Hopalong Hollow....

Hopalong Hollow, where the Blueberries grow sweet, and the moss feels soft beneath your feet.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving....An American Holiday... A universal thought..

 Lest we forget the humble beginnings of our forebears, and the incredible  hardships they endured during the early days of our Country's founding, let's take a moment to remember  and be thankful for this America the Beautiful.

 Hope you all enjoy  an excellent Holiday. James and I will be off to a 3 day show and spend our Holiday in a Hotel...BOOOO! I can't remember the last time I had a family meal on Thanksgiving.  It is not too late too sign in for the free book drawing in the post below. I won't choose names till Dec 18th. Surely you would like to win a first edition copy of this book?  C'mon Ladies, throw you hat in the ring, it's fun!

31 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I don't think I have thrown my hat in. Well, here it is. I want to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving, Jeri. Ours is behind us now and we are in full Christmas mode. We got our first snow that actually stayed this weekend and it is very cold. That should get the pokey ones into the spirit. Hugs, Deb

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  2. I won't be cooking for the first time in many, many years. I am having knee surgery wednesday and a sweet neighbor invited us to eat. Will have to get ready for Christmas after that my daughter and her family will be here December 20. YAY! Have a good holiday and take care, friend!

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    1. And my 87 year old mother will be here on December 19th! Well wishes on your knee surgery.

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  3. Precious friend, I am so very late.....school things and stuff like that there!

    PUT MY NAME IN THE BASKET for your win! Oh Jeri, I wish you a magnificent Thanksgiving! Now off to school...Anita

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  4. Hello dear-have a wonderful Thanksgiving-stay safe too, in all your travels...just to answer your question about what video editing program I use-it's Windows Movie Maker-it came free with my new computer, and works so much better than the one I bought. :( I'd love to know if your music is free to use on videos-I love it.
    Take care, God bless and keep you. Return home safe.
    Love, Debra

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    1. Debra, Some of my music comes from my movie maker, or you tube editor. But most of the music I use is purchased off of Amazon as an mp3, If I want to use it in a video, I give credit to the artist. Usually their name and a link will appear beneath the video,,, at least it is supposed to.

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  5. I was feeling kinda greedy after my last win and hadn't entered to win the book but you talked me into asking you to add my name. I'd love to win.
    Hope where you are staying has a great Happy Thanksgiving spread and that you have a good one. Oma Linda

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    1. I won 3 times on a fellow bloggers contest. She couldn't believe my luck and neither could I!

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  6. Please put my hat in the ring... I just can't wait to get my hands on this book...
    Wishing you a great show and safe travels.. So sorry you are going to miss a home cooked meal, Jeri... I will keep you in my thoughts..
    fondly,
    Penny

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  7. Jeri - I am sad you will not be having Thanksgiving at home. Hope it still wonderful. Have a great day.

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  8. thanksgiving seems to be the holiday that people are forgetting...thanks for the reminder AND for the chance at your fabulous give away!! hope you can feel at home in the hotel...at least you will be with your hubby. good luck with the show. happy thanksgiving.
    erin
    xxoo

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  9. I love your art and love an opportunity to throw my hat into the ring. Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Remeber that every day is a day for thanks, :)

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  10. My grandsons would live your stories!
    Gena Watters

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  11. Oh, Jeri, if I were close enough I would come and bring you a lovely turkey meal… or better yet, fetch you to my own table!!! I think you already know I want to purchase a book but if you don't, please make sure I am on your list. I must own one!!!

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  12. I would love one of your books, the illustrations are incredible! Because of you I am trying to get my friend to put bonnets on her chickens but she hasnt so far! I will keep trying!

    thanks,
    mary
    m_calton@yahoo.com

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    1. It's not easy to keep a bonnet on a chicken, unless they are sitting on eggs!

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  13. Would love to win a copy of your book for my class room.!
    I teach High School Art and have a unit on Illustrating Children's books. Would love to add your work to my collection. The students would love it!
    Sincerely, Karen

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  14. Ack, in a hotel? I hope you have a wonderful holiday anyway! (Who takes care of your menagerie while you are gone?)

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    1. Kyra, We have a young neighbor that comes once a day while we are gone. Other than that, The Great pyrs are in charge of keeping everyone safe.














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  15. hello Jeri,
    i wish you a lovely time, hotel and all. A successful show too!
    yes i would love to win a copy of your book! we all would ;-)

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  16. Wishing you and your DH a wonderful Thanksgiving and many blessings in the year to come. Can't tell you how much I enjoy all your works and would be honored to win your book.
    Much Light,
    Sharon

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  17. Dearest Jeri...Yasmine here from Eureka Springs, Arkansas...PLEASE, PLEASE throw my name in the Hat for your lovely book...Shari and I are so excited about having it in the BACK PORCH for next season...Much success at the upcoming year of "Shows" hopefully Dave and I will see you at one or two..

    Congratulations my dear...Yas ;o)

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    1. yASMINE, Missed you at the Country Living Fair! Did you and the gals make that trip to England?

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  18. Hello, Jeri, yes I'd love to have my name in the hat too. Also, I'd love to know more about keeping farm animals as pets. How much time overall does it take every day to take care of your animal friends. Do ducks and geese make good pets?

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    1. Stephie, Well it depends on the pet. Most farm animals are pretty self sufficient if they have a meadow, access to water and a nice structure for escaping bad weather ( and for safety) . I give all my animals treats in the morning and fill the grain bins once a day. They don't require tons of affection and attention because they have so many barn mates to keep them occupied. The donkeys like a good petting and one goat does too. The others don't even want to be touched.Geese are marvelous noble guardians and can be friendly IF you get them as goslings and handle them, same with ducks. But always have two, they need a friend besides you. Ducks are the happiest and funniest of characters and I could sing their praises all day long. But they must have a source of water, such as a creek or pond, no matter how small. A duck without water is miserable, it is the joy of their life to splash and play in the wet.Ducks are adorable and stay busy constantly, The females lay wonderful huge eggs as well. I advise you to get a pair of ducklings and hand raise them. You will love them!

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  19. I hope your Thanksgiving was lovely, nonetheless! Wishing you many sweet blessings, dear Jeri! I hope the show was a big success....how can one look at your books and not want them all???! :)))
    xoxoxo

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  20. You amaze me. I keep thinking that there must be SOMETHING you DON'T do, but there isn't. Thanks for being you dear Jeri.

    Love,

    S

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  21. Congratulations for all of your hard work!

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  22. Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your weblog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing on your feed and I am hoping you write again very soon!

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