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    Thanksgiving Divorce

    A man in Phoenix calls his son in New York the day before Thanksgiving and says,” I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.

    "Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams. We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the father says. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her."

    Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "Like heck they're getting divorced," she shouts, "I'll take care of this,"

    She calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at her father, "You are NOT getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?" and hangs up.

    The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "Okay, it worked!" he says, "they're coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way."
    "It may be that your soul purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others" ~Steven Wright~
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    Default Good one

    Thanks for the laugh.
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    Yeah I just read that on the Kim Komando email for today......
    Just smile it won't crack your face

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    Very cute - now, what do you do to have them cook dinner?

    Just kidding - I love to cook and as long as I am able want to do it.

    Holidays are just not the same without family home. We are used to having members away at work (needs for police, fire services and the military are 24/7).

    No matter what - just remember to tell family and friends you love them - no matter how near or far........

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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    Our family will have an empty place at the Thanksgiving table this year and also no dog to sneak leftovers to. For the first time I realized that the holidays are not always happy. Give your family (and pets) a big hug every chance you get. Life is fragile and love is precious.
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    Smile A time for family and friends....

    Quote Originally Posted by pjpreb View Post
    Give your family (and pets) a big hug every chance you get. Life is fragile and love is precious.
    Well said.


    Happy Holidays!
    Why not live life like it is your last day....instead of pretending to be a member of the Peter Pan Club and believing you will be around forever.

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    Yeah this will be the first Thanksgiving I won't be spending with my folks and my other brothers and 2 sisters as well. I will be spending it with my nephew and his wife and my other sister and her husband are in Germany on a business trip. Nothing like family to spend time with and I'll miss them.
    Just smile it won't crack your face

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haffy View Post
    Yeah this will be the first Thanksgiving I won't be spending with my folks and my other brothers and 2 sisters as well. I will be spending it with my nephew and his wife and my other sister and her husband are in Germany on a business trip. Nothing like family to spend time with and I'll miss them.
    Sniff, sniff...

    Sheesh, Haffy! You can come and have thanksgiving with us!

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    Thanks for the offer, so are you buying the plane ticket too ?....
    Just smile it won't crack your face

    The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is
    suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best
    friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

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    Over the years, at our holiday tables, my family numbers dwindled. Every year my dad and his sister took pictures, it seemed like forever........ Now as I view these I see, I am so thankful they did. Over the years, first one member of the family and then another were gone. Until, we stopped taking pictures.

    We were joined by spouses to my children and now, this year we are blessed with a new family member - Amara. Holidays are family time. It is important to enjoy the times we have together regardless of when - life is short.

    My Holiday greetings to all. May you have a wonderful, safe and relaxing day - regardless of your undertakings. I know some of you may have to work (24/7 jobs don't change)....if you are working one of those - please know we appreciate you!

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