In the spirit of Thanksgiving I would like to give a huge big thank you to all my friends here on my blog for following me through my training and giving me so many good wishes, providing good advice and your support.

I would also like to thank everyone that downloaded my tracks on Amazon, Google or iTunes any funds raised from this will be used to help to support the next stage of training so I’m very grateful, I’ve got such a lot that I want to learn.

To my friends in the USA I would love to understand what Thanksgiving means to you so it would be great to hear what you do to celebrate the holiday. If you have written a blog post about it then please post a link in my comments as I would love to learn more and share your experiences with my none American friends.

Thank you all 🙂

p.s. I have just noticed that this will be my 200th post !!




75 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving

    1. Thank you Jovina, I loved your pie recipe. I’ve never had pecan pie, I might try to get some friends around this weekend for a bake off. Your pork chops with fontina cheese look delicious too.

      Best wishes

  1. Thank you Charlotte for the Happy Thanksgiving wish. This is the most important holiday in America, for it reminds us how much the Pilgrims sacrificed to come here, and share their blessings with the Native Americans. We are thankful to be united as a people, and working for the same goal of peace through cooperation with one another. We pray that the Lord will continue to bless you, and prosper you as you serve the community with your gift of music.

  2. Gracious gratitude Miss. Charlotte for you thoughtfulness. Yes, Thanksgiving is, to me, a time to reaffirm that I can do more, be more and give more when I realize it is within me to do just that. Because my ancestors sought the freedom to do more and be more by journeying to this continent, I am grateful to carry on their legacy. <3

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Char. 🙂 I won’t be able to visit my family this year, but I’m cooking dinner for myself anyway. Ham, stuffing, macaroni & cheese, yams, and I never forget about the cranberry sauce.

    The entire Thanksgiving season is a time to not think about what I don’t have or what’s going wrong in my life. I try to focus on all the positives and helping others in some way who have less than I do. A break from complaining or gripes or grudges…it’s great. This attitude has to be extended all year long.

    1. What stuffing do you do with Ham Eric? Like a sausage meat stuffing or a breadcrumb and sage one we have with chicken. I’ve never tried yams. A good reminder message for us all to stay positive and not let what goes on in the news and around us grind us down.

      Best wishes

      1. I would say it’s breadcrumb. I didn’t make anything from scratch this year. I did try make candied yams (melted marshmallows on top) oh my goodness, Charlotte, even though I left out the brown sugar, it was ultra sweet. That’ll wake you up in the morning. 🙂

        Umm, this year I was given a Kirkland Signature ham, pre-sliced, I only had to warm it up for about three hours. Ooh, I forgot the pineapple slices on top. Ouch. Macaroni & cheese, stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. For dessert, I bought an apple fritter. I love apple fritters!! 🙂

  4. I have many relatives in Canada and they have Thanksgiving too but, just to keep us on our toes, not on the same date as in the USA.

    1. I sort of merge Canada and the USA together I forget they are independent Countries; we have lots of similar festivals but on different days and called different things in Europe.

      Best wishes

  5. Charlotte, thank you for your sharing, for your kindness, for your professionalism, for your light and all that energy you give to everyone!

    It is a joy to read you, to see you hear you!

    you’re one of those beautiful gift distributes life.

