Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Thyme for Thanks.....

BY
Norman Rockwell

In 1942, Rockwell painted one of  his most overtly political and important pieces. In response to a speech given by President Franklin Roosevelt, Rockwell made a series of paintings that dealt with the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear. Throughout the mid-1940s these paintings traveled around the country being shown in conjunction with the sale of bonds. Viewed by more than a million people, their popularity was considered an important part of the war effort at homeThe Four Freedoms paintings were inspired by a speech given before the United States Congress on January 6, 1941 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt enumerated four basic freedoms to which every person was entitled.

The images and articles were presented in The Saturday Evening Post in the same order as President Roosevelt presented them in his speech.

As we gather with family and friends today on  Thanksgiving
let us not forget that it's not just about the
preparations
turkey, stuffing, desserts  ETC.
or
the decorations


may we never forget
THE 4 BASIC FREEDOMS WE AS AMERICANS
ENJOY
EACH AND EVERY DAY
May we remember the brave men and woman
who defend our right to freedom
so that we can live in
PEACE


May we remember their
SACRIFICE


 the sacrifice of their families
left at home
may we


While this has been a difficult year for me
I am truly THANKFUL
for
my family
my long time friends
 all  the friends I have made in
blogland
I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving
with
the ones you
LOVE

If the only prayer you said
in you whole life
was
THANK YOU
that would suffice
~ Meister Eckhart
Hugs
Lynn

9 comments:

  1. Lynn,
    Blessings to you and your family today.

    Debbie

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  2. Such a thoughtful post for a great holiday. We do have so much to be thankful for at this time. Blessings to all.

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  3. You have said everything so well! You have a wonderful day!!

    Brenda

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  4. Hi sweetie...
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    May you day be filled with many blessings for you and your family.

    Country hugs...Sherry

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  5. Lynn Happy Thanksgiving I love your signs, I am using the scarecrow candle holders for dinner at my moms I will always remember you and your generousity during the holidays.

    God bless


    Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season


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  6. Beautiful post! Hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Thanksgiving! ~~Annie

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from Canada where we celebrate Thanksgiving in early October.

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  8. May your family and friends be filled with happiness on this Thanksgiving Day!

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  9. Lynn, what a wonderful post. You don't have to look very far to see how lucky we are this holiday season. Thanks for the moral support with my dad, just so glad we got to spend time together. Have a great weekend and wish you could be at our Dickens Festival! Dawn

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Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

"Life is a great BIG canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it!"
~ Danny Kaye