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Happy Thanksgiving.


To say it has been a strange year is an understatement. Like many people, we often focus on what is wrong in our little world rather than what is good. Even with social distancing, masks, politics and the whole lot, we still have a lot to be thankful for.

We here at Raised on Hoecakes hope that you, your families and friends pause for a few moments today to consider and be thankful for all the blessings in your lives. We want to thank all the people who make this little corner of the blog-o-sphere happen as well as those who stop by and read the posts.

Have a great Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Proclamation
New York, 3 October 1789

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Open Fire Shrimp With Black Pepper Butter Sauce – 1600’s Recipe.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We have some things that we need to attend to, so we are not writing much today. We apologize for that, but will leave you with this tasty recipe from the era of George and Martha Washington.

We’d like a little shrimp with our butter, please.

We don’t know why this looks so tasty to us, but it does.

The cookbook mentioned in the video can be found here from Amazon.

BOATLIFT – An Untold Tale Of 9/11 Resilience.

America and Americans at their finest.

Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan.

“I have one theory in life: I never want to say the words ‘I should have.’ If I do and I fail, I tried. If I do it and I succeed, better for me.”

– Vincent Ardolino
Captain, Amberjack V

How To Deal With Pesky Trespassing Kids.

Every night I would get an alert from my driveway security camera, and at first I was a bit annoyed, but then I found myself looking forward to the evening alert. And then inspiration struck, in the form of my wife giving me this great idea. What transpired has turned into the best part of an otherwise dreary pandemic summer.

This video almost brought tears to our eyes.

In the age of “Karens,” and “Darrens,” and division amongst everyone it seems, this guy and his wife went a different route.

Looking Back At A United Country.

We had forgotten about this and the time when as a country, we were united.

We didn’t always agree, but we loved America and wouldn’t let anyone – foreign nations or internal dissent – ruin America.

We miss those days.

President Bush’s Opening Pitch at Yankee Stadium After 9-11

P.S. Make sure you have voted!

What Should Be.

Devonte Cafferkey, 13, Sammy Farah, 14, and Shawn Young, 12

Remember way back when in July of 2017 when five Cocoa teens stood by and watched a disabled man drown in a pond? The incident raised lots of eyebrows as the teens mocked the man before he slipped under the water to never surface again. No charges were ever filed and although some people wanted new laws to be made that would force people to help others, that didn’t happen either. (Frankly, it shouldn’t.)

In 2018 in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire which is near London, England three teens came upon a situation where instead of laughing and mocking, they took action.

Three boys were coming home from school when they found themselves in the middle of a harrowing situation.

A deeply troubled man was sitting on the edge of an overpass with a rope around his neck about to take his own life.

Which Door Will The Ball Hit?

It’s Sunday, so take a day off from politics, pandemics, and storms and figure out the puzzles in this Rube-Goldberg-eqsque challenge of “Which Door Will the Ball Hit?”

I Wanna Be Rich.

Something to think about…..


Now I was born with the nature of a driven man
If I could dream it I could reach it, gotta thank my Dad
And when the odds are against, step up and knock it to the fence
Push away all the doubt that is coming at ya
Who could blame me
For trying to reach your stars
And who could blame me
For trying to top those charts
I’ve always heard dead presidents can’t buy love
And all the riches of the world ain’t ever gonna be enough

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