Day 332: A Once in a Lifetime Day

The title of this post refers to Thanksgivukkah* —  which is both Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah.

In case you haven’t heard, both of these holidays occurring on the same day is verrry unusual.

Just now, I did a Google Image search on “Thanksgivukkah” and found lots and lots of treasures.

And, did you guess?  I’m going to share some of those with you, now, along with some of my thoughts.  And as I like to tell people, “We’re all human, so our thoughts can go lots of different places.”

Image*

There we go!  It’s the title of my post AND the date.  I like starting out with “just the facts.”

Image**

Isn’t that cute?  Here are some other thoughts I have about that photo:

  • That baby looks very happy.
  • Am I the only one who is thinking “Boy, this sure points out that this baby is going to die!”
  • What’s the expression on that turkey’s face?
  • Does he know his tail is on fire?

Image***

My thoughts:

  • Wow!  Does this mean this once-in-a-lifetime holiday has made it to the cover of The New Yorker?
  • Wait. No, it doesn’t.
  • I guess this proves that I should start reading the New Yorker again, so I don’t make mistakes like that.
  • Does that turkey know his tail is on fire?

Image****

Speaking of my mistakes, this t-shirt illustrates a mistake I made about Thanksgivikkuh (in addition to misspelling it)  yesterday. I assumed that Thanksgivvikuh occurs once every 70,0000 years. Nope!  It occurred 125 years ago, the last time —  in 1888. The 70,000 year-gap applies to the NEXT time it comes around.

Some thoughts:

  • I wonder how they celebrated it in 1888?
  • I’m pretty sure it didn’t involve t-shirts.
  • Or the New Yorker.
  • The guy wearing that t-shirt is expressing an interesting hope about his future.
  • I wonder when Thanksgivvikuh will fall next?  81,181?  160,099? Or a different year entirely?
  • Whenever it is, will that guy be seeing me then, too?
  • The Jewish Calendar makes no friggin’ sense.

Hmmmmm.  Since that last photo involved some math, this post is taking longer than I expected.

Maybe I should wrap this up.  I want to celebrate my only chance at this once-in-a-lifetime event.

But there are soooo many images, out there.

How about this? I’ll show you some more, and you can supply your own thoughts:

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I especially like that last image, because now I know I’m not alone in my spelling mistakes.

In my image search, I also ran across some videos, and I want to to include one. It’s difficult to choose, but here it is, from my home town (and thanksgivukkahboston.com):

Before I end this post, just one more thing.

My title — A Once in a Lifetime Day — doesn’t just apply to today.

It applies to all our days.

I give many thanks today, for my family, for my friends, for my home, and for all my readers.

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* I found this image here, for which I give thanks.

** I found this image here, for which I give thanks.

*** I found this image here, for which I give thanks.

**** I found this image here, for which I give thanks.

***** I found this image here, for which I give thanks.

****** I found this image here, for which I give thanks.

******* I found this image here, for which I give thanks.

******** I found this image here, for which I give thanks.

********* I found this image here, for which I give thanks.

********** I found this image here, for which I give thanks.

*********** I found this image here, for which I give …. you know.

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25 thoughts on “Day 332: A Once in a Lifetime Day

  1. Wow — now that was all very very fascinating! Who knew? and seriously… 1888. 2013. 81,056!

    Oh my. I won’t be around to celebrate. As you suggest — may as well celebrate it all every day and give thanks for this day to celebrate and live with gratitude in my heart!

    Hugs

  2. i don’t think you made a mistake.i don’t think anyone really knows..yesterday i read 80,000 years also & just now on the weather channel they say the next one will be 2070.lol.. those aren’t the only answers i have seen either,just all i can remember.

  3. Fantastic post, friend. And hey–you’re in Boston? Not that far away!

  4. Thank you, friend, and I’m glad you’re close!

  5. Eleanor

    Great pics Ann, thanks for putting them out to us.
    Happy Thanksgivvaka!
    Eleanor

  6. Janet H

    I love how you took a funny post and sluiced around to poignancy. Well done!

  7. Great post Ann!!
    Question: Why do you think “Boy, this sure points out that this baby is going to die!”??

  8. I thought “that baby is so excited, he must know he is experiencing an amazing time” 😉

  9. It seems appropriate, especially since Thanksgiving leftovers tend to last about eight days.

  10. The baby in the photo feels as if he’s giving this expression when someone is staring at you..you don’t know why…it’s sort of embarrassing you…so you decide to give this smile…still unsure why…and you’re thinking “What? What? Why are you staring at me like that? What is it?? Do I have a creepy crawly on my head?? Should I be screaming? What?”…….hehe

  11. I sometimes have weirdly morbid thoughts like that…it is best to mentally replace them with a positive thought and keep going!

    • I agree! My goal is to do all that, letting go of judgment in the process. I am very grateful for your visit and your comment.

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