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  1. 1 donna dem 4 obama
    November 21, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Who didn’t think of our very own Chips when you saw this?

    • 2 desertflower
      November 21, 2018 at 10:45 am

      LOL:) Exactly! Morning to you, dd! How are your grandbabies? Bet they’re grown and beautiful. Hope you, and all our fellow TOD’ers have a restful and Happy Thanksgiving. Love you, Chips!

      • 3 desertflower
        November 21, 2018 at 10:46 am

        PS. That turkey looks disgusting. Really.

        • 4 donna dem 4 obama
          November 21, 2018 at 10:58 am

          GM DF, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family. The grand girls will be 5 years old in a couple of weeks. They are growing like weeds and more enjoyable everyday.

          And yep that Turkey is disgusting. 🙂

          • 5 desertflower
            November 21, 2018 at 11:03 am

            Five years old already:) Seems like only yesterday they were little….now already young ladies:) Enjoy this time:) Hugs to all

          • 6 0388jojothecat
            November 21, 2018 at 11:30 am

            Yes, enjoy them through these very fast moving stages of their lives. My niece was born 17yrs ago on Thanksgiving Day. I remember all the wonderful stages from newborn, six months, 1yrs, 5yrs and now going to college next year. It’s all a wonderful blur. It’s funny how I didn’t age for 17 yrs 🙂

            Anyway I wish all my TOD Family a Happy Thanksgiving! May you all have a peaceful and wonderful time with family and/or friends.

            • 7 desertflower
              November 21, 2018 at 11:38 am

              It’s funny how I didn’t age for 17 yrs 🙂

              I KNOW!!! How does that happen?? Happy Thanksgiving to you, jojo. Enjoy it with family/friends

            • November 21, 2018 at 2:18 pm

              Donna, JoJo is right, enjoy enjoy, enjoy! The time goes by in a blur! I have a 17yr old Grandson and I just don’t know where the time went. This past spring, he and a friend spent Easter break taking care of me as I recovered from pneumonia…

              Lance had a banner week last week — Monday, report card six A’s, one C; Tuesday, passed Eagle Scout test; Sunday, had a fumble recovery as the Tiverton Tigers won the Rhode Island Division IV Super Bowl, 43-29.

              Planning a two or three week touring vacation for next summer as it is likely that it will be the last time we’ll be able to have that amount of time together…

          • November 21, 2018 at 2:21 pm

            My goodness they can’t be five already! Enjoy!

    • 10 Nena20409
      November 21, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      ❤ Chips ❤
      Come back, Chipsticks & Danny O❣

    • 11 mtmarilyn
      November 21, 2018 at 1:45 pm

      Oh my Donna, I can just hear what our Miss Chips would be saying about this. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. I am looking forward to a quiet small Thanksgiving with our son and daughter in law. First time we have had less than 20 people in our home. We decided to slow down.

  2. 15 0388jojothecat
    November 21, 2018 at 11:33 am

    P.S. I truly miss the Obama’s Thanksgiving at the White House. Knowing we had a President who loved serving the people and living in the people’s house. The cooks and ushers can have Thanksgiving with themselves knowing they don’t have to see or put up with that criminal family of grifters.

    • 18 Obama Grandmama
      November 21, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      When I was at the LA Forum for Michelle’s book talk I was interested in the part where Michelle had to put the brakes on her family over food. Anything they asked about eating the staff tried to get for them, but the First Family pays for their own food and that “peach” they wanted might show up with an astronomical price on the bill that comes after the fact. Interesting little known facts.

  3. 19 desertflower
    November 21, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Seems the Ladies have gotten a little spunkier of late….used to be some time would pass between posts. Now, they have quite a few if you’d like to catch up:) Here’s another


  4. 20 anjo
    November 21, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Good day one and all, just checking in to wish everyone a blessed day, not here as often as i like as it seems the older i get the busier i am, have fun all

  5. November 21, 2018 at 11:55 am

    “Federal judge declares ban on female genital mutilation unconstitutional”. Ultimately will be decided by Kavanaugh in US v Nagarwala.
    “Judge Bernard Friedman, a Reagan appointee, framed the case as a question of states’ rights. Mutilating a young woman’s genitals, according to Friedman, “is a crime that could be prosecuted under state law,” but is beyond the reach of the federal government.”
    –Blah, Blah, Blah fkn Blah…how about this Judge gives his baby daughter or grand daughter over to this butcher and potential killer.
    –If I poke his eye out with a long nail will he wait for SCOTUS to decide who is the victim?

