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Thursday, November 25, 2010

HAPPY TURKEY PARADE FOOTBALL DAY!!!!


I'm up early, cooking. I've been assigned the veggies and bread. Of course, I will make the traditional sweet potato biscuits.

Veggies are garlic green beans, eggplant caponate and Marion's family sweet potato souffle. I'm stoked to be cooking!!!!

I thought I would give y'all some insight on the famous Macy's parade, since I have a bit of an insider's view this year. Here you go:




  • Back in the 1920's, Macy's Parade balloons were released into the sky at the end of the parade. The balloons would float around for a few days until they eventually landed. An address label was sewn into each balloon, so whoever found and mailed back the balloon received a $50 gift certificate.

  • From 1942 to 1944, World War II brought the parade to a halt. With the scarcity of rubber and helium at an all time high, balloons were deflated and donated, providing 50 pounds of scrap rubber for the war effort.

  • Macy's has a facility, labeled "Parade Studio", in Hoboken, where the balloons are conceived and designed. The facility used to be a Tootsie Roll factory.


This year in football, there will be 3 games instead of 2. While the league tried its best to present competitive games this year, they wound up with 3 great teams... each in a different game, playing a team with a (yawn) record. Oh, well!


Enjoy your Turkey Day, and may all your families be blessed on this holiday!!

4 comments:

Marion said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Quid!! We're eagerly awaiting the start of the Saints game, full of turkey and stuffed. LOL! The parade was a blast with all the grandkids exclaiming over their favorite characters. xoxo

Love & Blessings,

Marion

Pam said...

Hope you've had a happy and FULL Thanksgiving!!! We had a good one here. Just Trish, the boys and me, but the food was excellent and I aso got all the indoor Christmas decorations up and glowing!!!

I got my first really cold weather and just want MORE!!! Plan to deck the outside halls tomorrow or Sat.

Enjoy your football. I did watch the Saints/Cowboys game. My son is a happy turkey, I'm sure! LOL!

raven said...

Quid,

Thank you for your Thanksgiving wishes and blessings! I hope that you had a very good Thanksgiving.

Raven

Kelly said...

Fascinating facts about the parade!

I made Marion's sweet potatoes, too, but without the topping (my kids like marshmallows on top...and granddaughter has a nut allergy).