Thanksgiving Day in 1950’s style

Thanksgiving at home hasn't changed much...

Thanksgiving at home hasn’t changed much…

TO ALL MY FRIENDS, READERS AND CASUAL VISITORS –  

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!

the turkey gets cooked...

the turkey gets cooked…

and we look forward to dessert!

and we look forward to dessert!

Thanksgiving by Rockwell

Thanksgiving by Rockwell

USS Vulcan at sea

USS Vulcan at se

Hockey game - 3rd Princess Patricia's Battalion won 4-2 vs 1st Batt/Royal 22nd Reg.  The matches took place "in the sound of heavy guns of the nearby US Army  artillery"___Vince Courtnay

Hockey game – 3rd Princess Patricia’s Battalion won 4-2 vs 1st Batt/Royal 22nd Reg. The matches took place “in the sound of heavy guns of the nearby US Army artillery”___Vince Courtnay

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anyone with a free minute enjoyed this action

In the field… frien

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For Some a Grand Hanukkah 

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FOR EVERYONE OUT THERE — HAVE A GREAT DAY!

and everyone gets stuffed...

and everyone gets stuffed…

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Two items for our veterans…

two stories for our veterans and volunteers

two stories for our veterans and volunteers

Please click on to read.

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Farewell Salutes – 

Purple Heart

Purple Heart

Alfred Bosland – Woodhaven, NY & Delray Bch., FL; US Navy, WWII, Purple Heart, PTO

Wayne Boswell – Okeechobee, FL; US Army, Vietnam

David Jeremiah – Ft. Myer, VA; US Navy, Admiral (Ret.), VChairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, CO Pacific Fleet, Cruiser Destroyer Group 8, Destroyer Squadron 24 & CO USS Preble (DDG-46)

Charles Norton, Jr.; Quincy, MA; US Army, MSgt., Korea

Lenard Kramer – Los Angeles, CA; US Army Air Corps, WWII, B-17 navigator

Kathryn Kurka – Custer, SD & Los Angeles, CA – US Army nurse, WWII, India & Burma, 73rd Evacuation Hospital

Martin Reinis – Santa Monica, CA; US Army Air Corps, WWII, B-17 pilot

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Personal note – 

I apologize for the disorganization in this post – the format would not cooperate today – perhaps it is on holiday as well.  Thank you for coming by.

For another great site – before you make your first toast of the day – http://dshenai.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/interesting-insightful-toasts-for-thanksgiving/

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on November 28, 2013, in Korean War, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 94 Comments.

  1. Happy thanksgiving to you !!!!

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  2. From what I have heard from other bloggers WP is messing with the site again. You did well, included everyone including the cat lovers! Love the retro stuff. Hope you had a great holiday!

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  3. Great 50s pics mate, hope your thanksgiving day was to your expectations.
    Cheers
    Ian

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  4. Thanks to Everett Smith for his service and thanks to you for faithfully making this high quality blog available to the world. Remembering is not something everyone does well; we are too fast paced to know what good qualities were earned before us.

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  5. I love the pictures of the hockey game. Reminds me a little of the stories of soccer games during the 1914 Christmas Truce.

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  6. I remember most of those pictures from the 1950s, Jim

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  7. I love the old advertisements and photographs! Thank you for posting.

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  8. I am so late reading your post I will have to say Belated Happy Thanksgiving. Great items about the young veterans.

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  9. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    I remember those things well

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  10. I always like to watch your collection of pictures, it`s like looking back in a time when I was a little child. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a happy weekend
    Klausbernd

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  11. A little late but I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I just love these old ads and photos! And what wonderful stories about those two young veterans. Thanks, GP, and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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  12. Awww. Happy (belated, darn it!) Thanksgiving, to you my dear historian friend! I am thankful for your friendship and the great blog you produce which is history as history should have been printed for us when we were all in school. No wonder Rush Limbaugh has taken to calling school “screw-el”, for heaven’s sakes! We must have the truth if it is to be something we learn our mistakes from…for this honesty I salute you sir! Thank you.
    I hope you had a fine holiday with those things and people that matter most.

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  13. What you called disorganization, turned out to be a very nice recollection of Thanksgivings gone by. Thanks for all you do to keep memories alive.

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    • Thank you, Bev. I re-did the post 3 times and the pictures and words would not coordinate in the preview the way they looked on my dashboard – it drove me crazy. I’m just glad you enjoyed it.

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  14. I shared those pictures at dinner (which meant we didn’t have time for our Healthcare Discussion. Darn). What fun.

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  15. Sorry I’ve been gone. Just catching up on my favorite blogs, and you present this beautiful and nostalgic holiday piece. The format looks WONDERFUL on my mobile device as I sit at my dad’s hospital bedside. So glad I didn’t miss your Thanksgiving post!

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  16. It’s fun to see how Thanksgiving was portrayed in the media in the 50s. Thanks for sharing. I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  17. Love the old holiday photos!

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  18. Happy Thanksgiving! Now we have an American son-in-law we are learning this new date in our calendar. Love the hockey game picture and the cat!

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    • I think it’s good to have a Thanksgiving Day – no matter what country or religion – we ALL have at least one thing to be grateful for – so say with family. (I know the cat isn’t from the ’50’s era, but I couldn’t resist a little humor.)

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  19. Thanks for displaying the Thanksgiving of MY era.

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  20. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  21. Your pictures brought back some font memories… for me it was the annual rivalry between two high schools and football… but the excitement was still there.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  22. Rockwell — one of my all-time heroes, one of the Greats~!

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  23. Lovely post, enjoyed it!

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  24. And a very happy Thanksgiving to you – love all those wonderful images!

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  25. Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and all my friends in the USofA. Enjoy your special day!!! 🙂

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  26. Reblogged this on More Aah than F*** and commented:
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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  27. Wow! This is absolutely fabulous feast on Thanksgiving. It surely takes us back in time. Thanks for the great experience, gpcox.

    Also thanks for the pingback and referencing to my post on toasts for Thanksgiving.

    Cheers!

    -Deo

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  28. HAPPY THANKSGIVING , back atcha !

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  29. Reminds of Norman Rockwell paintings. Happy T Day.

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  30. Happy US Thanksgiving! We in Canada celebrated ours about 6 weeks ago. Hope yours is peaceful and resembles some of those great old depictions you posted….except the hockey game in a war zone.

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  31. Real blasts from the past, there. Lots of spectators – TV at dinner, hockey, and husband and son at turkey-cooking.

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  32. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  33. Happy Thanksgiving…and oddly…stay warm! We are such weather wimps…aren’t we? 🙂

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  34. I liked the post. In the UK we don’t really understand this Thanksgiving Day stuff of course!

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  35. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family GP! I hope your day is filled with blessings.

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  36. Happy Thanksgiving to you also!

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  37. Happy Thanksgiving Day all the way from “Down Under” – I wish we had such a holiday in Australia and everywhere for to dedicate a day to giving thanks is just so right for everyone!

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  38. What a wonderful post! Your photos put a big bright smile on my face. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving and a lovely holiday to you and yours.
    Greetings from the Rhine Valley
    Dina

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