Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Everyday Thoughts: Grateful Thoughts

Did everyone had a grateful and restful Thanksgiving Day and a nice extended break?

I am a week late with this post despite the fact that I had this simple Turkey Day greeting all lined up. As luck would have it, my wifi internet connection was down for the extended weekend. Although initially disappointing, it was a bit of a blessing in disguise as it was a break from social media and the drama there. Is it getting worse out there in social media world or is it just me?

Regardless and more importantly back to the point of this post. 
I have found this illustration years ago and it was an instant favorite. Why you may ask? Well, I will counter that question with my own question:

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see this illustration?

(Don't forget you can click on the image to enlarge it.)

You know you are a spanking enthusiast if the first thing that comes to mind is probably something different than what Pilgrim Smith here, had in mind; ever grateful upon seeing this helpless heroine. Yes, did your mind wander to....all the way to....yes, a spanking!

Okay perhaps you thought a caning, a strapping or a belting - I’ll take those answers as one in the same with my answer of a spanking.

However, If I shared this image with most of my friends, male friends in particular, I am pretty damn certain that "a spanking" would not be the first thing to come to their minds.
So I ask, am I truly amongst like-minded friends here in blogland? If so, please let me know honestly what was the first thing to come to YOUR minds?


A few extra random thoughts:
By the way, am I the only one who thinks Pilgrim Smith looks like he already had both his share of  the Thanksgiving feast, plus hers and then some? I was lead to believe the Pilgrims were starving until the Native Americans brought them food...
Oh, lastly, did you spot the lurker?


  1. Yes, spanking of course.

    Actually, the Indians were not doing very well nutrient wise either. Life was difficult for all. Crops became more abundant after the Pilgrims abandoned communal farming.

  2. A spanking was the first thing that popped into my mind. ;)

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

  3. Enzo:

    she is thankful that the wind is cooling her well spanked bottom!!


  4. You're definitely amongst like minded friends! Of course I thought of a spanking! ;)

  5. Bogey - Of course.
    And thanks for the historical information; I learn something new every day.

    Cat - Thanks for helping prove my point.

    Sunny - Ah yes, a birching – The historically accurate answer!

    Rick - I didn’t think of that past tense scenario, which would match the inset illustration better.

    Lilli - Of course you did! and thanks the confirmation that I am amongst like-minded friends.

    Thanks ALL for commenting.
    So I guess no one spotted the lurker in the illustration.

  6. Merry Christmas Enzo!!

    I hope the holidays will be great for you and yours.


    P.S. I spotted the lurker

  7. Rick - Belated Merry Christmas to you as well!
    Hope you had a great holiday season.
    Thanks for the well wishes and am even happier
    that you found the lurker.

    Surprised no one else saw that nice added little touch.

    Best always,


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