Baltimore Thanksgiving 2014

November 26th, 2014

Baltimore Thanksgiving 2014 is definitely one for the books. A snowstorm with Thundersnow came on Wednesday, closing Baltimore County schools early, as well as many businesses. My son was off school and found indoor activities to play. My nephew even built a snowman when he got home from school! I am thankful for my family and [...]

First Thanksgiving Without Dad

November 22nd, 2012

Today was my first Thanksgiving since my Dad passed away. We've been apart before, and last year, the last one he was alive, we were not able to be together. I didn't know that Christmas 2010 was the last Christmas we would spend together. I had been worried about this first Thanksgiving without him. He [...]

Why is Thanksgiving Not the Last Thursday in November?

November 20th, 2012

Why is Thanksgiving not the last Thursday in November? I was having this discussion with someone the other day, because it hit both of us that we always thought it was the last Thursday. It is always the FOURTH Thursday, not necessarily the last. Often times the fourth Thursday IS the last, so many times [...]

Baltimore Thanksgiving 2011

November 23rd, 2011

Well, Thanksgiving will be a weird one this year for many of us here in Baltimore. The Baltimore Ravens play the San Francisco 49ers at 8:20pm Thanksgiving night -- so my family will be split up in places. A mini Kirk Thanksgiving will be held at Ravens Stadium (or really, prior to, at the tailgate), [...]

Marney’s “Famous” “Best Sweet Potato Casserole Ever” Recipe

November 16th, 2011

Our office Thanksgiving luncheon just ended, and as usual, I had multiple requests for my sweet potato recipe. It's not a big secret, and I am happy to share. I created the recipe in 1999, when I was asked to bring sweet potatoes to multiple Thanksgiving luncheons. I will clarify that at the time, I [...]

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

November 24th, 2010

I want to take this opportunity to wish you & your families a very Happy Thanksgiving. Each November, I realize how much I am thankful for, and this year even more so. I am thankful for the great report my father got last week about the successful chemotherapy treatments have been. The radiologists state that [...]

Happy Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2009

I wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. I have much to be thankful for, especially my family. My son, the best thing that ever happened to me (next to my husband), my father who is fighting cancer like a champ and still recovering after major surgery in May, my mother [...]

Let’s Say Thanks to Our Troops

November 24th, 2009

I remembered this from last year, and was excited that Xerox was doing it again when I read about it on another website. I did this yesterday and it took just moments. Please take time to do this today. It will mean a lot to someone stationed away from home. There are four easy steps to [...]