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Pea Soup?


Canadians have had Thanksgiving in October, but our Americans friends are giving thanks for their good fortune and blessings this week, on November 23.

I had a thought about Thanksgiving. Why not have pea soup instead of turkey? It’s all around us with this fog as thick as pea soup.

November weather tests us hard

Makes us eat more, donning lard

On the thighs and round our ribs,

We wish the weight scale told us fibs,

Now we need to eat some more,

Friends and family at the door,Β 

Time for all to meet and greet,

Turkey dinner can’t be beat,

But with fog like thick pea soup,

Why not feed it to the group?

Not enough, I hear you say,

We want roastΒ  turkey anyway.

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I know we are all thankful for what we have. It’s not just about the food, but about giving and sharing, and loving our treasured family and friends everywhere.


***If you are a writer, you might be interested in my post on my Anneli’s Place blog.***



Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

29 thoughts on “Pea Soup?

  1. I love your poem. Yes it is pea soup day today but better than the pouring rain coming home from Victoria yesterday.
    Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends.

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  2. We’ve had periods of thick fog too. Right now the turkey sounds good and I’m looking forward to it.

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  3. Thick fog here too. Burned off by 8 am.

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  4. Pea soup sounds good – but turkey much better! Turkey makes the fog go away – nothing but sunshine after…. we wish that this happens! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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  5. Blessings to you, Anneli.

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  6. That is a beautiful picture! Mmm Turkey

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    • Thank you. Very drippy day, but I’m wishing right now that we were having turkey tomorrow. Not being American, we’ve already had ours last month and will have to wait for Christmas for the next turkey dinner. But you enjoy!!!

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      • Ha! Yeah… You would be amazed how many young Americans don’t think about the fact that the whole world, is not, celebrating American Thanksgiving tomorrow. Thank you very much


      • This reminds me. I drove from Michigan up through Toronto once on your Thanksgiving weekend. I didn’t know at the time it was a holiday weekend. I was amazed at how bad the traffic was, not realizing we have picked the worst weekend timing ever to head to Canada for business, lol


  7. so lovely!!
    I do enjoy ‘looking’ at the fog and mist; driving in it, not, so much! I kind of miss how reasonably priced Turkey is, over there…. YUM!

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  8. A good pea soup instead of turkey anytime! πŸ™‚
    Great poem πŸ™‚

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  9. It was pea soup here yesterday morning, Anneli. I’ll take turkey soup over pea. πŸ™‚

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  10. We are so very blessed. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my family and dear friends. I am looking forward to a delightful dinner of roast turkey and all the trimmings we enjoy so very much. Your poem is very thoughtful Anneli. At this moment we have skipped the fog but the downpour is certainly cleansing the air.

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    • We’ve had fog and rain and wind, alternating for over a week. Today we have glimpses of blue sky and it’s amazing how energizing that can be. More wind and rain on its way tonight. Wish I could join you for the turkey dinner and the festivities. Have fun.


  11. Thank you Anneli. Appreciate you.

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  12. Yum….I love pea soup!

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