Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016 ! First, if you find yourself away from home today – wishing you safe travels!

Today I’m including The Thanksgiving Day Parade: A Celebration with Stamps and sharing two items from last year’s blog post on Thanksgiving Day!   Thankfully, I’m not under the weather this year.  The image above is the Turkey Balloon, part of the Thanksgiving Day Parade stamps issued in September 2009.

Thanksgiving Day Parade Stamps

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

From Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum

“…To commemorate this memorable parade, the United States Postal Service (USPS) on September 9, 2009 issued a horizontal strip of four se-tenant stamps (a philatelic term describing an attached pair, strip or block of stamps that differ in design, color or denomination) reminiscent of a typical Thanksgiving Day Parade. Because of USPS policy restricting the promotion of commercial businesses when stamps are issued, these stamps did not identify Macy’s as a corporate sponsor of the parade nor acknowledge the commercial origins of the parade, Also the very term — Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ® — is a registered trademark owned by Macy’s. Ironically, Macy’s actually proposed and campaigned for the stamp and provided posters and other developmental artwork to consider during the stamp’s design phase. Macy’s even took the highly unusual step of paying for a full page ad in the New York Times announcing the stamps’ issuance, and hosting the first day of issue ceremony at its Herald Square store.”

And from my 2015 Thanksgiving Day blog post last year here’s Linus’ Prayer, & Steve Martin

Included in my 2015 Thanksgiving Day blog post last year:
“This remains a favorite – this YouTube of Linus’ Thanksgiving prayer from the 1973  animated TV special ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving‘”.

“And I love this ending scene from the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles where all Steve Martin wanted to do was to get home for Thanksgiving and in the process of a three-day misadventure with John Candy – trying to help get him home – our hero realizes how much he has to be grateful for in his life.   From the 1987 movie, this YouTube of ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ final scene:

On this Thanksgiving Day 2016, I’m grateful for many blessings.  Wishing you a joyous Thanksgiving today!

Anchors Aweigh,  


Happy Thanksgiving 2016 Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today

AnchoredScraps.com blog post: Happy Thanksgiving 2015 written by Helen Rittersporn

Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum Blog: The Thanksgiving Day Parade: A Celebration with Stamps.  By: Calvin Mitchell, Assistant Curator of Philately.  Posted by on 11/23/2015 at 01:43 PM

Image above USPSStamps #4420 – 2009 44c Thanksgiving Parade Turkey Ball MysticStamp

US Postal Service Postal News: The Traditional Day of Togetherness Honored on U.S. Postage Stamp, Thanksgiving Day Parades Featured.  September 09, 2009. Release No.  09-075

YouTube: Linus’ Thanksgiving prayer posted by udontknowhatluvis

Wikipedia:  A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

YouTube: Planes, Trains and Automobiles Ending posted by TheWireForYou’s channel

Wikipedia:  Planes, Trains and Automobiles



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