Thanksgiving - A Thankful HubNugget Holiday Hub

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Pilgrim Fathers

Everyone who graduated from Grade School knows about Plymouth Rock, the Founding Fathers, and the first Thanksgiving, which history books place at Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts in 1621.

Although there are different dates for Thanksgiving in Canada, and different origins for the birth of this holiday, Thanksgiving is traditionally a day to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude, and is fondly pictured with men and women garbed as Pilgrims, sharing food with their Native American brethren.

Who would have guessed that from those humble beginnings, we would be able to connect with friends and family all over the world in the blink of an eye with a tool called the Internet.

(You have no idea how hard it was to write with cranberry jelly...it doesn't want to stay put...but I digress...)

Most families will congregate around a table laden with sumptuous delights and delicacies, lorded over by that magnificently aromatic icon of the feast, the turkey. (I am speaking about the bird here...) However, our HubPages family is a little large to fit around one table, so I decided to bring the feast to you in the form of a HubNugget Thanksgiving!

Image by Enelle Lamb
Image by Enelle Lamb | Source
Image by Enelle Lamb
Image by Enelle Lamb | Source

Please bow your heads...

Before we enjoy this sumptuous repast of HubNugget Wannabes I would ask that you bow your heads in thanks for this marvelous selection, and the dedication from our amazing HubPages Staffers, Marketing Director Jason, Group Manager Maddie, and Woman of All Fix-ing Simone, who support our little team as we roam the high seas in search of these nuggets of treasure for us to enjoy. Amen.

The First Course - Pilgrim Patty and De Mayflower Greek

First off, allow me to give thanks to our very own Pilgrim Patty, who, with no thought to her own peril, (and out of earshot of De Mayflower Greek,) leaped into the frigid waters to rescue a group of HubNugget Wannabes from drowning in a sea of obscurity.

Pilgrim Patty managed to secure the group with a lifeline, but the waves threatened to swamp the whole party before they could get to shore.

Thankfully for us, De Mayflower Greek was watching her progress from the bridge of his famous vessel, and ordered a lifeboat into the swells to retrieve them.

His quick thinking averted a disaster and landed them all a tad waterlogged, but safe and sound, on Plymouth Rock!

So, without further ado, I give you the first course of our HubNugget Thanksgiving dinner! These tasty morsels have been cooking all week, and are absolutely divine with stuffing...please pass the gravy...

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Image by ProCW

Which one of this week's Pets and Animals nominees is your favorite?

  • 29% Budgies Q & A
  • 6% Cat Love
  • 26% Cougar At Our Door
  • 9% Dementia in Dogs
  • 9% Domino, Former Feral Cat
  • 23% Raising severe macaw babies
35 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Pilgrim Koffee Klatch Gals Image by Enelle Lamb
Pilgrim Koffee Klatch Gals Image by Enelle Lamb
Pilgrim RedElf Image by Enelle Lamb
Pilgrim RedElf Image by Enelle Lamb

Seconds Anyone - Pilgrim Koffee Klatch Gals and Pilgrim RedElf

Our next pilgrim that I would like to give thanks for, is Pilgrim Koffee Klatch Gals, for her relentless courage when faced with finding stray HubNugget Wannabes and for selflessly putting her vast writing skills to the test to bring us such a delightful brew of hubs to warm our hearts... and please pass the potatoes...thank you...as I was saying...

One can't fail to mention Bos'n Pilgrim RedElf, whose valiant efforts to keep the Mayflower afloat, on course to find the HubNugget Wannabes, keep them from getting fouled in the ship's rigging - a terrible place for a lone Wannabe to become stranded, and ensure a safe and sound landing at Plymouth Rock, has not gone unnoticed and definitely, not unsung!

Without their courage and dedication, we wouldn't be able to enjoy this sumptuous repast of Wannabe writing - complete with all the Thanksgiving trimmings...I'll have a little more dark meat please...oh, and please pass the stuffing...

Here they are for your enjoyment - I hope you find them as tender and flavorful as I have...

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Image by ProCW

Which one of this week's Family and Parenting nominees is your favorite?