    • 24 idon
      November 21, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      I read this appalling decision. I believe it will be reversed because both the state and the federal govt have an interest in the protection and safety of children. That’s why every state has a welfare institution code.

  6. November 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    1) US farmers letting crops rot as storage costs rise due to China trade war:
    2) 85,000 children have died from malnutrition in Yemen: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46261983
    –I must be fkn dreaming.

  7. November 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    What is the worth of a human child in 20-fkn-18?

  8. 27 deserflower
    November 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Okey Dokey!

  9. 29 Don
    November 21, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Never never never order eyeglasses online, I ordered a pair of Persol eyeglasses through my insurance company and it was something that I will never do again. The size wasn’t right and the lenses were of poor quality. And no I’m sitting here waiting for the corrected pair to arrive knowing damn well that I still won’t be satisfied. Next time I’m going to go into an actual brick and mortar business and try on the eyewear.

  10. November 21, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    • November 21, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      YUP ….

    • 34 CEB
      November 21, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      These mofos were threatened with being primaried so they are backing off. We expect dems to be different and to fight for the things we sent them there to fight. Nancy Smash is a proven general and we will not have these entitled, GOP- light false dems trying to get in her way. I was especially enraged by Fudge who for awhile allowed herself to be used by these white boys as a figurehead for their power grab. Hope her constituents gave her an earful.

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  12. November 21, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    ’nuff said …

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  14. 41 Nena20409
    November 21, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    God Afternoon TODville Township.
    Happy Thanksgiving Eve.

  15. 42 Nena20409
    November 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm

  16. 44 Nena20409
    November 21, 2018 at 2:16 pm

  17. 45 Nena20409
    November 21, 2018 at 2:28 pm

  18. 46 Nena20409
    November 21, 2018 at 2:52 pm

  19. 48 Nena20409
    November 21, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    He would have been 93yo had he lived today.

  20. 49 Nena20409
    November 21, 2018 at 3:12 pm

  21. 50 Nena20409
    November 21, 2018 at 4:26 pm

  22. 52 Nena20409
    November 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm

  23. 53 Nena20409
    November 21, 2018 at 4:39 pm

  24. 55 Nena20409
    November 21, 2018 at 4:41 pm

  25. 56 JER
    November 21, 2018 at 4:45 pm

  26. 57 Nena20409
    November 21, 2018 at 5:17 pm

  27. 61 Nena20409
    November 21, 2018 at 5:18 pm

  28. 62 CEB
    November 21, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    The GOP stood back, happy for dolt 45 to be their wrecking ball. The only problem is that they cannot control him because the only thing that he cares about is his ego. He has no loyalty nor care for anyone or anything as high placed republicans are finding out. No tears for any of them from the high court to the media to business leaders to GOP politicians and office holders to evangelist to culture war fanatics. If you dig a hole for your brother to fall in, you will wound up falling in it yourself. They tried to crucify an intelligent, kind, inclusive and resourceful man who only wanted to do his best to make life better for us all. They next chose a vile creature to undo all that PBO managed to do, but have found that their party is being destroyed, their reputations in tatters, and they who had so much pride have had to stoop to kiss the ass of the worthless piece of trash that they put in place. Karma is a Bitch, the Fates will have their due and he Furies are in hot pursuit. The best thing about all of this is that they brought about their own destruction. Times are difficult and it will get uglier before all of this is over, but people needed to see what can happen when our institutions are tested, had to have their eyes opened to the injustices that minorities face, and to finally realize that it is our American style oligarchs who are pulling the strings in this country.

