Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Whether you are one or two at a table, or crowded in with friends and family, the Jungle Reds wish you a day of connection, reflection, and gratitude. Muskogee writer Joy Harjo, the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, shares her poem about the worlds and lives we make around those tables. We hope you enjoy it.


44 comments:

  1. What a lovely poem . . . thanks for sharing it with us.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving, Julia and all Jungle Reds and friends! Hope your Thanksgiving table is filled with fun, good, and family! Hugs to all! 💕Nan McCann

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

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  3. Yes, I've had some of my happiest times in kitchens--cooking with my mother long ago or more recently with my sister or with friends. Or cooking alone while someone sat at the kitchen table, keeping me company and making me laugh. Thanks for reminding me of that, dear Reds, and Happy Thanksgiving to Reds and Readers alike.

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    1. I've had the same, Kim, and feel blessed for it.

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    2. The same - That's why it spoke to me, Kim. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. A beautiful poem. Thank you, and a delicious and blessed day to each of you.

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  5. Thanks for sharing the poem.
    Happy Thanksgiving, US REDS and readers!

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    1. And thank you for the recipe, Karen and for all the great ideas, always, everyone!

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    2. I think we're all grateful for cooking and reading, Judy!

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  7. Thankful for Jungle Reds and this kitchen table we sit at every day… Elisabeth

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    1. We're thankful for our little community here, Elisabeth!

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving--I am grateful to share this space with all of you every day! Love Lucy Roberta

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving, Reds and Readers. I am so grateful for this community of kind-hearted book lovers.

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  10. Thank you! Such a lovely poem! Happy Thanksgiving to those of us in the US. Grateful, grateful, grateful. Virtual hugs!

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  11. My gratitude list is too long to enumerate but close to the top is the opportunity to be a part of JRW and friends. Thank you all and Happy Thanksgiving.

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  12. Perfect! Wishing everyone a lovely day and a luscious meal - I’m just where I want to be w kids and grands and a 16 pound turkey and pumpkin pie … low key except for the grands caroming off the walls (she’s a budding gymnast - he’s a break dancer)

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  13. Thank you, Julia! That is wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving to all the Reds and Readers, my tribe!

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    1. Thanks for being part of our wonderful community, Judi!

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  14. Hank Phillippi RyanNovember 24, 2022 at 9:10 AM

    Family is on the way from Brooklyn—and. I am already laughing at the amount of stuffing I just made! But the house smells like a holiday and I am so thankful for you all! Xxxxxx

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  15. Happy Thanksgiving! I’m grateful for this community!

    DebRo

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  16. I am very thankful I found the Reds this year. I look forward each day to reading your blog and feeling part of a like-minded community. Happy Thanksgiving to all (a month and a half late to our Canadian friends!). Be safe and enjoy!
    Pat S.

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here and everyone you love. We had our turkey last weekend as Julie had a knee replacement day before yesterday. She’s home and doing great while I get to play nurse.

    What a lovely poem. Thank you Julia

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    1. Oh hope she heals up quickly Ann! send her our love.

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    2. Send Julia our get well soon wishes, Ann, and Happy Thanksgiving to you both!

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  18. Happy Thanksgiving to all the Reds and Red-adjacent pals here. I'm grateful for our daily communication and communion. May your turkey be moist and your pie crusts flaky!

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  19. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I'm very grateful for my lovely fellow Reds, and to be part of this community every day!

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    1. I would not have found JRW without you, Debs! Have a wonderful day!

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  20. Lovely. Happy Thanksgiving, Reds!

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  21. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Diana

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  22. I hope everyone has had a lovely Thanksgiving today. I hit the ground running this morning and have only now sat down in my recliner. The food's been fixed and eaten, including dessert that just about finished us off. It was one of the best Thanksgivings ever. For the first time in three or four years, both of my grown children were together with us for a holiday. My daughter and my son-in-law and my granddaughter were here for a long afternoon and now have gone back to their home. My son is spending the night and will leave tomorrow. He's actually spending two nights this time. Everyone had such a wonderful time being together. We talked and laughed and ate. It's given me such hope for after-pandemic life. I know Covid isn't gone, but this family time could finally happen, and I feel renewed. I am tired but so happy.

    And, I want to echo others here who have said how grateful they are for this community of Jungle Reds. I look forward to dropping in here every day. Sometimes I have to miss, but I try not to. It's one of my favorite places.

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  23. Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

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