  • 51% How to Manage Your Teenagers Expenses - A Hit List To You
  • 5% How to not kill your child
  • 8% The One Facebook Tip Every Parent Must Know
  • 5% Parenting Help:Teens Succeeding in Reading
  • 13% How to Get Along with Teenagers
  • 18% The Journal. A Christmas Gift.
39 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Pilgrim ripplemaker and Pilgrim Zsuzsy

I would once again, with your permission of course, I interrupt this wonderful feast to give thanks to two more members of our glorious HubNugget Team, Pilgrim ripplemaker and Pilgrim Zsuzsy Bee.

Our team would be incomplete without Pilgrim ripplemaker's cheerful and heartfelt Wannabe visits, congratulating all the Nominees on their fine works, and Pilgrim Zsuzsy Bee's insightful and humorous encouragement to promote their work and giving them and the rest of the HubPages family of writers their special brand of support.

For dessert, we are serving up a wonderful selection of decedent treats that are sure to please...oh, no thank you...I couldn't...I'm stuffed...well...maybe just one...

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Image by ProCW

Which one of this week's Arts and Design nominees is your favorite?

  • 44% 10 Crafty Paper Projects!
  • 12% Art Journaling--No Boundaries
  • 7% Sewing Frog Closures - How To Make Chinese Button Fasteners
  • 27% What Everyone Should Know About GIMP vs Photoshop
  • 5% The delicate art of procrastination
  • 5% How Innovative Food Package Design Boosts the Sale of Your Products
41 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Coffee Anyone?

After such an amazing banquet, I'm stuffed! I think I might have a teeny bit of room left for a delicious Amarula Coffee in the hopes of staving off the after-dinner-nap!

In closing, allow me to give thanks once again to our dedicated and talented HubNugget Team (including me,) Pilgrim Enelle, for bringing you such a delicious, lip-smacking HubNugget Wannabe feast! Be sure to vote for your favorite entre!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

So there was no place at your table for another turkey and that is is why you did not invite ME? :-)))

.

A wonderful hub by a Beautiful Elite :-)


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

Avast fellow Pilgrims and welcomed Guests!

Since De Mayflower Greek saved the first batch of Wannabes and the lifeline, I've been thankful to read and vote in each category. We'd doubly thankful if all of you would do the same, Goodly Readers :)

I must say, De Mayflower Greek is a much better Captain than the one were were almost burdened with - that one's map showed a course straight for the Devil's Triangle. (No, I've no idea what happened to him. Pay no attention to the mummbling under the tarp of the last lifebopat - it's just a rat.)


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Alternative Prime 6 years ago from > California

Great graphics on the Hub this week as usual...

Hey, some of those "Pilgrims" look mighty familiar though...Great Great Great ancestors of a couple Great Hubbers?

Those were the days....When you wrote a "Hub" on a turkey's back then trained it to fly around to each individual log cabin all over the world so it could be read...It was a much simpler time...


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MythiliK 6 years ago from India --> Switzerland

OMG.... is this true? I am in the hubnugget nomination for the third time. Past two times I won... Now once again, on the way to request all my friends for voting :-) Thank you so much dear team.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Dear God, thank you for this Hubnuggets Feast and all of the Hubnuggets Team and the Hubnuggets Wannabes! Blessings and love to all.

Enelle, I am honored and happy to be part of this feast as always. This hub is wonderfully crafted and the photos made me grin. Happy thanksgiving! I am off to do some hubhopping! Be right back! :)


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

@Alternative Prime - and I'm still wearing the same style of clothing.

Thanks to all who have read and voted, so far!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

AP - but sometimes the turkey never quite made it to all the log cabins - ahhh yes, the olden days - My paw used to say some of those messenger turkeys were mighty tasty!

Read and voted - Congratulations to all the nominees!

A great bunch of hubs, Enelle - make sure you save some turkey for De Mayflower Greek - he'll probably be hungry after saving Pilgrim Patty and the first batch of HubNuggets!


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bcatgray 6 years ago from United States of America

Wooohooo! I'm so honored to have contributed to this feast. I don't even like to cook, but this time I guess I'll make an exception! :-)


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Bcatgray, thanks for follow the link: teehee...thank you for making an exception!

