provide a wealth of expressions for the camera. We all struggled with this nine square puzzle. A good task after our caloric binge.
Thanksgiving 2016
Jesse and Alex in Nashua, NH for Thanksgiving. After dinner,  Alex, Jesse and I entertained the family with a rendition of Barrett’s Privateers which seemed appropriate because Alex’s middle name is Barrett.
Thanksgiving 2016
Watching the Macy’s Parade. We noted that my mom is older than the parade itself. The balloons were nice but the bad lipsyncing was painful to watch.
Thanksgiving 2016
The bird was great, soup and sandwiches for a week.
Thanksgiving 2016
More expressions, thanks for these
Thanksgiving 2016
The B Dazzle Scramble Squares puzzles look simple but are extremely difficult. They can be found on Amazon and make GREAT gifts.

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

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Happy Thanksgiving,

I have so much to be thankful for and friends and family are on the top of the list. If you read my blogs on a regular basis you see that many of their photos will appear in the postings. I’m thankful that folks actually spend some time looking at these blogs especially those who use the Amazon Links.

I am thankful that the election is over, I think we are all thankful the election is over. Make an effort not to discuss it over dinner.

I especially grateful that I get the opportunity to play music with folks on a regular basis. That gives me great joy.

I went back deep in the photo archives to find a few “turkeys” to share. Enjoy.

Thanksgiving in Fairfield
Thanksgiving in Fairfield. That year my Uncle Henry came with his boys. I remember it because when he left, he forgot one of them. It was a wonderfully chaotic time. Note the cranberry clump in the shape of a can.
Joshua Thanksgiving
I can always count on Joshua for a intesting portrait
Emma with Turkey Leg
This photo was not taken at Thanksgiving as Emma chows down on a turkey leg that is as big as her head.
Turkey Leg
A blast from the past at Fourth Street. This might actually be a Christmas photo  but the turkey (the leg not my cousin Bob) is in keeping with the theme.

Thanksgiving 2012

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I realize that the photos I embedded into this post were not visible to many of my readers. I’ve changed the way photos can be accessed for this posting. Clicking the photo below should open the Thanksgiving  photos in new window. If not please let me know.

These are hosted on Google Photos and each photo now contains a great more detail. Clicking on the “i” button in the upper right corner will reveal a description, time, date, location (if available), camera make, focal length, shutter speed and ISO setting. Clicking on the magnifying glass will zoom into the photo which is useful to browse through group photos.

Give it a try.

Click on camera to see Thanksgiving photos from 2012

John with camera

Thanksgiving with the Janis Family

I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that after about 5 years one of my computer hard drive has bit the dust. This drive has upwards of 63,751 photo files (with a few duplicates).  Hard drive failure was always a possibility,  ALL HARD DRIVES WILL FAIL including whatever you are using as you read this.

The good news is that because of your continued support of this blog (by using my link), I have a few dollars for a new drive.

More  good news is that I am running a RAID disk configuration which means there are duplicate drives holding one set of data. One drive down, one working and now one on order ($99 NewEgg). If the second drive fails BEFORE the new one arrives, it will be catastrophic.

As part of the Thanksgiving countdown, I’m sharing a large number of photos that were sent by Cathy Janis, who is somewhere on the road with her husband.

Click on the photo below which will open a Google Photo Album which contains the entire group of photos. I believe most of these were taken at Bill and Cynthia’s home in Holliston, MA. But if not, please leave a comment.

Jeff, Lillian, Amy and Ed
Jeff, Lillian, Amy and Ed (Click on photo to see all the photos in full size)






Thanksgiving 2009

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I’ve been counting down the days to Thanksgiving with a look at the past.In 2009 we moved our venue to New Boston, NH. I believe we did this because Stephanie had such a bad allergic reaction to our cats in New Ipswich. Sadly I don’t have a  photo  of the family gathered around the dining room table suggesting Norman Rockwell  Freedom from Want.

Thanksgiving in New Boston
The required group photos, a task which is akin to herding cats.
Thanksgiving in New Boston
My sister calls into New Hampshire from Houston, Texas.
Thanksgiving in New Boston
Mother and Son
Thanksgiving in New Boston
Stephanie reacts to something that Jesse had said.
Thanksgiving in New Boston
Cousin Sharrie was a special guest this Thanksgiving. As per tradition she was handed a pistol. Our family doesn’t have arguments during Thanksgiving dinner.
Thanksgiving in New Boston
Emily in New Boston

Countdown to Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving 2008

A bit of #throwbackthursday with these photos from 2008. Of the crop of photos I only have two that aren’t goofy.

We have nice photos…

Thanksgiving in New Ipswich
Susan looking very stylish and seasonal
Thanksgiving in New Ipswich
Matt Poltrack

And then we have these…

Thanksgiving in New Ipswich
This is not my most flattering photo. Over the years I have a series of photos on holidays featuring items stuck in my nose or ears. Also colored Easter eggs over the eyes. I am still an adolescent.
Thanksgiving in New Ipswich
Susan did a better job with the shrimp in the nose effect however shortly after this she developed a very bad nosebleed. I have photos of course but chose not to share those.


Thanksgiving in New Ipswich
Brad’s signature goofy expression
Thanksgiving in New Ipswich
In a previous year Stephanie had a very bad allergic reaction to cat dander that is prevalent in our house. We attempted to keep her alive at least through dinner.


Thanksgiving in New Ipswich
I can always count on Jesse for an expressive face.