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Posted by: Helen Philpot | December 25, 2015

You can even celebrate for no reason at all

Whatever your reason for celebrating the season, we hope your home is filled with good food, good friends, good health…

And a turkey big enough to feed 22!  I mean it. Really. 

 

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  1. Happy holidays! As a girl (17) named Margaret with a sister (15) named Helen and a best friend who shares not only your exact political views but also your enthusiasm, I appreciate this blog so much. Rock on!

    I am also an aspiring blogger. There are only two silly posts on my blog right now since I am in the middle of exam season and swim season and have virtually no spare time, but I hope to get back to writing in a couple of weeks. Feel free to check it out at http://www.jerseygoddess.wordpress.com 🙂

    -Margaret

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  2. I love you both, may you keep on raising hell for many more years!

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  3. Thank you. For your good wishes and great mailings

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  4. Merry Christmas and a Prosperous Progressive New Year to one and all!

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  5. Merry Christmas! My family are not big turkey and dressing people so once at Thanksgiving is enough. One year maybe 15 years ago, I was testy when the dinner was discussed, hollering at both my sons and husband, FINE, if all you boys want is Cheeseburgers then Cheeseburgers it is. Thus was born our famous and quirky Cheeseburger Christmas. Fun while it lasted. Then my younger son died 3.5 years ago. All of the Cheeseburger fun was taken from our family. We did it the first and second year without him because it was our tradition and with lots of tears. Then came last year when I failed to take the meat out to thaw. I was weepy anyway, but then just broke down. My older son said that is fine, Mom, we can just go out somewhere! They talked and talked and looked on line. Who is open Christmas Day? We came up with IHOP! It was good! Each person got what they wanted. And, we had lots of laughs all year about our IHOP Christmas! Many other people there, makes you wonder. We are in Texas so tamales at Christmas are traditional. This year we had homemade, not by me, tortilla soup, tamales and all the trimmings on Christmas Eve. Best food I ever tasted. On Christmas Day, back to IHOP! A new tradition for our new life without our son has been born. He would have loved it! Merry Christmas, Helen and Margaret. You ladies give this old woman a laugh when you write me, taking me momentarily away from my broken heart. Thank you!

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  6. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours — may 2016 be the best year ever for all.

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  7. Yes! Happy whatever floats your barge! Life is to short to be so damn picky! And as for the turkey and stuffing, it was the custom to do the stuffing as a completely separate dish as in Louisiana style it was always very we’ll seasoned. Seasonings need their own venue to do their work. Stuffing them inside a turkey didn’t really do the trick!

    And pie, yes, pie, for dessert!

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  8. Back at you Helen..I love your posts, keep it up girl..you are the best

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  9. Right back to you !!! Enjoy you sooooo much I’m a Canadian love seeing you tear up those losers Republicans

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  10. Thank you ladies….😍

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  11. It is almost 2016. Most people do not realize that turkey is one of the leading causes of food borne illnesses…particularly a turkey with stuffing. It is recommended that people cook the stuffing seperately, unless there is a safe way to confirm that the interior dressing reaches about 170 degrees… ? Thought you should know this…

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  13. Thank you for being RIGHT ON TRACK the whole year…let’s see if you can continue to skewer those weasels again next year! Stay healthy!!!

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  14. Merry Christmas, happy Solstice, a jolly Hannukah, a wonderful Kwanzaa, and everything else you might think of to celebrate! We love you every day of the year, ladies!

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  15. we had empanadas and hard cider, but wish we had an unobtainable turkey her in Patagonia. thanks for your missives. gp

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  16. Merry Christmas Margaret and Helen! Wish you both much love and happiness in 2016!

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  17. Have a great dinner and get together, thanks for sharing and good health to you both in 2016.

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  18. Merry Christmas to you! I look forward to each and every post, and consider them gifts from you to me. Thank you very much!

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  19. Happy holidays indeed. Thanks for the highly enjoyable blog posts. Please keep it up in good health.

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  20. Thank you for a great year of thoughtful blogs brilliantly delivered.

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  21. Happy holidays to two wonderful ladies who share a voice of reason in this otherwise unreasonable world!!

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  22. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday to you and yours.

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  23. I just finished my ravioli sauce and dinner is at 4:00. Happy holidaze, everyone. My thanks to Helen and Margaret for their continued, insightful posts. It’s good to hear words of sanity in an otherwise questionable world.

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  24. Reblogged this on Central Oregon Coast NOW.

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  25. Merry Christmas and thank you for your wit and insights that amuse and enlighten us. Wishing you good health and happiness in the New year.
    Rae

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  26. Merry Christmas to all from Alaska. Hope you have a super grand day!

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  27. We really really appreciate your thoughts through the year. Thank you and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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  28. A turkey for 22 isn’t essential for our celebrations. A duck big enough for 8 is. It goes in at around 2:00 PM today.
    Merry Christmas, Helen! Merry Christmas, Margaret! Happy Holidays of whatever stripe to anybody else reading this.
    And a healthy, happy and prosperous 2016 to us all!

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  29. Merry Christmas and have a healthy and happy New Year.

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  30. What time do I need to be there? Only me and kitty ..I am Buddhist but was raised Christian, then went to every religion I could find. Just to know what others believe in. I encourage everyone to step out of your comfort zone to
    learn about the rest of the world. I put up a tree , I send out holiday cards.
    I love singing Christmas songs. We all need to embrace all . Peace, Love,happiness to all

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  31. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  32. Sorry Margaret. Baked Ziti this year. Happy Holidays everyone!

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  33. That thing is the size of a brontosaurus! Have a blessed Christmas Margaret and Helen.

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  34. Will lasagna do, ladies? I wish you both a wonderful Christmas and look forward to words to come. Judy

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  35. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to one and all. Keep on blogging!

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  36. I cooked a turkey breast the other day. Today I go to a brunch and an afternoon party. Enough for me!!
    Hope you and yours are well and will soon be full of turkey and all the trimmings.

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  37. Looking forward to hearing more from you both in the new year–Merry Christmas!

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  38. I hope you have 22 people to share it with. Merry Christmas.

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  39. Merry Christmas from Canada … love your posts !

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  40. Love and peace to you and yours, Helen and Margaret!!!

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  41. Merry Christmas Margaret & Helen!

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  42. The same to you girls. Please keep it up.

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  43. Keep up the good work girls…And happy holidays!!

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  44. Love you ladies, Helen. Happy, peaceful Christmas to you! 😀🎅🎄

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  45. Merry Merry to you all!

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  46. Happy Whatever Doesn’t Offend You Season! Grateful for your blogs & hope to see more next year. Be well. ❤

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  47. Thank you for the good words….always….I really mean it….

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