HAPPY THANKSGIVING ~ by Gabby Angel


Today is Thanksgiving! Autumn and I would like to take the time to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! We twinnies will be sharing most of our day with family. Also, making sure we give thanks for all we have been blessed with. Please forgive me for all of you reading who don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, please have a beautiful day of your own choosing. Autumn and I are grateful  and feel very blessed indeed for all of you taking the time to read our blog. We so enjoy reading many of yours, also. We twinnies send you hugs, peace and love! 🙂

Black Friday Looms… ~by Gabby Angel


The day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday arrives. My many years in retail, the mere thought of it all exhausts me. For most of us Thanksgiving is such a lovely day, family, food, fun and all the good stuff. A day for relaxing, giving voice to what we’re thankful for. That is something that was always important in our family growing up, it still is.

Anyway, the next day and Black Friday arrives. A few of Autumn’s and my sisters still carry on their shopping tradition. They hit those stores at such an insanely early hour and just keep rolling the whole entire day! Last year rumor had it, the one sister was still shopping until she dropped at one mall and it was 9 at night! She had been out shopping at the crack of dawn, too. Youngest sister said her eyes were glazing over at all the fine deals she had uncovered…But was it all worth it? The other sisters finally had to literally drag her to the car and get them all headed home. Clearly she was on a shopper’s high and they did the best thing for her! Well, upon hearing this I kind of thought it was funny and laughed…So did Autumn. You won’t catch us out there in the marketplace shopping on the dreaded Black Friday, ever!

Seriously, how can anyone endure the traffic, the crowds, those long lines, the bickering shoppers and all the rest? How many of you reading this actually shop on Black Friday, how many of you avoid it like the plague? I am always curious, it’s my nature…But I’m not nosy. Just comment on this subject either way, but only if you wish to. In my humble opinion only, does anyone really get a bargain and is it all worth the stress? It really is a retailers best and worst day, business is booming but the day is long and also exhausting. In my retail experience, the day is just plain scary, it really is!

People shove each other, argue over the merchandise, try to butt  ahead of each other in line and just get so ugly and nasty. As they race through the stores on the quest for a wonderful bargain, it all is just so stressful. Again, these are just my own thoughts, observations and opinions. For all of you who enjoy the craziness of this day…Have fun and do get enough rest the night before if possible. Because it really is a jungle out there, gear up and do be careful…Just a word of caution.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot…Happy shopping! 😉

Wishes on a Turkey Wishbone… By Gabby Angel


I was thinking about the upcoming Thanksgiving day, it made me recall some funny times. I was actually laughing about some of the amusing wishes made on those turkey wishbones.

Autumn and I being the oldest and being twins, we started out with the wishes made. We never really had an argument over the wishbone. Over who won by getting the largest piece when pulled and got to make their wish, we kind of took it all in stride. Well, because secretly we had more belief in wishes made on birthday candles! We were kind of strange that way, I remember having that discussion as young twinnies.

We might make a wish on a turkey wishbone, but didn’t put much stock in those wishes. On to the next sisters, they were 4 and 51/2 years younger than Autumn and I. Those two sisters used to clash over many things…Maybe it started with the wishbone tradition. Who knows? Happily they get along very well now that they’re grown up We will call them L (the older one) and T (the younger one).I must not give out their names, since they wouldn’t appreciate this tale being told.

This one year it was their turn to pull the turkey wishone, and it really did get kind of ugly pretty fast. Those two middle sisters took their wishes quite seriously, the poor delusional girls. Anyway, the youngest sister T won and sister L  just lost it. Stomping and throwing a fit,  sister L who lost carried on about the whole deal…She was not a happy camper. Must have had a heavy-duty wish in mind?

All that sticks in my mind, was the huffing to the door and tossing her wishbone piece. For real, sister L did that! Then she proceeded to tell T that her wish would not come true, because said wishbone was gone. Well, thankfully Dad and Mom got them settled down. They were now just down to muttering a few nasty things between each other. I am ashamed to say Autumn and I were just laughing ourselves quite silly over the whole deal. We really couldn’t help it, you maybe had to be there to appreciate the humor. To us twinnies, how ridiculous causing such an uproar over a silly wishbone.

The next two sisters that came along didn’t ever get all upset over the silly wishbone tradition. Well, maybe because Autumn and I had those two girls hip to the fact that birthday candle wishes were more important. What a funny memory that one Thanksgiving is.

I have to remember to tell Autumn no teasing the two middle sisters this year, they both still get a bit touchy over this story! 😉