Tag Archive | Thanksgiving

I Created ‘Boxing Day’ & ‘Christmas’ Challenge Badges For My ‘Mates’ At ‘Garmin’ Since Some Were Having Withdrawal.

by Anura Guruge


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Posted on the Facebook ‘Garmin Connect Users’ Group
— where I lurk about, more than I should.



Garmin is supposed to automatically provide such ‘challenge’ badges for going out and doing some activity on a holiday. People are accustomed to it and look forward to earning them. So, for example, they did one for ‘Thanksgiving‘.

Well, it appears, that Garmin forgot to do one for Christmas 2019. Wow. So many folks were bummed. Beside themselves. So, I created one for them and told them that only those that were on Santa’s GOOD LIST (as I was) could get the badge. Folks appreciated my efforts.

Well, quite a few Garmin users are from the GREAT British Commonwealth. So, I made them a ‘Boxing Day‘ badge as well.

We had fun.

Enjoy. Happy Boxing Day.

I am off to watch the highlights of TWO Boxing Day Test matches. Lucky I.


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“Sawyer’s Holiday Open House” Craft Fair, 2019, in Barnstead, N.H., Nov. 30 & Dec. 1.

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Good News. Open House is OPEN Saturday, November 30 &
Sunday, December 1, 2019.
Do yourself a FAVOR and GO.
North Barnstead Road.
Next to the iconic white church.

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Their 16th annual Fair from what I gather,
and I think we have been to the last 6 or 7 (maybe more).

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Visiting “Sawyers Holiday Open House” in Barnstead, NH (next to the White Church) has now become an entrenched & mandatory Thanksgiving weekend tradition — and I think we have been going to it, without fail, for quite a few years — and always enjoy the experience. Very rewarding. Great people. Salt of the Earth.

So, it was on our lists of things to do after Thanksgiving. This year it was the first thing we did on Black Friday!

A wonderful, uplifting tradition. Such a tranquil and picturesque setting. I love wandering around snapping pictures.

Thank YOU the Sawyer family and their vendors.


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We Had A Dusting Of Snow In Central New Hampshire For Thanksgiving 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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Perfect. Just the right amount. Goldilocks. Enough to add a bit of ‘color’ but not to get in the way. Temperature was nice too. Mid- to high-30s. We will take that. Yes, we had more snow than this in past years. But we are not complaining. This was good. We were Thankful.


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Happy Thanksgiving 2019 From Anura Guruge.

by Anura Guruge



Happy Thanksgiving.

Appears that we in New Hampshire, for a very rare change, lucked out. Some strong winds (and yes, we could lose power) but no snow or bitter cold. Not so many of you in other parts. Sorry. Stay warm & safe & enjoy the turkey.

There is nothing that says you shouldn’t THINK at Thanksgiving. If anything it is a good time to THINK. You can’t be THANKFUL unless you THINK.

At some point please make a point of giving THANKS that you still can THINK.

Cheers.

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Last Time Thanksgiving Fell This Late — I.E., On November 28th, As It Does This Year.

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November 28: 1946, 1957, 1963, 1968, 1974, 1985, 1991, 1996, 2002, 2013 & 2019.


Not that long ago. In 2013. 6-years ago.
You may remember it.
And also 2002.


November 22 is the EARLIEST the 4th Thursday can fall.

November 28 the LATEST.


U.S. Thanksgiving has NOT always been on
the 4th Thursday of November.

It used to be on the LAST Thursday of November.

You can have 5 Thursdays in November,
as was the case 2012 & back in 1939.

The 4th Thursday in November
was made a Federal Holiday in 1942.

So, Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday
is but 77-years old.


Notice that the gap between Thanksgiving falling on the same day varies by 5-, 6- & 11-years.

That is the norm for such ‘on the same day’ gaps.

The 11-year gap, is atypical BUT part of the pattern — as is the case with when a given date falls on a particular day. The ’11’ having to do with leap years and the 7-days in a week. Other than the 11-year gap, which typically occurs every 4-years, the usual gap is either 5 or 6. You can clearly see that in the first image.

This image shows what I call the ‘ebb and flow’ of how the dates CYCLE through November 22 to November 28. Kind of mesmerizing — at least to I.


Last time Thanksgiving was on a Thursday — last year. SMILE.


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We Take Our Halloween 2019 Decorations To The Next Level With A 12′ Inflatable & Even More Lights.

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Our first inflatable! IF we were going to get one, then it had to be the tallest, i.e., 12′. We had seen this one, at a hotel, in Maine last weekend. So, I knew what it looked like.

The flickering flame tiki torches were for I. Again had seen them in Maine. I wanted those BADLY. They are BRILLIANT. Really authentic looking and was on till past mid-night on a 4-hour charge. Might have to get more. In general I am not in favor of solar lights but these look so real and they are not obnoxious in terms of light pollution.

Still have two more sets of lights to put up this weekend. Then we should be done for Halloween. Christmas decorations will go up mid-November.



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Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 Will Be On Thursday, November 21.

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Do NOT panic. It is NOT Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the next Thursday — November 28. It is late. Actually so is Beaujolais Nouveau day. That is because November 2019 starts on a Friday. So, the first Thursday is on November 7.

Beaujolais Nouveau day cannot fall on Thanksgiving. They are always a week apart — 3rd Thursday of November and the 4th.

So, just over a month away. I wanted to give you a heads up. I will prime you up the closer we get. OK? Promise.


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More Halloween 2019 Lights & Decorations Go Up.

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It has been a few weeks since she first put up the lights and this year, for the first time really, we have competition! That will not do. So, I got her more lights. So, she put those up. we are not done jet. The coup de grâce is yet to come — I think. I have some ideas and Amazon has the goods. SMILE.


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House Lit & Decorated For Halloween 2019 — With 6-Weeks To Go!

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All Teischan’s work — today, 6-weeks ahead of Halloween, and she is complaining that she was LATE!

Christmas & then Halloween are her two favorite holidays — Easter a distant third and Thanksgiving not even making her radar.

Lights and decorations are her thing. She has been doing the lights on her own. All I have to do is keep her supplied with lights. I got some fancy flame lights for the front door. Upside down flame. Pretty cool.

Given that she put up the Christmas lights on November 19th last year, I assume we will just go from these lights straight to the Christmas ones. The infrastructure with the timers etc. is all in place.

What can I say?

Makes her happy. Keeps her happy.

P.S., I have been informed that she is TOO OLD to go trick or treating this year! Well, I will believe it on the day. This could be the END of OVER 20-years of taking kids trick-or-treating! Yes, over 20-years. 4-kids, widely spaced.


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“Good Friday” Is A Holiday …

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At least in the Guruge household in New Hampshire.

I work all holidays, whether it is Christmas or Thanksgiving, so holidays per se have little meaning to I — other than the gluttony and the presents.

But, NO HOMESCHOOLING! I am giving her a break to her intense delight.

Other than the U.S., in every country I have lived in, viz., Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), France & the U.K., Good Friday & Easter Monday have been holidays.

So, it is only fitting that I propagate the custom over to here.

Happy Easter.


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