Briggs: From Clark Gable to goofy animals, regional folks discuss about the ‘weird’ issues they are grateful for

Happy Thanksgiving, every person! What’s not to like about a vacation filled with scrumptious foods, loved ones, pals and a very little football (if that’s what you’re into)?

When you talk to people in the U.S. this time of calendar year (and really, any time of year) what they are most grateful for, prospects are they’ll say their well being, folks to appreciate who adore them back again, and that they dwell in a awesome area.

Of program, which is what I’m in all probability most grateful for, also. But I wished to dig a tiny further with everybody this holiday break period. So I requested some buddies on Fb the following question:

“What are the bizarre or slightly quirky factors you are grateful for?”

“Back Then with Tracy Briggs”

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I gave them a number of of my examples off the top of my head:

  • I’m grateful for the film “White Xmas,” which would make me smile every stinking time I look at it. It helps make me think of Christmas with my mother, dad, sister and brother.

  • I’m grateful for Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford and Sandra Bullock, whose motion pictures usually entertain me.

  • I am grateful for dim chocolate sea salt caramels, the world’s most ideal food.

  • I’m grateful for the emotion I get when I see my “very low tire” light-weight go off immediately after I fill my tires with air. It makes me come to feel like this sort of a developed-up.

You get the drill. I was completely delighted with the responses I been given. I’m just sorry I do not have the place to include things like all of them.

But in this article are a choose several. Thanks, every person!

  • I’m grateful for the recipes that my relatives made and passed down — specifically this time of calendar year! — Emma Vatnsdal.

  • I am grateful for chilly winter season nights when you change on an old basic film that has Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Lee Marvin in it. All the previous greats of Hollywood. You place on your flannel jammies, make some popcorn and I am in absolute heaven — Beth Quesnell Bouley.

Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Bob Hope and David Niven in 1959, laughing because they knew how grateful people would be one day to cuddle up in pajamas and watch their movies. Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons / Special to The Forum

Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Bob Hope and David Niven in 1959, laughing for the reason that they understood how grateful individuals would be a person day to cuddle up in pajamas and look at their motion pictures. Public Area / Wikimedia Commons / Exclusive to The Forum

  • I am grateful for my ukulele. Is there a happier instrument? I say no. — Penny Andrist.

  • I’m grateful for Stephen King, who has supplied me untold hrs of delightful chills and entertainment. — Sandi Paulson

“I am grateful for smoked almonds and ginger ale. Eating these two foods jointly tends to make me really feel like I’m on a plane heading someplace.”

– Jane Skunberg

  • I’m grateful for Foods Community baking championships. Persons usually talked about them and I just didn’t tune in, until lately. What a good escape on wet days! — Cheryl Lausch.

  • I’m outside of grateful that my German mother manufactured positive I knew how to make great lefse (she realized from my Norwegian dad’s mom when they had been initial married). It is a particular aspect of just about every holiday season and I treasure equally the recollections and the end result of these classes. — Julie Rutherford.


Butter and sugar on lefse is definitely worthy of thanks. Forum file photo

Butter and sugar on lefse is surely worthy of thanks. Discussion board file image

  • I am grateful for Hallmark Christmas movies. — Susie Ishaug-Schroeder.

  • I am grateful for smoked almonds and ginger ale. Consuming these two food items together makes me truly feel like I’m on a aircraft likely somewhere. I am also grateful for ice cubes with holes in the middle. Once again you only get these on a airplane. — Jane Skunberg.

So as you sit about the Thanksgiving desk this year, ingesting turkey with all the fixings, check with all people how they could solution this concern, then be grateful for the weird responses.

Pleased Thanksgiving!