    Mild rant/observation over. I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving with those that you love most. Remember those who are less fortunate and do something to make someone else’s life a bit better.

    • 63 deserflower
      November 21, 2018 at 7:28 pm

      A most eloquent rant, CEB. Perfection. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I will toast to this.

      • 64 carolyn
        November 22, 2018 at 9:03 am

        Beautifully stated and explained CEB. Ultimately this will play out like a Greek tragedy, for the ugly protagonist. The country will be cleansed and we will triumph. I have a wonderful mental picture of the Furies after him and his minions!

    • 65 Betsy
      November 22, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      Excellent post CEB. I heartily concur.

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    • 72 deserflower
      November 21, 2018 at 8:32 pm


    • 73 CEB
      November 21, 2018 at 8:54 pm

      I am thankful that I do not have to deal with 45 groupies and haters over dinner. The one misguided GOP family connection (she was groomed and bought by them when she was in college) lives several states away. I am the most progressive with the very liberal social views of the family, but no one gets ugly, stupid, or combative about the few things in which we differ. Our family and friends are Black, White, Gay, straight, religious and not so religious with strong viewpoints and also much love and respect.

  34. 75 deserflower
    November 21, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Freaking UTAH!!

  35. 76 deserflower
    November 21, 2018 at 9:43 pm


    • 77 deserflower
      November 21, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      Start here:)

  36. 78 deserflower
    November 21, 2018 at 10:34 pm


  37. 80 deserflower
    November 21, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Oh! WTAF!

    • November 22, 2018 at 12:33 am

      Hyde-Smith wants to keep the teeny-tiny NRA population (14 million) safe — but no one ELSE in America (325 million) safe.
      –22.6% are children under 18 years. (https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045217)
      –Since Hyde-Smith doesn’t give a fuck about the lies of 301 million people:
      Why would we give a flying fuck about her views?

      • November 22, 2018 at 12:34 am

        Correction: the LIVES, the LIVES, the LIVES of 301 million people.

      • 83 Betsy
        November 22, 2018 at 1:17 pm

        I tweeted your post above and put it into quotes but didn’t have space to put your name, sorry.

        • November 22, 2018 at 8:10 pm

          hey Betsy thanks a lot. no name needed…just a cog assist here! Funny thing is I made more errors with each comment above, after a really long day! e.g. 325 minus 14 is 311. Did a lotta cooking today and some walking and a lotta washing up. Got freezing on the walk. Put up some decorations. Bears won. Dark now and enjoying the faery lights – I keep a few going all year. my best to you.

          • 85 Betsy
            November 23, 2018 at 5:33 pm

            Decorations for Christmas? You are ORGANIZED. I am envious. We usually put them up today, the day after Thanksgiving, but am too tired and I didn’t even cook Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. It was just me and my hubby yesterday, so for the first time, we went out to dinner to a fabulous restaurant and had a scrumtious Thanksgiving dinner there. It was fantastic and NO CLEAN UP, 😀

          • November 23, 2018 at 10:25 pm

            Betsy WAY FAB on the restaurant and no cleanup! No..not organized. Thing is I won’t be at home for Xmas and I love, love, love strings of tiny lights…couldn’t resist putting a few up inside around a few window frames – as it’s already Helluva cold and snowing on and off. hugs!

    • 87 deserflower
      November 22, 2018 at 10:23 am

      If you are able, give to Mike Espy, and share with others

  38. 88 jacquelineoboomer
    November 22, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Goodnight, TODville, and Happy Thanksgiving. Please permit me to say that although this will be the first Thanksgiving without having my son at the table, I will be spending the entire day tomorrow THANKFUL that he shared this good earth with us for 49 years … now THAT was a gift! I can truthfully say I was as proud to be his mother on his first day, as I was on his last. Can’t say I won’t miss him tomorrow, but I also like to think he’s “sharing pie” with his maternal grandmother in heaven, since those two were the pastry chefs of the family (not I!), and that always makes me smile.