    Happy thanks and all the best for you

  6. Happpy thanksgiving to you Ms. Hoather. the short short version of thanksgiving is “PIG OUT!” or all the best and brightest with family and friends as thanksgiving while family centric isn’t high holy so friends are far more welcome the traditionals:
    turkey, then ham, then whatever your pleasure;
    white bread stuffing followed by yellow corn
    cranberry sauce although lingnon berries are making inroads
    green bean casserole – green beans a type of white sauce, cream of mushroom, or cream of chicken nd rarely an outright alfredo, some type of fried onion or potato crisp to you chip to me topping.
    pumpkin pie a close second would be pecan.
    some have sweet potato pie which is often yams and marshmellows. but while that’s the most often seen of the foods, watch out as anything goes… sing your indianna jones and whatever musical it really came from.
    as turkey contains tryptofan or whatever/however it’s spelled, it isn’t uncommon for people to have a large meal followed by rickety relations with them people 😉 and hopefully before outright ire breaks out, a nap does. …turkey coma. most are invited to two or three places and can not make that many as all it takes is one plate and yet most have to try the good stuff x 2! and it’s history.
    I didn’t forget mashed potatoes… it should go without saying that if there isn’t any it isn’t a holiday.
    many like to catch a football game… however only detroit’s lions plus whoever they’re competing against offer that really. many also consume far too many drinks and get lightning tempered as they don’t like so and so haven’t they already said? and for the gals this is a high holy time for open acceptable time for a wine.
    I fall inbetween these traditions somewhere as i bought a couple of alsace’s for the day. the last round I cooked at was grean beans casserole with a home made cream of mushroom soup…cremini’s! I didn’t top mine with the onions as my brother hates onions. the last turkey day I got to do the whole shebang was cornbread stuffing with a turkey cooked with turnips…a real perfumy thing… mom hated it and I was forever banned from cooking the turkey not because of the turnips but because it wasn’t white bread stuffing…and you know people take the dishes quite quite serious now 😀 I look forward to the croatian coffee I got somewhere on the day. Iwill probably pass out within an hour of dinner just like everyone else over 22. I look forward to dice, it’s a game called farkle or 10,000 dice. I doubt i’ll get to help much with the food.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to do this Starman the food sounds great, as I said though never tried pecan pie must remedy that. I love mash but it has to have no lumps. I love football but the British variety Manchester City played a blinder on Tuesday night. My big brother had a massive collection of dice I must look at the game farkle we’re all getting together at Christmas and we’ll have to go in the loft to try to find his dice.

      Best wishes

      1. 46,656 is six to the sixth… or the specific odds of rolling one specific combination of six six-sided dice. 😀 I’m not surprised you’re a refined mash lover grand tidings 🙂

  7. Thanksgiving when I was growing up was fun, especially in high school. At noon every Thanksgiving was the biggest high school rivalry in the state of Washington. I went to Hoquiam high and we played Aberdeen, the town on the other side of Myrtle Street. That is how close the towns were. Cross the street and you’re in the next town. We had not beaten Aberdeen in over a decade and they were the best team that year, but we managed to beat them 35-13 in the annual football game (American football). Hoquiam was so happy that that night the taverns ran out of beer. It was a big game because every year the alumni all returned home from where ever their lives had taken them and there were always thousands at the game. The traditional game is no longer played on T-Day sad to say. After the games we usually went to my grandmothers whose homemade dinner rolls were the best ever. Today I go to my nieces home for a turkey dinner and watch NFL football. That is what most Americans to these days- Turkey and football.

    1. That’s one thing I’d love if our football had a score of 35-13 it would be very exciting. I loved reading of your tale and am glad it brought back happy memories. I hope you had a lovely day.

      Best wishes

  8. Thank you, Charlotte. Thanksgiving Day we celebrate with three friends and a very large dog. Everyone brings something for the dinner. We are grateful for each other’s friendship. On Christmas Day, we also celebrate dinner together. It has become a tradition,and we are family to one another.

  9. Thank you for your wonderful blog which I found after you kindly visited my own. I have already enjoyed so many of the posts and the way you make the opera plots so accessible.

    Your voice is a wonderful gift for us.

    Happy thanksgiving.

  10. Charlotte, the way my husband and I celebrate Thanksgiving is by staying at home, eating an autumn vegan meal with everything but the turkey (so all the other root vegetables, stuffing, vegan gravy, and pumpkin pie) and being thankful! Thanks for asking. Happy Thanksgiving. I am also thankful we are blogging friends. <3

  11. We gather with family and have a feast and tell each other what we are most thankful for. We have rich desserts, savory dishes and of course the Turkey. The most enjoyable part is being together.

