Okay I decided to make a thanksgiving Page this year.
I have a lot to be thankful for.
but first to my decorations "S" if you
will follow me this way I shall show you the table.
Thanks giving was never a big holiday of me until this year My family
is spread all over
the country and we never get together for it but this year is so different
for me I have so much to be thank full for.
I have added a little bit of Pagan information I had enjoy and learn
Really I am very thankful this year.
I'm thank full for my 3 wonderful boys
who bring me lots of joy and sunshine and who
never let me get sad. I'm thankful for my husband who was to scared of
me to die on
August 8 of this year. My husband was in a bad accident this year and
his heart restarted 5 times. He spent a week in ICU and 3 days in
Trauma unit before coming
home. He made a miraculous recovery considering the doctors told me
6 months before
he got out and who knew how long before he was able to go back to work
if ever. My
husband is and always has been a fighter in life and now in Death. My
Zachary say his fathers accident and saved his life.
Thank you Zachary.
My other 2 Meethos and Lestat saw it to but were to scared to say anything
Zachary watched his fathers truck roll and drag his father over 50 feet.
He screamed and got everyone's attention. Let me explain this.
My husband Jon
was outside working under his truck but he didn't place any blocks
under the wheels
and it was on a an incline ( stupid move always block the wheels before
on a vehicle ) well any way he did something and the truck started to
with him under it he reached up to grab something to keep from getting
with the wheels and his sleeve of his work overalls got caught and
sucked up into
the motor of the truck from underneath. He was trapped and the truck
the drive way it took out one fence post before stopping ( we live
on a farm.) I guess it
had swerved from what Jon can tel me about what he can remember. We were
on putting a new deck on my fathers house ( we live with whim)
. I was inside making
something to eat and was going to bring the kids in but decided to wait
minutes( thank goddess I did) my father and an uncle were tearing the
siding of the
house since we had taken the old porch off so we could reside it. My
father had his
tractor running at the time. All three boys were sitting in the front
yard watching my
father and theirs. Lestat was on Zachary's lap and Meethos was next to
him. They heard
Jon cussing and looked up in time to see the truck go flying by.
screaming at the top of his lungs and tried to push Lestat off his lap
to run to his
father. Mean while I hear the screaming and run out of the house as my
goes over to shut Zachary up and see why he is screaming. He spots what
and runs to my husband as the truck stops. He realized my husband is
underneath t and he can't get under the truck so he runs back to the
house to get his
tractor and drives it up the yard ( it was in a field but throw
the yard was much faster)
my dad wraps a chain around the bucket of his tractor and lifts the
front end of the
truck up off my husband only to realize there is something
wrapped around his neck.
My uncle hands my father a pocket knife and the cut the thing around my
neck off but my husband is still caught up in the motor. My father cuts
my husband arm
free but he's barley breathing. Meanwhile I had called 911 but my kids
were still outside.
I needed to to go see if my my husband is breathing Zachary comes in
and take the phone
and tells the operator what happened. My aunt was staying with us at the
hears the screams so she comes out the up stairs on to her deck and
sees the tractor so
she runs down and gets the babies for Meethos ambulance take what seems
ever to get ot my house. They finally ge there as I'm freaking out
and says my
husband has to be life flight to the hospital but hey don't know which
this point. They get him out from under the truck and on a back board
but won't let me
see him or go with them. We were lucky the life flight pick up point
is only a mile from
our house. They take him to it but on the way his heart stops and they
get it going
again but while waiting for life flight they have to start it one more
time . Life flight
gets there they get ready to load him and his heart stops a third time.
way to the hospital it stopped a fourth time and as soon as he arrives
a fifth time. We live about an hour and half drive away from the
went to. I had called his family to let them know they all made it there
did except his mom and baby brother
I had to get them their car broke down. the whole time
"I'm saying if you die Jon I will bring you back to life just to kill
You Know I can. I will find a spell to do it" .
Like I expect him to hear me. I left my kids with my aunt because
I knew I was in for a long wait
at the hospital. After 12 hours I'm sent home but they don't know
still if my husband is going to live
or die. While I was on my way home they called to say he was going
gin for emergency spleen surgery.
I got the message and his aunt, uncle and sister went back in to
wait for me I wanted to go but
knew my kids needed me. That week he was in ICU was the hardest
for me I was there 11 hours
a day for every visiting time but for 2 days he was on a ventilator
and for 6 he was so doped up he
didn't know I was there. When he finally woke up I was the one person
he asked for. He thought I
had been there day and night and told me he was mad at me for it the
kids needed Me. The
kids got to see him twice before he came home and it was hard for them.
He's back to work now
and has a few problems from the accident but he's my stubborn man"S"
I was so scared I would
lose him. we have been together 10 years when this happened married
for 7 and a half our
oldest Zachary turned 9 4 days before was scared my youngest Lestat
world grow up never
knowing his dad at all he's only 2 now. My middle son Meethos bonded with
his father and
I was scared that he would lose his favorite parent forever. The
kids are standoffish about
their dad understandably but I thank the Goddess each and every day
for Jon he's my soul mate
and if I lost him I don't know how I would go on I grew up and changes
for the better
because of him He has supported me in everything I do and believe 120%.
I'm thank full for my babies because I was never suppose to be able to
have any at all.
My youngest has seizure problems and has since he was 10 months old
but I wouldn't
trade a day in the hospital with him for anything in the world if it
meant I couldn't have my
baby. I'm thank full for my Uncle Art who held me while I cried
over my husband during the
paramedics working on him. I'm thankful for my father who saved my husbands
life and took
care of my kids while I was in the hospital with Jon .I'm thankful for
my Aunt Diana who took
my kids while I broke down several times and took my kids to see their
dad in the hospital.
