Thursday, November 22, 2007

Last Minute Holiday Dinner Shopping, a la KGW Channel 8

For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving, please accept our best wishes for you and your family today as you count your blessings. Naturally, we willingly send the same sort of wishes to everyone, every day.

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After work Wednesday evening I got off the bus at NW 23rd and West Burnside, the intersection that had all of those red trees in a row a few weeks ago. I wanted to go to Zupan's to find a suitable dessert for Thanksgiving dinner. Lamont and Leland are cooking.

As I walked up to the door, I noticed this TV remote van. Ah, I wondered, where's the reporter? Distracted by the dessert hunt, I didn't spy her until I had exited the door after securing a scrumptious looking small cheesecake.

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There she stood, waiting until time to go live. After taking a few photos, I turned to walk to the corner. I called Mama and asked her to make sure the TV was on Channel 8, thinking she might like to see one of our nearby grocery stores on television.

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Right after I got inside the apartment, I heard the news anchor say something about last minute shopping for Thanksgiving dinner. This is the first shot I got as the spot started. For a bit, they ran tape of her earlier visit to a New Season supermarket where someone from New Seasons mentioned how popular brussels sprouts are at the holidays. Then they cut back to the reporter live at Zupan's.

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She's pushing a grocery cart as she talks. Recognize that fresh vegetable?

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Finally, the reporter's name appears on the screen as she finishes her report.

I pondered walking back over to the store to get some brussels sprouts, but to tell you the truth, I'm hoping the guys already got some. We ate with them on Nov. 12 and dined on those truly divine little pale green gems as one of the vegetables accompanying a delicious roast beef.

I believe this hymn fits Thanksgiving perfectly.

"Count Your Blessings," words Johnson Oatman, Jr.; music Edwin O. Excell.

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Refrain

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.

Refrain

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings. Wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

Refrain

So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be disheartened, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

Refrain

22 comments:

Isadora said...

Happy Thanksgiving! You got a bit of unbargained for excitement of TV with yours. Yes, I love brussel sprouts too - but lately I've been getting tiny black bugs in them and am a bit squeamish now. It just doesn't taste the same with added protein.

FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Oh, Isadora, c'mon, keep that up and you'll never be a reality show contestant! >8D

Lynette, where did you get that nifty great-photo-op radar of yours? I want one, I really do!

A warm and very happy Thanksgiving to you, your mom, sweet Duncan and your talented sons.

pusa said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
for a while i thought you're the reporter! thanks for giving us the blow by blow story =)

Sonia said...

Just stopping by to wish to you, to your Mom and all your family a Very Happy Thanksgiving! Many hugs!

oldmanlincoln said...

I think this is one of the most unique posts I have seen today, so far. Nice work.

Andrea said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Love the hymn you chose to post today too.

Fort Lauderdale Daily Photo said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lynette. Great post and thanks for sharing the lovely hymn.

dot said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Hope you have some good cornbread dressing with your meal. I'll pass on the brussel sprouts.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

HAppy Thanksgiving to you and your, may this and every day be blessed!

I like brussel sprouts but it never occurred to me to have them for thanksgiving. Yesterday I made apple bumbleberry pie, mmmm, tasty treat.

Have a great day.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I've been getting those little black bugs too.

Ming the Merciless said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Are you cooking dinner?

NorthBayPhoto said...

Great shots and story!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanks for visiting my NorthBayPhoto blog.

Felicia said...

Maybe you were caught on film and were part of her news story?! Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Annie said...

Ah shucks, I was counting my blessings, thinking I would see you enjoying 15 minutes of fame on that T.V. news shot but instead it was just a luscious green vegetable.

Happy Day, Lynette. I really am counting my blessings today and saying thanks for them and you.

Marie said...

This is a great post. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Lynette.

Chris said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lynette! I am not a fan of brussels sprouts!

BTW. . .For everyone. . .Remember that there are a bunch of people working today to bring you your news, sports, and entertainment shows!

RE: your question. . The brick on the Ryman is a little deeper red.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

You did some pretty good reporting, yourself. :)

GMG said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I wish I had that cheesecake... ;))

WendyB said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Keropok Man said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

We sing that hymn quite often in church :-)

smilnsigh said...

Great tv screen captures! Great entry, all round.

Mari-Nanci

Web-OJ said...

That's a nice post. Had a little bit of everything... celebration, mystery, action, food! Hope you had a good TG!