Saturday, November 27, 2010

Giveaway!

Curling up on a comfortable chair in the living room with a pile of old Young Companion magazines that Grandpa's had kept and loaned to us to read was one of my favorite ways to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Each issue was filled with stories about Amish youth. There were always continued stories that I would have to get all the magazines in order to make sure I have the next installment ready to read as soon as I needed  it.

There were many great stories and one I enjoyed in particular was about a young girl, Miriam Schlabach, who was wanting to join the instruction classes in order to become a member of the church. her best friend Elsie was also planning to join but wasn't being a good influence on Miriam's life since she was still drawn to things that were forbidden by the church.
Not long ago I found that they had taken this continued story from the Young Companion and published it in a little book.

If you would like to have a chance to own this book leave a comment telling me what you did on Thanksgiving. 

As always, for a second entry post a link to my giveaway on your blog and come back and leave another comment telling me you did.

I will be choosing a winner using random.org on Monday Nov. 29th

35 comments:

  1. I hung out at home with my family! Just the four of us...blissful!

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  2. Morning spent making carrot cake and homemade rolls (made with butter, dipped in butter, then drizzled with butter before baking, then butter added before eating). Dinner was at parents home, eating turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, salads, creamed peas, 3 different pies, carrot cake, and lets not forget the rolls. Then watch movies of family gatherings taken over 20 years ago. It was a great day.

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  3. My parents, children, and I went to my brother's house for Thanksgiving. It was really nice to do something different, as this was our first Thanksgiving after the death of my husband. My SIL did a wonderful job with the meal, and her children kept mine occupied and happy.

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  4. Saadly we dont have Thanksgiving as a festival here. But I can tell you what I did on that day.....which was to take my husband to the cardiologist for an urgent appointment.!

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  5. You always have such lovely and special giveaways! We were so blessed to be able to share Thanksgiving with my 87 year old parents. It was such a blessing.
    In His Name,
    Laura

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  6. This sounds like a great book, your giveaways are lovely.

    We went and had Thanksgiving at our church, we love to enjoy our church families company on that holiday :)

    steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

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  7. We had Thanksgiving dinner at our home with family (including my 88 year old mother who lives with us) and a friend from church who has no family in the area. After dinner we watched pictures our friend had taken on a recent trip to Australia. It was a special, peaceful day. We have so much to be thankful for.

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  8. On Thanksgiving my son and daughter in love came home for the day. They are expecting my first grandchild and so we had lots to give thanks for that day.

    I am in a wheelchair and not able to do the whole dinner on my own. I am so thankful that my kids come home and make it possible for me to share in a Thanksgiving meal.

    Praise the Lord.

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  9. We had one of my husband's aunts over for dinner and had some good food and good time of visiting.

    ~Cheryl

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  10. I'd like to read it! Please enter me!
    We went over to Mr. Ed's and Terri's. It was fun. Lots of little boys running around and lots of good fellowship and laughter. Great food!!

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  11. I had my in-laws in their 90's, daughters, son-in-laws, seven grandchildren, friend of one of the grandsons, 18 of us. A 91 year old neighbor who usually joins us wasn't up to it so we fixed him plates of food and took it over to his house so he'd have a good meal.

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  12. We traveled to my grandma's house and we spent Thanksgiving day with her...had a delicious meal...and then we helped her decorate her house for Christmas :)

    I would love to be entered into your giveaway.

    Thank you,
    Karen

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  13. I cooked for my family. Children, spouses and grandchildren. It was a lovely time. After everyone left, my husband and I enjoyed a quiet evening at home. As much as we love our big family, we always look forward to that time, and the leftovers.

    Blessings,
    Elizabeth

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  14. cooked and ate. visited with family and ate. did dishes and ate. watched tv and ate. and ate. and ate!

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  15. After making apple and pumpkin pie, we spent the day with family and friends.

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  16. I sprained my ankle on Monday evening and was on doctor ordered rest. So my mom and husband made dinner while I told them what I had been planning for a couple of weeks. They did a great job, it was very good.

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  17. Would love to win your book! Spent the day with my family and ate turkey, the fixins' and chocolate cream, pumpkin and cherry pie!

    Linda G. at rgranch@pioneer.net

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  18. We stayed home and only one of our 7 kids came in with his wife. But, we did have lots of good food and a wonderful visit!

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  19. Had a great family time at home everyone was glad for a day of and not do anything,but read to our hearts content

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  20. My husband and daughter and I spent Thanksgiving with my parents. We ate, played games, and chatted. It was lovely.

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  21. We had a relaxed Thanksgiving. We had a delicious meal at a restaurant with our children, our son-in-law's parents, and my sister and her family. We all enjoyed it! We had a big Thanksgiving meal at our house two weeks earlier with my husband's family! (It was good too!) :)

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  22. Well, to begin with, I did not celebrate Thanksgiving (as we know it here in America) when I was growing up in Germany, but after I moved here and observed American customs, I was always the cook in the house. I love cooking for people and after the meal, I did the dishes, while everyone else flopped down on the couch to watch a football game, but I didn't mind. I was happy to have made everyone full and content with my food.

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  23. We spent the day with friends, and had a piñata for the children! :)

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  24. NO way! I think recall this story! Please enter me in the giveaway. On Thanksgiving I sneezed, blew, and coughed while we spent time with my mother, 88 yo grandmother, and other family on my side. ~Monica

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  25. We spent most of the day at my parents' house visiting, eating and having a lovely time. My sister and her new husband were in town, so it was nice to get together with them.

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  26. On Thanksgiving, we hosted 17 family members. We provided roast turkey, ham, stuffing, and gravy. Everyone brought a dish to share. Some family members are experiencing some sore trials right now, but my nephew and his wife shared joyful news of a new little one on the way. Thanks be to God!

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  27. For Thanksgiving, we travelled to my sister's home, over an hour away. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and fellowship with our loved ones. My sister is due to have her first child in 2 months and we are all eagerly awaiting his or her arrival! :)

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  28. We had the family over for breakfast (my husband cooked) and some of them stayed for dinner (I cooked) then we traveled up to one of our children's homes for desert (everybody baked) and then we all realized we had too much to eat! We got to sneak some peeks of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV thanks to the announcements of my granddaughter for each float she liked :-)

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  29. I finally learned how to link (and how not to link!) Here's a copy of mine from my blog:
    Wanted to mention that one of my favorite bloggers has another book giveaway! http://ajoyfulchaos.blogspot.com/

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  30. I usually get to take the day off from cooking on Thanksgiving, but this year I decided to cook, so that's how I spent most of my day. The next day we had friends over and we shared all of our leftover pies and desserts, which was great fun. I think we may do a potluck next year, or possibly pizzas in the shape of a turkey - I'm not sure I want a repeat of this year! ~Wendy

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  31. My girls and I went to Central PA to have Thanksgiving with my Niece and her family. We played board games, listened to Christmas music, talked about the ads and how many people would be going shopping the next day (But not us haha)And I went down memory lane of all the people that were having Thanksgiving in heaven my Mother my husband and was very Thankful for those that were still here.

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  32. we had 3 thanksgivings and I am just now coming out of a turkey induced coma

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  33. Spent time with my extended family and my 7 year old son eating and rejoicing in memories.

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  34. Our family was here for lunch. Married daughter, son-in-law and grandbaby, daughter working in South Carolina came home and our two sons at home. It was so good to have everyone together again. We played games after lunch, then in the evening we went over to our son-in-laws parents for supper and played some more games!

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