Veterans Day ~ Armistice Day ~ Remembrance Day

Thank you for your service and to those who made the supreme sacrifice, thank you as well. History tells us at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918 hostilities on the Western Front ceased and World War I came to an end–Armistice Day and Remembrance Day. In 1954 the United States changed the commemoration to Veterans Day to honor all veterans of all wars. Today, in this country we recognize the service of our veterans. Again, thank you for that service! Honor to those who celebrate today as Remembrance Day.

Xtreme Dream ~ It is done! Diana Nyad realizes her 35-year dream of swimming from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida

CONGRATULATIONS Diana!

Glad you were determined to do this. Now it is in the bank. You are awesome, an inspiration to so many. Happy for you that this is off your bucket list. Think of all the inspirational opportunities you gain from this accomplishment . You and your team are simply fantastic.

The best for one of your fans [who happens to be a cyclist].

jim artis

In America, we call it Thanksgiving—that is the USA & Canada

Happy Thanksgiving to all. This is certainly a day [as all are] to be thankful for the many blessings that we have received. The basis of this observance is that it is the time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. The link I have given takes you to the Wilkipedia for some historical perspective. It seems the celebration dates back to the early 1600 and even 1578 in Canada.

Thanksgiving is family time for lots of Americans. The day is one of travel—the most heavily traveled in America. Got to get home to experience mom’s cookin’ For to many of us, it is a day of over indulgence. Hey, I can ride or walk it off. At least that is what we say. Then, there are the following holiday celebrations that seem to have food as a major component. Tradition has most eating turkey, or maybe ham, or other meat [forgive me vegans]. I ‘ve cooked a few turkeys in my day, many hams, and briskets when I lived in Texas. Today, I’m cooking a prime rib or crown roast. Thought I’d share a few pictures with you. It is small—just for two. It is now in the oven. But first, a few before pictures.

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Stay tuned for other pictures from the Artis household. Thanks and happy holidays to all.