Thursday, November 24, 2005

Thanksgiving

As I am here at 3 am on Thanksgiving morning, working on the meal for tomorrow and contemplating the success of my son's third birthday, I thought I'd take a small break and wish all of you (Americans...those who celebrate) a very happy Thanksgiving.
I hope that you all are safe, sound and sated on this holiday.

I'd like to start off with the Thanksgiving Proclamation laid forth by my *x10 grandfather,

*Governor William Bradford:
"Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetables, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as he has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience.

Now I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of 9 and 12 in the day time, on Thursday, November 29th, of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty-three and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Pilgrim Rock, there to listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings. "
--William Bradford
Ye Governor of Ye Colony

~~OK... on to Star Wars:
Our own Mr. Pablo Hidalgo AND Pete Vilmer (with Steve Sansweet) will be appearing at 3 different events in the upcoming weeks.

I was also looking through some old papers that I'd saved and came across an article from OMNI Magazine in May of 1983 on Richard Marquand and Return of the Jedi. You can read the article HERE.

I always find it strange to read old articles, this one was no exception. It conjured up fond memories of my days reading each OMNI cover-to-cover. And, unfortunately, the awful eighties. Even though their "factual" articles on the latest in scientific research or discoveries was at times laughable I did find the reading enjoyable on a certain level and continued to read the magazine until it's overdue death in the early 1990's.

I found another article, again from OMNI Magazine, on the medium of radio and the "modern" production technology that goes into shows such as The Empire Strikes Back radio drama from 1983 and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a personal favorite. Essentially it's a review highlighting production technology.

Other updates to the site can be found HERE.

Enjoy!
LM


*(10th generation grandfather)
- It may interest some of you to know that author Troy Denning is also related to Governor William Bradford.

1 comment:

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

DarthBC
A bounty hunter, a sith, and a do-good jedi

date Posted: Nov 24, 2005 4:04 AM
Wow, it is my birthday too.