    Sweet dreams when you get there. I’ll be asleep in 3…2…1 … dreaming of pie. zzzzzzzzzzz

    • November 22, 2018 at 1:28 am

      Dear J yes not being able to spend time, celebrate with someone after years of doing so is such a big change. Sending you my love, hugs.

    • 93 globalcitizenlinda
      November 22, 2018 at 7:38 am

      May you be comforted this Thanksgiving and everyday of your life.

      Holidays make us unable to avoid terribly missing those we so loved because they were that crucial part of our vey existence.

      The smallest things seem to suddenly remind us what that person would have been doing about it, what he/she would be saying, how we would be reacting to what he/she said ……

      You are right, one of the things that seem to help is to let ourselves remember the times we shared with the person we loved and lost. In your case this is one you brought into this world, raised, cherished, deeply loved, and watched overcome so many challenges.

      He is with you every moment of each day.

      Be well my dear sister, be well …..

      • 94 jacquelineoboomer
        November 22, 2018 at 9:57 pm

        Beautiful to read that – thanks so much for taking the time to share those thoughts and to understand all of it!

    • 95 Nerdy Wonka
      November 22, 2018 at 9:09 am

      Wishing you and yours a great Thanksgiving surrounded by love, peace, and comfort, Ms. J’OB.

  39. 99 globalcitizenlinda
    November 22, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  40. November 22, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Coming out of the shadows to wish my TOD family a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your family and friends as you reflect and give thanks for your blessings.

  41. 103 Dee
    November 22, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Ha Happy Thanksgiving. The irony of this being 55th anniversary of the JFK assassination by a madman., As we deal with a madman president.

  42. 104 deserflower
    November 22, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Morning everyone. Happy Thanksgiving 🍁
    J’OB… you are in my thoughts, though I must say that you certainly have the right outlook. The first one is always the hardest. Love and hugs to you and all the TOD family.

    Now, read this thread and tell me he will stay in this job past January.

  43. 105 deserflower
    November 22, 2018 at 9:42 am


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  46. 109 deserflower
    November 22, 2018 at 10:29 am

    I see there was a call to follow her here:)


  47. November 22, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Good Read…

  48. 111 Dudette
    November 22, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!
    Have an awesome day! 🦃😘❤️

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  50. November 22, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Thanks to our Nerdy Wonka for keeping us afloat no matter what. And best wishes to all here for a happy Thanksgiving.
    –Would like to send best wishes to Ms. Rachel Maddow who was so hilariously on fire on Tuesday night. Thinking of her stellar work to keep us up-to-date, detailed historical backgrounds, legal explanations, insights, and keeping our spirits up for 2 very long years. (Lawrence, JOY, Hayes, Ari and many others worked so hard to bring the facts.) Thinking how relieved, how happy about Dems taking the House she must be.
    -thanks and much love to Rachel!

    • 115 Betsy
      November 22, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      I tweeted your sentiments to @maddow, bridgeriverpass. I thought your words were so on point and I thought it would be really cool for her to read them. Thanks for sharing this. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

      As for @NerdyWonka, thanks so much for all you do for us at TOD. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  51. 117 deserflower
    November 22, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Let America see

  52. 118 deserflower
    November 22, 2018 at 11:10 am

    My thoughts are with them

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  55. November 22, 2018 at 11:31 am

    When our Family was complete

    • November 22, 2018 at 11:31 am

      opps meant to post this too…

      • 125 0388jojothecat
        November 22, 2018 at 3:07 pm

        I know the feeling. So many of my family is no longer alive. All died in the before 2009, Grandmother, Aunt, Uncles, Cousins. We are a small family so with so when half have died you really feel it. I have a lot of good memories of Holidays spent at my aunt & uncles house with many of my uncle’s distant relatives, lots of food, laughter, football on tv playing in the background. Life is so different.

  56. 126 JER
    November 22, 2018 at 11:38 am

  57. 127 desertflower
    November 22, 2018 at 11:40 am

    While you’re cooking for Thanksgiving, you might want to listen to a REAL President speak:)

    • 129 Betsy
      November 22, 2018 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you Nerdy Wonka. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!! I am so thankful for you and all that you do for us here on TOD. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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