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Ode to my AR Friends on Thanksgiving 
Nov. 20, 2009 8:53 pm 
Updated: Nov. 15, 2011 12:35 pm
Here are some sweet thoughts for you - print this and.....

Put this on your counter
And as you cook  today
Remember all the great friends
That AR’s bought your way.

I know that my life’s better
For having you to share
The good, the bad, the funny…
Just knowing you are there -
To answer stupid questions,
To give hints and advice
Has made it so much easier
And added zest to life.

I hope that you will think
Of all of us today
And say a little prayer of thanks
That our paths crossed this way.

So raise a glass and make a toast –
To all our friends online.
I know that you will all succeed:
Your feast will be divine!
Safe travels and happy eating!

Nov. 20, 2009 9:06 pm
Thanks SWCHEF for the very nice poem. I enjoyed it very much and hoping for a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Nov. 20, 2009 9:42 pm
Awwww...that was very sweet and very thoughtful. Thanks SWCHEF. It will be a wonderful fun filled 5 days with family, food, & frivolity.
Nov. 21, 2009 12:00 am
Great poem!! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Nov. 21, 2009 1:35 am
Very cute!! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
Nov. 21, 2009 2:31 am
Your blogs are soooo worthwhile and this is just like you; lovely and from the heart. That's what makes you so special. What nice thoughts. Thank you!
Nov. 21, 2009 2:52 am
Thank you for writing this. It is exactly how I feel about all of you.
Nov. 21, 2009 3:54 am
Very nice! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Nov. 21, 2009 4:30 am
Cute :O) Thanks very much :O)
Nov. 21, 2009 4:44 am
How interesting! My sentiments, too! Thanks for sharing!
Nov. 21, 2009 5:18 am
I'm teary eyed. Thank you! I hope you have a great day! Mag
Nov. 21, 2009 5:21 am
You, too! Happy Thanksgiving! Lovely expression of gratitude.
Nov. 21, 2009 5:35 am
That was lovely! Happy Thanksgiving, swchef!
Nov. 21, 2009 6:15 am
How nice! Same to ya, swchef!
Nov. 21, 2009 6:39 am
Isn't she the sweetest!!!??!!!! xoxoxox
Nov. 21, 2009 7:31 am
Wow, very nice, thank you for posting this, it made me tear up :)
Nov. 21, 2009 8:14 am
That was so sweet. Thank you! I love your new kitchen!!!
Nov. 21, 2009 8:26 am
That made me have tears well up in my eyes! Very well said, SWChef. I feel the same way....
Nov. 21, 2009 8:34 am
CLINK to you, already celebrated and thanked all the I am thankful for. But thanks to you I will do it again on your Thanksgiving Day-make sense?
Nov. 21, 2009 8:42 am
That was very nice. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Nov. 21, 2009 8:58 am
That is very sweet, swchef! I bet you had fun coming up with that, too! Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov. 21, 2009 9:00 am
We don't do Thanksgiving here, but have a good one everyone!
Nov. 21, 2009 11:40 am
Great poem swchef! Thanks for sharing and have a happy Thanksgiving!
Nov. 21, 2009 4:31 pm
I thank you for your heartfelt wishes, and wish you luck on all your dishes! May your holiday be the best, filled with fun and food and zest!
Nov. 21, 2009 5:21 pm
How thoughtful SWChef! Thanks and have lovely thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
Nov. 21, 2009 7:28 pm
Great poem Swchef. Very thoughtful and lovely. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Nov. 23, 2009 8:03 pm
I am always thinking of my AR friends thankfully. Have a wonderful holiday with your family.
Nov. 23, 2009 8:39 pm
That was great!! I loved it!
Nov. 24, 2009 9:52 am
Thanks! That was heartfelt. Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov. 24, 2009 10:38 am
Thank you for a beautiful poem! You've captured the way I feel about everyone here so beautifully. This is truly a great place to hang out. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Nov. 24, 2009 2:55 pm
What a sweet poem from a sweet person! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and celebrate with your loved ones....US! ( Kidding!)
Nov. 24, 2009 4:19 pm
Awh, that was way cute, swchef! Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov. 24, 2009 7:21 pm
Wow, I enjoyed that! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Nov. 24, 2009 9:40 pm
AAHHHH SWChef! That is wonderful:) Now how can we have a bad day with a blessing like that? It simply won't happen that's all! Very nice. Thank you Happy Giblets to you and your SW!
Nov. 24, 2009 11:14 pm
Quick, pass the kleenex! So touching! We don't 'do' Thanksgiving in NZ, but I miss it terribly. I will be thinking of my AR mates tomorrow!!!
Nov. 25, 2009 6:38 am
swchef - that was great. Everyone have a happy & safe Thanksgiving!
Nov. 25, 2009 11:53 am
Thank you SW, you have captured our feelings and set them down beautifully. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all my AR cohorts!
Nov. 25, 2009 7:40 pm
Great Poem, SWCHEF!!! I have copied it and plan to read it to my family tomorrow at the table. Then, we'll go around and tell what we're all Thankful for... That has been very hard for us for several years, but we've got to get on with life and Thank God what we are have...Everyone, please have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!!! lilacs75
Nov. 25, 2009 8:20 pm
Dear SWCHEF, Thank you for the heartfelt poem :) May you and yours enjoy a yummy and a Blessed Thanksgiving also.
Nov. 25, 2009 11:05 pm
Thanks for the lovely words. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends on AR.
Nov. 26, 2009 4:53 am
Thank you, SW Chef! I kinda needed that today.
Nov. 26, 2009 12:45 pm
Beautiful,,,just like all those on here that share their marvelous recipes for those like me that like to make holidays and everyday meals a treasure. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! May you all have a blessed day!!
Nov. 27, 2009 8:19 pm
Thank you! Made me stop and pause. I am thankful to have found AR and the RE....& you. Have a blessed holiday weekend.
Dec. 30, 2009 7:30 am
I'll toast to that. There are wonderful people on this site! Thank you, sw! Well put!
Nov. 20, 2010 5:01 pm
How lovely! You are so wonderfully good at making rhymes.... GREAT poem!
Nov. 15, 2011 12:35 pm
TY SWCHEF!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to anothe year and another year to be thankful for our blessings, families, friends and foos. I hope this ever is kind.
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