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Wishing you a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿ‚ Bette A. Stevens…

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

November is a month when the last leaves of a glorious season in Maine are soon to be whisked away.ย  Itโ€™s also a month when families and friends gather to celebrate Thanksgiving across the USA. Whether you are planning to travel near or far, or maybe just to stay at home where itโ€™s cozy and warm, I wish you all the Happiest of Holidays! ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author

November Travelers

Haiku by Bette A. Stevens

November travelers

Await an autumn outing

Wind whisks them away

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Kick back, relax and have fun with the kids this Thanksgiving. Click on the link below to download #free games and activities from KC Edventures for the whole family to enjoy together!

https://www.kcedventures.com/blog/27-free-thanksgiving-games-activities

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Comments on: "November Travelers (Haiku) by Bette A. Stevens + Thanksgiving Games & Activities for Families!" (53)

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, Bette. A wonderful, relatable Haiku. I am being whisked away right now with all of the wind in our area. I also look forward to checking out the games and activities.โค๏ธ

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    • Thanks, Erica! We’ll be visiting grands and great-grands in NM, FL and ME via Zoom and Facetime this year. Grateful for this wonderful technology–we can travel the country this year! Looking forward to playing some of the games with the great-grands! โค Wishing you and yours a blessed and beautiful holiday! xo

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  2. Great post, Bette! Definitely sharing with family. Happy Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. This is the time of the year, Bette! Happy Thanksgiving to you. โค Thanksgiving this year may not be the same as usual. I just heard the news of a restricted travel among CA, OR, and WA. Anyone enter into OR or WA must be self quarantine for 14 days. We have to cancel our trip to see our grandkids. I'm still hopeful to travel for Christmas. โค

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    • I know it all seems so disappointing, Miriam… I am just so grateful for digital visits through Zoom and Facetime where we can spend time with our loved ones even though we can’t travel safely. ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š Blessings to you and your beautiful family and wishes for Happy & Healthy Holidays! xo

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      • The cases are alarmingly high, Bette. There were 1 million news cases in one week, 11/9-11/16 among 45 states. The winter wave is scary. Yes, we should stay home until help is available. We keep the Christmas tickets and hope to go.

        Happy Thanksgiving to you.๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’–

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  4. Thank you for the fun & games ideas. Have a great Thanksgiving – stay well!

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  5. This is beautiful, Bette! Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving, Bette. You’ve got some lovely activities there for everyone.

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    • Thanks, Norah. ๐Ÿงก Families may not be able to gather from across the globe, but may those who are home together make these moments magical. May those who are along be brought together through the magic through phone calls and time with family on Zoom, Facetime etc. How grateful we can all be for the magic of digital togetherness. Blessings to you and yours! xo

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  7. Lovely post, Bette. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. Sweet haiku! Thanks for the games.:-)

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    • You’re welcome, Priscilla. ๐Ÿ™‚ Even though we can’t all share a room and meal with loved ones this year, the games can be shared and even played together online… Wishing you and yours a blessed and beautiful holiday! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving dear Bette and such a lovely post. Wonderful haiku too.

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  10. Wishing you too a wonderful Thanksgiving Bette. May November travelers be safe. Tough times!

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    • Thanks, dear Balroop. Like many this year, we’ll only be travelling via Zoom and Facetime this year, BUT so grateful that we are able to get together across the miles. ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ‚ Stay safe and blessed! xo

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  11. A lovely post and a beautiful haiku, Bette! Happy Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿ’–

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  12. A lovely haiku and Thanksgiving wish, Bette. And thanks for the activities to do with kids. That’s great fun for a stay at home holiday! Happy Thanksgiving. โค

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    • I’m with you, Diana! Playing games and reading books together are great ways to make memories and build relationships. Families Matter! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š Blessings and love to you and yours…

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  13. Timing couldn’t be better, Bette. Have a wonderful Holiday up their in gorgeous Maine!

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  14. Thanks, Jacqui! We’ll be home alone with the grand cats and visiting with family online… Wishing you and yours a blessed and beautiful holiday! โค xo

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  15. I love your haiku and suggestions for Thanksgiving. Sadly, we will not gather as usual, but I did suggest pumpkin pie on the patio, after separate dinners.

    We do what we can. I look forward to a vaccine, which will ease the restrictions.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Bette!

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    • Dan and I will be alone at the house, but family will meet via Facetime and Zoom over the day. Sending links to the family games for entertainment… ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š Good health and Happy Holidays to you and yours, dear Marian! xo

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  16. Thank you for sharing!!.. have a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope the day, and every day, is filled with love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!!.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    On Thanksgiving Day, and every day..
    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky thatโ€™s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    May the sun shine all day long
    Everything go right, nothing go wrong
    May those you love bring love back to you
    And may all the wishes you wish come true
    (Irish Saying)

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  17. Lovely, Bette. Your poetry and posts are always a bright spot!

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  18. Your haiku is lovely and perfect, Bette. Our son (25) lives with us and had planned to move out in the fall, but covid changed his plans. No sense on wasting the money with restrictions in place. But we get to have him home a little longer and he continues to save, save, save. He’ll see what the new year looks like.
    We’ll do the same as you with our daughter and son-in-law in TN for Thanksgiving – Facetime. No one wants to travel because of the surges now. Better to be safe. But we do miss them and it’s tough beyond words, which is why it will be nice when everyone can resume their normal lives, whenever that will be. Sigh…
    Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿงก

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    • Thanks so much, Lauren. The pandemic is so hard for all of us and especially so on young adults. We have two grands–ages 23 and 20 whose lives are far from the norm we experienced at their ages. Gratefully, we are all in this together and must continue to offer them encouragement and hope for a bright future. They are our future! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‚ Blessings and love to you and yours every day… xo

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  19. Nicely done, Bette!

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  20. This is lovely, Bette. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Hugs on… turkey wings!

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  21. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, Bette- stay safe!

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  22. So Lovely! Thank you.

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  23. Happy Thanksgiving, Bette. Lovely haiku. It’s breezy and chilly and rainy here today in the Boston area. Probably the same in your town. Hunker down, stay safe and warm, and happy. xo

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    • Thanks, Pam. Hubby and I grateful for one another, for two grand-cats who keep us laughing and for family we can share the holiday with via Facetime. The rain has melted some of yesterday’s snow–sure to freeze into a skating rink overnight… We’ve got a cozy fire to keep us warm! โค Blessings and love to you and yours, my friend!

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      • Ah, we wondered if you all had snow – just lots of rain here but the sun is (partly) out now and I’m hoping to walk off that turkey from yesterday. ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

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  24. I love the haiku–there have been many times I’ve wanted to be whisked away by the wind. May you have a terrific Thanksgiving, full of many reasons for gratitude. : )

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  25. A belated Happy Thanksgiving, Bette! It must have been strange for you all not to be present together but read youโ€™ve managed to โ€˜seeโ€™ everyone! Itโ€™s heartwarming how everyone is trying to make the best of a very difficult time … and next year I imagine celebrations will be incredibly joyful and emotional. Love & hugs xx

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    • We all have so much to be grateful for this year… I think that many families have grown closer and perhaps we’ve all grown closer as a global village! โค Sending lots of love your way, dear Annika! xoxoxo

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