Thankful Thanksgiving and Poetry


What better way to celebrate being THANKFUL than on THANKSGIVING! Brian has the perfect blog hop for everyone today and if you’d like to join in and express your thanks – please click on his badge and join in.

We are mostly thankful for our health at my house but also thankful for ALL OF YOU.    You are the people who keep us going.    We blog so we can enjoy your company and your sense of humor and your support and about a million other things.    The blogosphere is a HUGE world as you know…..some people try it and don’t like it and stop.    Angel Sammy and Mom started this blog in May of 2011 and after Angel Sammy left us, I took his place and we are still going strong.    That is a BIG THANKFUL.    

Angel Sammy STILL is involved in the blog though as you know – in several ways but the biggest of ways is his POETIC THURSDAY.    And I got his email last night so here’s what he has for all of us this week:


Happy Thanksgiving Friends!

I spent a lot of Thanksgivings with my Mom and Dad and know how much they enjoyed the big feast with family.    This year they will be alone – with Teddy – for the feasting.    Mom is doing the whole turkey and trimmings thing and they will have a fire in the fireplace and Teddy will sleep through the whole thing – just like I did when I lived there!     

We hope that you took a little time this past week to use the photo I gave you last Thursday as inspiration in order to write a poem to share with us.    I wrote mine and below is the photo we all used and my poem.   

“Visible In Space!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©November 25, 2020


Look at those lights – they’re all over the place!

No doubt this home is visible up in space…………

Every inch of property is covered in lights

Their electric bill must truly be a fright

But they don’t mind this is a holiday fun

It’s not just for THEM but for EVERYONE!

The most popular house for a Christmas tour

You can hardly ignore it – that’s for sure!

The joy of the season shines from every inch

And overseeing it all is “himself” – the Grinch!

One thing for sure is that the night of Santa’s flight

He’ll definitely find this house – as follows the light!


HAHA.   Well, I am sure these folks don’t care what the electric bill is – they have fun and that’s what’s important.    They have spirit.    I’m sure the whole neighborhood gets caught up in it too.   

Now – did you write a poem?  Let us know in comments won’t you?  We’d love to read it.    Don’t say “I can’t write poetry” because trust me – YOU CAN DO THIS!    Give it a try……then share it with us.

Want to see the photo for NEXT Thursday’s poetic get-together?     Here it is:

My Mom said she always wanted to go in the Fun House or Haunted House, etc. at a carnival but that her memory of what was INSIDE was not always FUN – sometimes it was VERY SCARY!   I think this might make for some fun poetry don’t you?

Well my friends, our time has come and gone.    I want to wish all of you a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING if you celebrate it – if you don’t – I’ll just THANK YOU for being our friend.    See you next week and please continue to STAY SAFE.

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love, Angel Sammy


Thank you Angel Sammy.    I sure am thankful that you are my Angel Brother.     You guide me every day.    I always think “what would Sammy do?” or “what would Sammy think?”…….that has helped me grow up to be a good cat (Mom says anyway!).

Hugs, Teddy


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    • We sure will……..we have much to be thankful for……..we’ve had a bumpy ride this past year – ALL of us have but we are still here and that is something to be super thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

      Hugs, Pam and Teddy

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving!
    That house will get a lot of drive past visitors for sure.. There was a man in the village who used to do the same every year. He had a donations box for the local hospice.
    I used to like the Haunted House as a child, but no way, absolutely no way could I go into that clown’s mouth!! Clowns give me the shivers. I can remember going to the circus when I was probably 5 years old and a clown came up to me. I went into an absolute panic and have never liked them since.


    • Lot of people really don’t like clowns….they can be scary for sure. I love this photo because it reminds me of times past and things like traveling carnivals. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND IVOR!!

      Love, Pam and Teddy


    • When I was growing up – wherever we were living at that time – there always seemed to be a “small town” carnival that came to town….rides, games, and always a “Fun House” or sometimes a “Haunted House”. I don’t see carnivals any more and certainly the Fun House is a thing of the past I should imagine…….but to a kid – it was just one of those things you’d “double dog dare” each other to do. I can remember funny mirrors that made you look weird, bridges to walk across that would wiggle and shake, things popping out of the walls to give you a fright…..they were all different but all fun. The Haunted House was something I would always AVOID until I got to be older – by then what could have been SCARY when I was little was just FUN as an older kid.



  2. Good Morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s Thanksgiving and we are giving thanks, too! I think that house is definitely visible in Space. Enjoy your turkey dinner and ALL the sides. AND enjoy your Thanksgiving Day fire in the fireplace! Sounds cozy to me! Happy Thanksgiving from us to yous!


    • We have a whole lot to be thankful for………..and our hope is that all of us STAY healthy and happy and patient – the end of this terrible period in our lives will come. Sending you big Thanksgiving Hugs!

      Love, Pam and T eddy too


  3. Boy talk about lighting up your life! And hours and so many others thank you so much and have a great turkey day or whatever it is you’re having with lots of love from Loulou and family. I sleep through major events, too, haha.😺


    • We’re having turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, green bean casserole, cranberry/orange sauce, rolls, and apple pie! Well – let me clarify – that’s what Mom and Dad are having……I’m having NAPS. HAHAHAHA

      Love, Teddy


  4. I am Thankful for you and your mom who help to brighten the days of so many people and to Angel Sammy who writes poems so we’ll. I’m sorry I haven’t visited lately but as you can imagine I have been crazy busy.


  5. Great poem! Thanks to your mom for finding such wonderful inspiration for us. I am thankful for your friendship. Hope you and your folks have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Extra squeezies for Teddy. XO


    • HAHA……I hope I’m not the only one who remembers the Fun House……I think most of these little carnivals are “things of the past” but some people must remember those places like I do! HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU and we loved your poem as well – I’m not surprised you thought of space since you see all the launches!!!

      Hugs, Pam and Teddy too


  6. We sure enjoyed the Angel Sammy poem! Teddy, we are thankful you are taking sure good care of your Mom and Dad. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us and thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


    • Thanks for saying that about doing a good job…..we are trying…..but Mom is thinking it’s time to cut back a bit here and at Scouts. Blogging is wonderful but for my Mom there’s so much more to life than sitting at a computer all day! LOL

      Hugs, Angel Sammy


    • What a wonderful poem you wrote for that photo – it really does look like a “DO NOT EAT ME” gingerbread house. I bet nobody in this town wherever it is has done a BIGGER job of decorating than these people! Hope you had a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

      Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam


  7. Hi Angel Sammy and Teddy! We LOVED your poem! Wes has missed visiting all our furrends! Now that Mom is retired, we are hoping to be blogging more and more often now that Mom has retired! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from us and ours!Here’s hoping that whatever you do today brings you delight from morning until night. May the holiday bring you nothing but wonderful things in abundance.
    Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Angel Nellie (and Barb)


    • Oh friends how WONDERFUL to hear from you!!!! How nice that Mom has retired – now you will get warm laps all day long and purrrrrhaps even more treats. We are happy for her – she has worked so hard for so long and deserves a happy retirement. We had a yummy Thanksgiving – now on to Christmas and Santa Paws. Hope to see more blogs from you – we have missed you a TON!

      Love, Teddy and Mom Pam


    • I remember some years ago someone posted a photo of what the USA looks like from space at Christmas and at night – it was lit up like crazy! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!!

      Hugs, Pam and Teddy


  8. A wee bit late…but anyways: Happy Thanksgiving! We here sure hope you had a memorable celebration, despite the different year we are having.

    Loved your brightly lit poetry! It was shining through the gloom of the foggy morning we had…at least the clouds were less thick today.


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