“Thanksgiving” an American Tradition

imageMost families in America will be soon celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. When I think of Thanksgiving, I think a lot about food (lol), football, hickory nut shells scattered on my deck , the annual Macy’s Day Parade, the National Dog Show in Philly, and giving thanks to my dogs and family.
Turkey has always been a traditional food for my family; however, there was a time, when I was young, that we also added Pheasant to the Thanksgiving dinner table. Years ago, it was a tradition for the men of my family to hunt on Thanksgiving. I remember as a child we would travel to Kentucky to spend two or three days with our kinfolk. My Dad was not an avid hunter by nature, but I do remember him wrapping himself up in stiff khaki colored outdoor wear and I remember that his coat showed a hint of fluorescent orange around its pockets and collar. I remember his hunting boots, his long nosed shotgun, and his bright orange hat. My Dad and Grandfather would head out the door early in the morning, the day before Thanksgiving, and return that afternoon with a fowl or two for our annual family Thanksgiving feast. On occasion, my Father and Grandfather would take along Movin’ Jane or John to help flush out the birds. Movin’ Jane was a retriever; not sure about  John and his ancestry.  John was a mutt but played along as if he was a purebred birddog.
Thanksgiving is also a time to sit back with the pooches to watch NBC’s televised National Dog Show, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia. One of my favorite shows for me to watch and participate in as a vendor. The show is held in The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oakes, PA every November. Top dogs from all over the United States will be showing – and I would like to add that the spectators not only enjoy watching the beautiful dogs, but also enjoy shopping for the holiday at Lisa Welch Designs! This show gives me the opportunity to showcase my fine collection of dog and horse themed jewelry as well to see and visit with special customers during the holiday season.
Lisa Welch Designs would like to send a special greeting during this Thanksgiving time to express
to you, our sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty. We are deeply thankful and
extend to you and your family our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day.