November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving and Stuff

 Marigold (3) drew a picture of herself, comeplete with belly button and stomach. I learned long ago not to question the reasoning of a 3 year old!
 You see, I had bought these frames to put pictures of our children in and no matter how I try, I cannot get decent pictures. I guess they had been up there long enough with "friends from target" sideways long enough so there was much drawing of caricatures portraits.
 When a cat gets in the van for a couple days there is much need of a good scrubbing.  It takes all sorts of concoctions to clean up after cats.  Ewww.
 At the bakery they are now offering filled bismarks!

During the month of November we remember in a special way the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
And making a gathering, he sent twelve thousand drachms of silver to Jerusalem for sacrifice to be offered for the sins of the dead, thinking well and religiously concerning the resurrection, (For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should rise again, it would have seemed superfluous and vain to pray for the dead,) And because he considered that they who had fallen asleep with godliness, had great grace laid up for them. It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins.2 Maccabees 12:43-46
 A friend of mine's mother, Gloria, was very devoted to the Holy Souls in Purgator passed away... of course... in November.  The Requiem Low Mass was absolutely beautiful.  It was awe-inspiring to listen (and read in English) the beautiful Latin prayers. Over and over constant prayers for the dead woven throughout the Mass. What a beautiful source of Grace of the soul of the deceased!
 Eternal Rest grant unto her, O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon her, may she rest in Peace.
 Black vestments and candlesticks with pure beeswax.
 Final prayers and incensing of the body.

 Truly a beautiful Mass, may she rest in Peace!

 Kili answering the... lemon press.
 The 3 stooges sang (or not) in the prelude for the teacher at our homeschooling group.
 It was a beautiful Traditional Latin Mass.  With beautiful and modest attire for bride and bridesmaids! What a beautiful witness of virtue!

 I was in a quandary on whether to place the bird upside down but I just couldn't do it, there is nothing tastier than a lovely browned-breasted bird. So I opted for breast-up.  Our secret to the tender juicy bird was to soak it overnight in salt-water brine. Absolutely delicious!
 Thanksgiving week means hunting.
 We started our day with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and then ended up with 2 deer! Deo Gratias!

 Our turkey turned out absolutely delicious!
 Hanging the deer (I know how do we go from bird to hunting... it happens... it's thanksgiving.... that's how it goes.

 We had a lovely array of foods and every last one was tasty and delicious!

 Carving the bird is one of my favorite memories of my father-in-law.  May he rest in Peace.

I love chocolate.
Someone was sleepy when he can fall asleep kneeling against the wood pellets (which were in the middle of the floor.... why?). But I guess Kili in the movie was giving a pillow of walnuts. (?!)

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