I'm thank full for my Aunt Joanne who tried in her own way to be there
for me during my
time of need. I'm thankful for my mother who even though we don't get
along all the time came
out from PA to Oregon to be with me while my husband first came home
from the hospital and
took him back in 3 days after he was released because he couldn't breath
and just sat in the
lobby while We found out what was going on even though she almost got
arrested for being a
vagrant. ( that's a funny story. Have to tell it some time.)
I'm thankful for all my team leaders who placed me on extender LOA while
all this was going on when I said I wanted to drop out and stood by me
came back and allowed me to be where I was before. And I'm thank full
for all of you
who have made my time in compations fun and made me laugh and cry at
the same time.
I am thank full we live in a country that I can be a Pagan in the open
and not have to
hide if because I fear for my life. and I'm thankful that I can just
the weird kitchen witch with a refreshing lime twist. "G""
Thanks mom if you ever do read this.
And I'm thank full for all the wonderful friends on and off
the internet who were there for me
even if it was just with cards and such it helped a lot. this year
has been a stress full one but
thank goddess I made it through it an can look forward to christmas.
just fathered but major
things I ma thank full for. Imagine me a 28 year old widow with
three boys no thank you.
Okay a little Pagan info on Thanksgiving day traditions hope it helps
those seeking information .
I don't remember where I received this information from been member of
different pagan newsgroups for 7
years now and just found this on disk while trying to weed out my Personal
BOS. But here goes.
Abundant was the Roman goddess of abundance, prosperity and good fortune.
The cornucopia ("horn of plenty") was used by Abundant to distributes
grain and money.
After the Roman occupation of France, Abundant remained in French folklore
as Lady Hobunde.
The Cornucopia symbolizes abundance, usually seen as a curved goat's
horn, filled to overflowing with fruit and grain
but which could be filled with whatever the owner wished. The Cornucopia
has always been associated with ThanksGiving
and has been a symbol long before ThanksGiving as we know it today. Man
has always been thankful for
the abundance provided by nature or God. The Cornucopia or horn of plenty
originally came from ancient
Greeks mythology and carried on until today with a similar meaning.
The oldest account of the origin of the Cornucopia.
Zeus (Jupiter) was committed by his mother Rhea to the care of the
daughters of Melisseus, a Cretan king.
They fed the infant deity with the milk of the goat. Jupiter broke off
one of the horns of the goat and gave it to his nurses,
and endowed it with the wonderful power of becoming filled with whatever
the possessor might wish. The horn
of plenty was regarded as the symbol of inexhaustible riches and plenty
and became the attribute of several immortals
and of rivers as fertilizers of the land. An other story is about
the fifth labor of Hercules. In which Augean Stables- cleaned in
1 day by diverting a river. Hercules fought the river-god Achelous, while
they were delayed on their journey by
the overflow of his waters. Hercules fought the river-god Achelous who
could take the form of either a snake or bull.
Achelous failed to defeat Hercules as a snake ad took the form of a bull.
Hercules ripped his horn off and diverted the river.
This land was very fertile, and this is meant by the horn of plenty.
Than the Naiads took the horn, consecrated it, and filled it
with fragrant flowers. (in the Roman version it was the goddess, Abundantia)
adopted the horn and made it her own, and called it "Cornucopia".
Autumn Leaf Spell for the Fall Equinox In the fall, write a secret wish
upon a fallen leaf.
Choose a leaf with red colors for a wish pertaining to matters of love,
sex, passion, or health;
a gold coloredone for wishes involving money; a brown one for protection;
a purple one
for healing; an orange one for energy; a yellow one for confidence,
attraction, or persuasion;
a green one for fertility, success, or good luck. Fold the leaf in half
(or roll it up) and seal it with
a kiss. Using the flame of a white candle, set the leaf on fire. As
it burns, visualize your wish coming
true for you. by Gerina Dunwich Llewellyn's Spell-a-Day 09/22/01
Autumn Meditation For this meditation, which takes advantage of autumn's
energy to help you contemplate life and afterlife, you need an image
of the goddess White Tara,
plus a suitable incense like nag champa or patchouli. Begin with this
invocation: "Tara, star
goddess, eternally burning one-fuel our hunger for knowledge, prepare
us for release from the merely
physical, and ferry us across from the world of delusion to the world
of truth. White Tara, bright Tara, we
beseech you: Open your three eyes to the deeds of our lives and teach
us to see beyond death to freedom."
Spend at least ten minutes meditating on the meaning of life and the
infinite possibilities of the afterlife.
You may find it helpful to gaze at the goddess image or the smoke, or
you may prefer to close your eyes.
Afterwards, thank White Tara for her help and let the incense burn out.
by Elizabeth Barrette LLewellyn's Spell-a-Day 9/15/01
These are my thanksgiving plate I will be using for
my family "S""
This is my candle for my table this year
These kinda decried my family
I received this Cairn for my sister who passed years ago she raised
me And I miss her very much
I received these ase gifts from a VE Friend aren't they to cute?
I adopted this one form Wizards
This is a song I got years ago from Huggies
when my middle son was just a baby it's a traditional Thanksgiving song
Over the River through the Wood
Over the river and through the wood
To Grandmothers house we go.
The Horse knows the way, to carry the sleigh
Through the white and drifted snow
Over the hills and through the wood
To have a first rate play.
Hear the bells ring, ting-a-ling-ling!
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!
Over the river and through the wood
Trot fast, my dapple gray!
Spring over the ground like a hunting hound,
For this is Thanksgiving day.
Over the hills and through the wood,
and straight through the barnyard gate.
We seem to go extremely slow---
It is so hard to wait!
Over the river and through the wood
Now Grandmothers cap I spy!
Hurrah for fun! Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin Pie!
Nov 18- Nov 29