Thanksgiving - A Thankful HubNugget Holiday Hub
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!
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...
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
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Pets and Animals Nominees
- Cougar At Our Door
Cougars are native to Oregon, and there are approximately 5,000 here. I don't consider that a huge number of mountain lions, considering the size of our state, but apparently there are enough that one of them...
- Dementia in Dogs
As dogs age, their senses begin to decline and they can no longer see, hear or smell with the same sharpness as before. These are the normal signs of aging, however if these are accompanied by noticable...
- Domino, Former Feral Cat
Before I can tell the story of my adopted feral cat, Domino, I need to give a little background of how he came to my apartment complex. Domino's birth mother, herself, is a feral cat who has been living on...
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...
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.
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Family and Parenting Nominees
- How to Get Along with Teenagers
Teenagers are kind of a different lot. They tend to be unpredictable, and not really into the same things we adults are, like making a living, and cleaning our house. So, how do we get along with these...
- The Journal. A Christmas Gift.
Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us. ~Oscar Wilde~ Christmas was almost upon me and I could not think ofa thingto give my sister. The year before I had given her a journal, a...
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...
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
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Arts and Design Nominees
- 10 Crafty Paper Projects!
Paper crafts are easy peasy and a great way to recycle. I love paper crafts because I always have paper around the house. Whether it's old newspapers laying around or old magazine pages, scraps from scrapbook...
- How Innovative Food Package Design Boosts the Sale of Your Products
In the intensive competition for food product sales, many business owners do not realize the importance that the right graphic elements play in the package design of their product. Review the tips that will enhance your product’s marketing.
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!