  12. Happy Thanksgiving Charlotte! Well, I eat to much and watch American football and take a nap, and eat some more. I appreciate this gathering more and more as the parents age.

  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I see some posts describing what they do on the Thanksgiving day in the US. I would like to add few: watching Macy Thanksgiving day parade in the morning and watching football in the afternoon or evening during the meal with friends or family.

  14. Happy Thanksgiving! To me, it means a day to care for my family by making them yummy food, and spend precious moments for me. Time is the most valuable commodity I think we have, and to have everyone be available on the same day is a rarity. It’s also a day to be particularly grateful. Congrats on your 200th post – great milestone! Here is a link to the post I wrote today about being grateful for abundance, part of a series I’m doing this month called 30 Days of Thanks.

  15. Bless you for being “you” Charlotte, and a huge “thank you” for sharing your wonderful talent !!
    Like yourself, I’m a relative newcomer to Reverbnation and, again like yourself, the support had been tremendous ( Music is such a wonderful bond !! .
    Take special care “precious”,
    Love & big hugs,
    David XXX

  16. I’m glad you want to know more about Thanksgiving, Charlotte. It seems to be becoming more popular in the UK–our church had a whole Thanksgiving “season” back in October with lots of lovely lunches and events! October is when Canada has its Thanksgiving, by the way; and my family took to celebrating it at that time when we lived in Canada, since the timing seems to make better sense. Thanksgiving is a harvest festival (so it really should be earlier in the autumn), when people get together to thank God that they have been blessed with a good harvest and food for another year. We’re so disconnected from the work and uncertainty involved in growing our food today, that we often forget the impact a good or poor harvest used to make on everyone. The American Pilgrims were also celebrating the fact that there were still people alive in their settlement, since more than half of them had died before the American Indians came helped them to learn how to survive in their new home.

    So to me, Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for the simple important things in life: food, life, and family and friends. We really don’t need anything else.

    By the way, my sister’s crumble recipe is up now on her blog http://thelassintheapron.com/, and it wouldn’t be a bad choice for a Thanksgiving dessert, either! And never mind the instructions for “cooking apples”; she used our regular semi-tart eating apples when she made it, and if your father likes sweet ones, you could use the sweetest apples you can find!

    Congratulations on your 200th post!

    Best regards,


    1. My brother studied American history in High School I learnt something new from my messages today. Thanks for the link to the crumble recipe, I must organise a bake off with friends then they can help me to clean up afterwards 🙂

      Best wishes

  17. What a thoughtful post and congratulations on reaching your 200th! I have been reading all the accounts your USA followers have sent you of their Thanksgivings. Really interesting!

  18. I’m pretty sure at least a few of my fellow Americans have already given you a mini history lesson on the origins of Thanksgiving, so I’ll just tell you how we do it at my house. Being a French-American family living in France, we rarely get to celebrate it on the actual day (this year was the first time in over 10 years, if I’m not mistaken). We often invite friends over to share the dinner with us (for many this is their introduction to Thanksgiving) and we always take a few minutes to share some of the things we’re thankful for. For us it’s a time to reflect on God’s blessings and share a fantastic meal with family (both biological and adopted). This year we had a very trimmed-down dinner and only one (last-minute) guest, but it was perfect.

  19. Thank you for those wonderful Thanksgiving wishes. We have so very much to be grateful for. Congratulations on your 200th post! That’s quite a milestone. Here is wishing you and yours all the best!

    1. Thank you Linda that’s what I like about the thanksgiving celebration it is a time to reflect and remember to say thank you so you don’t take help for granted.
      Best wishes

  20. Happy December and congratulations on your 200th blog post! That is an accomplishment. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I will be back soon to see what you are up too. 🙂

    1. I was so happy when I saw the 200 pop up in my notifications, its been such a great journal, I look back and reflect and re-read my comments, I’m so pleased I started this, thanks for reading and leaving me a message 😊.
      Best wishes

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