Wednesday, November 2, 2022

November Joys

College Football 

Go Tigers!

November 16, 1963 (yes, I looked up the date) I watched the Yale at Princeton football game in Princeton with a tall, young man named Bob. Not a boyfriend, but a good friend. This was the first ever American football game I saw. Of course I didn't get anything of what was happening on the field, but the atmosphere, the joy of it all, was such that it was easy to understand how important this tradition is and will be for as long as there are colleges in America.  

Yale 7 - Princeton 27 ~ Joy for us in the stands. 

Presidential Pardon

I'm sure the turkeys receiving the Presidential Pardon are not feeling joy at the moment. But once they're back in their new home, happily clucking away, they must feel some joy. Maybe they will at least be joyful that all the fuss is over with and they can get on with their lives. 

Families Gathering for Thanksgiving Dinner

May all Thanksgiving Dinners across this wide and varied land be without family dramas and just filled with joy. 

Which is as it should be.

Have a joyful November my friends, particularly you, my friends in the Nordic countries, where the dark season is setting in, making some of you feel a bit down, knowing the turn toward lighter times is well over a month away. 

Lighter days will come though, as they always do. In the meantime, joy will come from unexpected places or people. As it always does. 


  1. Hari OM
    Let there be some joy in each and every day. YAM xx

  2. I'm sure today the day after your surgery there is not a whole lot of Joy but at least your post is joyful and I pray now for a quick healing and that you will feel Joy and that people will bring you Joy and that you will give joy to others as you heal

  3. Had to smile at the family dramas at Thanksgiving. The dramas seem to be a given in our family but usually the day is also sprinkled with a hefty dose of joy.

  4. Wishing you Joy and healing and thinking of you as you recuperate from your surgery.

  5. I am praying for you this week too! Take care and get better soon! We love you, Diane

  6. Thinking of you and wishing for a good recovery.

  7. Thinking of you and praying for you daily!!

  8. You are in my thoughts, dear Inger, as you recover from surgery. I have never been able to comprehend football or the fascination it holds for so many people.


  9. Stopped by and see that you are having surgery . I pray all goes well for you!!

  10. Hi Inger - good to see the post and those past remembrances ... I've never seen an American ball game ... I hope all is relatively easy considering 'life' ... there most definitely is joy and always we see people in the most appalling conditions having a smile, or a laugh ... the human condition always find little places of smiles or chuckles - thank goodness. Take care and with thoughts from a very wet soggy south coast hinterland! Cheers Hilary

  11. Hi Inger, I hope you are resting comfortably and that you are healing quickly and that you are being cared by your faithful friends and Faith.
    Wishing you Joy and peace and sunshine.

  12. We're all thinking about you and hope you are at home by now and resting comfortably. Sweet hugs, Diane

  13. Thinking of you and sending lots of good wishes.

    All the best Jan


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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