Quantcast

Ye Olde Traditional Thankfulness Post

TraditionalThanksgivingAllow me to once again lead the PDD Thanksgiving prayer. I’ll go ahead and take friends, family and food for granted as usual.

This year I’m most thankful for dentists, particularly the one who is finally going to fix my cavity next week.

I’m also thankful for Minnesota Care and Delta Dental, which aren’t necessarily the best friends of dentists, but are a big help to me.

I’m also thankful for people who won’t turn the comments to this post into a bitter debate about health care, even though I kind of provoked them.

There. Now what are you thankful for?

(Here’s what we were thankful for in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003.)

26 Comments

skybub

about 10 years ago

I'm thankful for my partner of 17 years. She's an incredible cook, still makes me laugh, and has the patience to put up with a bonehead like me. And because she's from Duluth, we get to visit your fair city every once in a while.

mistystarr

about 10 years ago

I am thankful for my sweet husband. He even cooked breakfast in bed for me this morning for no particular reason. You have to love that. I am also thankful for our kids. They bring more joy into my life.

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

CremeCheeseAbundance

I'm also thankful that whatever desserts are being made for tomorrow apparently require nine packages of cream cheese.

wildgoose

about 10 years ago

This sounds like a suck up, but I'm awfully thankful for PDD.  Really. I've lost every shred of hipster cred that I ever had over the years but I enjoy rubbing virtual shoulders with such interesting, passionate and creative people here.  Occasionally, I even feel like a hipster myself sometimes.

heysme

about 10 years ago

I am thankful for 
Family
Health
Job
Gravy

hbh

about 10 years ago

I am thankful that I don't have to do lunch duty every day like the poor schlub I subbed for today. 

I am thankful for having a job (no matter how mundane), a partner who cares for me, and sorta-stepkids who have continued to defy the tradition of hating dad's girlfriend. 

I'm thankful for the lifetime I'm living in this awesome place.

Mary

about 10 years ago

Continuing on the dental theme: I'm thankful that I'm finally getting a root canal taken care of next week--not thankful for the bill I'll be paying off for most of 2010, but thankful that it'll feel better and I can stop worrying about it burrowing into my brain.

baci

about 10 years ago

I'm thankful for my talented wife, talented kiddo, talented border collies and little jerk of a cat. Also I'm thankful for my inspiring bandmates ... they've made every wed. night of the last year a hump day to look forward to.

skybub

about 10 years ago

Paul- I'd be even more thankful if you'd pass on the dessert recipe that requires nine packages of cream cheese AND two bottles of Bordeaux.

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

The Bordeaux is for the batch of glogg I'll be brewing up tonight. The cream cheese is for various desserts that I'm not in charge of.

PJ

about 10 years ago

Thankful for my job, my health, my happy home, my family, my cozy bed, my sweet cats, my new car heater, my good and funny friends, and the incredible joy of having enough. I hope I didn't leave anything out.

zra

about 10 years ago

kids.
the Mrs.
cheese.
job.
bourbon.
coffee.
shoelaces.
beer.
sleep.
shoes.
music.
seasons.
health.
house.
vehicle.

Calk

about 10 years ago

I'm thankful for my family, my friends, my cool colleagues in NYC and elsewhere, and for the two cats, who keep me company during the work day. I am also thankful, that even though I live on the edge of the universe, I feel like there are more opportunities to experience art and culture in Duluth than in many other places. And I am thankful for Chester Creek Cafe being near my house!

jessica

about 10 years ago

friends, family.  partnership, child.  health, insurance to maintain said health.  job, paycheck from said job that allows us to pay our bills.  safety, freedom.  

and pumpkin desserts of all kinds.  here's hoping that at least some of that cream cheese will hook up with it.

Beverly

about 10 years ago

my warm house + indoor plumbing

ToWaRd

about 10 years ago

My 3.2 centimeter grandbaby that will arrive shortly after my favorite week of the year...Homegrown!

Mike Simonson

about 10 years ago

I love this Rockwell painting.  I also love not having the strident your way or the highway talk about health care overhaul.  We use "overhaul" instead of reform to keep things unbiased.

Gwanto

about 10 years ago

My and my future wife's very recent decision to have children. Good lord, I may be a father some day soon. I'm still in a bit of a state of shock. I'm also thankful for a million other things, most of all still breathing and by sheer dumb luck still kicking around on this plane of existence... but my first sentence is definitely #1.

Cory

about 10 years ago

Lake Superior

Rebecca Hartong

about 10 years ago

I'm thankful for Duluth, my adopted home town. I miss it and I hope I return some day.

Hot Shot

about 10 years ago

I'm full of thanks for:
Duluth, my pretty neat jobs,
the scene and people on it,
a rad girlfriend who also enjoys all those things,
our new place in Kenwood and the meal I'm about to go eat!

the Big E

about 10 years ago

I'm thankful for getting by in tough times, for my beautiful and talented wife, for our interesting-if-sometimes-insane children, and for living in a place that just feels right.

I'll be even more thankful when we get enough snow to ski.

zra

about 10 years ago

second the E...bring the snow!

digit3

about 10 years ago

Thankful for chosing to live in this great town and have a decent enough job to pay the bills. Glad that there is fine beer being made by Hoops and his crew, nice sticky things around town, the big lake, uncrowded trails, better and better MTB riding every season, COGGS, friendly folks abound, Korkki, a new choice in movie theatres, good health, a happy and thriving marriage, loving animals, and warm shelter.

sbuchanan

about 10 years ago

I'm thankful for my ex wife for giving me a couple of great kids, for the ability to live and work in the greatest place in country, and for the fact I'm almost out of Iraq in one piece...

Leave a Comment

Only registered members can post a comment , Login / Register Here

Read previous post:
Off the Wall Artist Market

Come to 7th annual holiday celebration of art, food and music at the Historic Trade and Commerce Marketplace at Hammond...

Close