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What I am thankful for

Andrew Norton

Now that the never-ending campaign for president is over and this being the season of harvest and thanksgiving, my thoughts turn to what I am thankful for. Here are a few of them: I'm thankful for the health of my family and I. In the past 12 months both my son and I have spent time in the hospital for different illnesses. I'm just thankful for the wonderful doctors and our great insurance that covered the thousands of dollars in expenses.

I'm thankful for the absolutely beautiful weather we have enjoyed this fall. I can't remember a more perfect fall as far as color and weather.

Every time I get something out of the fridge or cupboard I am thankful for farmers. The American farmer receives too little recognition (and money) for what they do for this great nation. There's an old saying that goes, "You can't insult a farmer when your mouth is full of food."

I'm thankful for this great job of providing this gift basket service that also does two other important things. By sending these Michigan gift baskets you help promote Michigan and we donate 1% of each sale to the Food Bank Council of Michigan.

I'm thankful for coffee. Without which, I would have a difficult time starting my day and getting anything done. I have a shirt that says, "Coffee is my favorite meal of the day." It's true.

That's just a few of mine. Feel free to share what you are thankful for in the comments.

Ten things I am thankful for this year

Andrew Norton

With Thanksgiving merely a couple of days away (man did that ever sneak up on me this year!) my thoughts have turned to what I am most thankful for. There are numerous things for which I am thankful, but I will only include ten for space purposes here. Feel free to add some of the things that you are thankful for in the comments to this post.

  • My wife and son
  • Our family's health
  • Our extended family - in-laws, outlaws and other assorted hangers-on ;)
  • Plenty of food in the pantry
  • A home that is nice and warm and snug from the cold outside
  • How our son's laughter makes me feel more rich than money or possessions ever will
  • Excellent health care coverage - a lot of folks here in Michigan don't even have coverage
  • Good friends
  • Good books - one of my (if not THE) favorite things to do - read!
  • The many freedoms we still have here in America - lets keep the government from taking any more away


Introducing the Butterball turkey podcast

Andrew Norton

Lets talk turkey! From the folks who brought you the toll free helpline (1-800-Butterball) for cooking your Thanksgiving turkey comes the new wave of technology - the Butterball Turkey Podcast. The closer Thanksgiving gets, the more podcasts will be added to the Butterball website. Currently, there are three podcasts for you to listen to. Six podcasts in all will eventually be available for download.

Here is what is available as of today, November 15.

  • Butterball Turkeytalk Preview - an intro to what will be covered in these podcasts
  • Get Ready - Preparation 101
  • Countdown Continues - Preparation 102

Oh the wonders of technology. See, now you can download these podcasts and put them on your MP3 player. While you are prepping your Thanksgiving meal you can have these podcasts playing and hopefully helping you cook the best turkey ever.

Visit and head over to the Turkey Podcast.

Via the Detroit Free Press.