Voted, voted, voted! To all the nominees...go, go, go!


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prairieprincess 6 years ago from Canada

Wow, thank you so so much! It is such an honour to be nominated!!! And what a wild, wacky, entertaining HubNugget story, as usual. Congrats to all the nominees and thanks to everyone that votes!


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

De Greek - There is always room for another turkey :P and I thought you looked so dashing in your Mayflower hat...

Patty - which way to the lifeboats - I do enjoy a good game of cat and mouse...

AP - I think I might have had one or two of those olden day turkey messengers...LOL great comment

MythiliK - congrats on the nomination!! Great hub btw!

RedElf - not to worry I'll save our captain...some turkey of course :D

becatgrey - I thought you were a great cook...and I brought the coffees!

ripplemaker - I'm always happy when you crop in to visit - I'm thrilled you enjoyed the hub and wouldn't have started the feast without you :D

prairieprincess - Congrats on the nomination - so pleased you enjoyed our little supper!

read and voted and congrats to all the nominees! :D:D:D


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kids-toy-box 6 years ago

Wow! another fabulous hubnugget tale...and I feel blessed having my second hubnugget nomination in consecutive weeks:) Thank you so much:D and congratulations to all other nominees.


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Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

Thank you for all your work on this hub.

Namaste.


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Coffee or no coffee I'm ready for my after-dinner-nap. I'm stuffed. How awesome to be with so many friends all at once on Thanksgiving. (isn't the internet just the most amazing thing ever...)

Enelle one tasty meal you dished out, tasty, tasty, tasty... yum

Super duper video too... reaches right into the heart.

Congrats Hubnuggeteers on the nominations. You still have some work to do though... can't sit back on your laurels yet. You gotta promote your hubs. Shout it loud and wide, to family and friends alike.


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

kids-toy-box - keep up the great writing and congratulations on your nomination!!

Deborah Demander - Thanks so much for the wonderful compliment! I have a lot of fun writing these hubs :D

Ah Zsuzsy! It's always such a pleasure to see you :D - so glad you enjoyed the feast and friends! (It was a great meal wasn't it? I couldn't eat another bite!)


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

LMAO!! I just re-read my comment to ripplemaker! I really did mean to say *drop in not crop in LOL LOL! Guess I should check my spell check more often!!


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Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

So much work has gone i to creating this hub but the end product was brilliant. you are very talented in your use of words and also your natural way of conveying the hub.

I now look forward to reading more of your work.

Take care.


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Eiddwen - thank you so much for your lovely compliment! I enjoyed writing this :D


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LaurieDawn 6 years ago

Greetings Enelle!

Thank you for the nomination, I am very flattered! And what a great hub! Such creativity! I have enjoyed floating around and reading all the other great hubs too!

Blessings,

Laurie


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

Enelle, I always love your hubs. This one was extra fun - I loved your story and the photos were adorable. Read , voted and absolutely loved it. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.


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Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

Enjoyed the pilgrimage, Enelle...may your tribe increase! :)


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Tammy L 6 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

Thank you for honoring one of my hubs for consideration. I never expected this. Gosh, I feel like I've been nominated for an Academy Award. Good luck to everyone nominated. I know there can only be one winner per category. Congratulations to all those who are nominated and good luck.


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travel_man1971 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

I'm glad to serve all the pilgrims aboard MV HubPages. Read, votes and rated!!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :D


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

Man the life boats! - It's time for the after- Thanksgiving lifeboat races in the harbor! The prize is a turkey loaf.

Congratulations to all the Wannabes and pleasant Holidays to All.


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

LaurieDawn - Thanks so much - so glad you enjoyed the hub and congrats on the nomination!!

KoffeeKlatch Gals - I thought you looked adorable in your hat :D So glad you enjoyed the read :D

FP- Always a pleasure my dear! (not so sure about increasing the tribe though LOL!!)

Tammy L - You are most welcome - I think the nomination is right up there with the Academy Awards!! Congratulations!!

travel_man1971 -It's a pleasure to have you aboard!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Patty - I'm up for some races :D not sure about the prizes though LOL...

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