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Thanksgiving Day Twenty-Twenty

Alas, hordes of ravenous relatives from very far and even near, Won't be celebratin' at dear old Grandma's bountiful board this year, Since the corona virus pandemic has spread an ominous cloud of doom. But hold on! Perhaps you can celebrate via the miracle of Zoom! You can enjoy from afar your green bean casserole and punkin pie, Not havin' to tolerate obnoxioius Uncle Clyde sloppin' gravy on his tie! Clickin' a button will mute Grandpa's interminable prayer of grace, And spinster Aunt Alice's spewin' inane babble at a furious pace! The mute button will silence any brawls about politics and religion, And silence cousin Cletus crowin' about his thrivin' stocks a smidgen! It won't be the same savorin' pleasant aromas from Grandma's kitchen, But won't the mute come in handy to silence all the bickerin' and bit..... in'! (The censors at Soup scrubbed the last word in the last line but I think you get the point!!!)

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Date: 11/10/2020 4:53:00 PM
Hello Bob … I trust you had a great birthday celebration. Now your poem; how great is the mute button. It keeps the annoying at bay - thank you Bob - Lindsay
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 11/11/2020 10:56:00 AM
Thank you, Lindsay. I keep the mute button on my TV very busy - ha! I assume you folks down under celebrate Remembrance Day like we do Veterans Day today - Your brave souls are a great fighting force and have stood by the USA in many a battle. Thanks for that -Bob H
Date: 11/10/2020 1:24:00 PM
good one, and I see below here that you got POTD too. Way to go!!!
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 11/10/2020 2:12:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. Glad you liked. Hope you and your family enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends sans Zoom!
Date: 11/9/2020 10:00:00 PM
Bob, this was such an entertaining romp through the family tree around the Thanksgiving table. Thank you for bringing your very unique brand of humor and insight to the Soup bowl, and a hearty congratulations on your POTD honor! All the best, John
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 11/10/2020 9:00:00 AM
Thank you, John. Glad you enjoyed. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! - Bob H
Date: 11/9/2020 12:31:00 PM
I can relate to some of these relatives with a smile Robert. I enjoyed your highly amusing and entertaining poem of our new times. Congratulations on POTD! Very deserved my friend. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 11/9/2020 4:57:00 PM
Thank you so much Connie. It was composed with considerable tongue in cheek but reading some of the comments it must have struck pretty close to home with some folks - ha! I pray you will have a blessed Holiday Season despite all you have gone thru this year. Best always - Bob H
Date: 11/8/2020 9:56:00 PM
Come on.There must be at least one relative you can tolerate. Also if you did this orally on Tiktok,you could use any curse word that's in the English language.Think of the possibilities! Seriously,really love this poem.Oh,sorry,I just saw how old you are.No one is going to care what you post on Tiktok. Happy 90th birthday!
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 11/9/2020 10:08:00 AM
Thanks, Joe. Appreciate your comments. And you're right - at age 90 I think I've earned the right to say what I damn (oops sorry soup censor) well please - ha! A happy Thanksgiving to you and yours - Bob h
Date: 11/8/2020 9:25:00 PM
All rightee, then... This is a very clever poem. Congratulations on POTD. I wish you Happy Holidays, even during Covid. Stay safe.
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 11/9/2020 10:06:00 AM
Thank you Carol - glad you enjoyed. Happy holidays to you and yours as well - Bob H
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Date: 11/9/2020 5:05:00 AM
Sorry Carol. There must be a glitch. I tried to delete my comment but couldn’t. Meant for another post.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/9/2020 4:57:00 AM
Thanks so much, Keith. We’ve missed you here on the Soup. It’s been a bit quiet but nice to see you back. Congrats on POTD.
Date: 11/8/2020 6:26:00 PM
The Year twenty twenty has been a different and difficult year for all. Even though there are some that cannot celebrate Thanksgiving the normal way- there is a way to still be together, in a sense. Your thoughts caress gently around me and make me smile as well. Congratulations Robert, on Poem of the Day. :) Brandy
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Date: 11/9/2020 10:05:00 AM
Thank you, Brandy for your kind comment and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours - hope you don't have to spend it with Zoom!!! Bob H
Date: 11/8/2020 3:37:00 PM
Even the censors couldn't deny you POTD, Bob. Congrats, my friend! Thanks and Appreciation, Gershon
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Date: 11/8/2020 4:41:00 PM
Thanks, Gershon. As the old saw goes "There's more'n one way to skin a cat (to get around the censors"! Have a grand week my friend - Bob H
Date: 11/8/2020 3:36:00 PM
Hi Robert, I enjoyed your humorous write. It’s so apt for the Thanksgiving season. The rhymes and content were good as well. Families across the nation will have “ zoom” holiday gatherings. Congratulations on getting the poem of day. It was deserved. Enjoy the rest of your day my friend:-) Alexis
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 11/8/2020 4:45:00 PM
Alexis: Thank you for your most kind comments. I'm always happy when my meager attempts at writing are appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family - Bob H
Date: 11/8/2020 2:12:00 PM
I adore and admire your awesome rhyme and incising humor, Robert. Your witty and marvelous pen prevails with POTD honors! A well deserved recognition for a very worthy piece. Your talent shines! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 11/8/2020 2:32:00 PM
Thank you so much, Susan. Best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob H
Date: 11/8/2020 1:45:00 PM
WOW!!!! Absolutely incredible ink Robert! I loved it and enjoyed reading this so very much! Congratulations on your well deserved honor of POTD!!
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Date: 11/8/2020 2:31:00 PM
Thank you, Mark. Your encouraging comments mean much to me! - Bob H
Date: 11/8/2020 11:14:00 AM
Oh this is so amusing, and a big congrats on your POTD :)
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Date: 11/8/2020 11:42:00 AM
Thank you Akkina! I am always happy if my writes elicit happy emotions. Best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob H
Date: 11/8/2020 11:04:00 AM
This pandemic has rune everything for everyone on this earth. Robert, congratulations on POTD. Hugs Eve
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Date: 11/8/2020 11:39:00 AM
Thank you, Eve, so much! Yes this covid things has reeked havoc - hopefully some day we can get back to some semblance of normalcy. Best to you - Bob
Date: 11/8/2020 10:04:00 AM
Congratulations for your POTD. ~~
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Date: 11/8/2020 11:38:00 AM
Thank you, Victor, for your kind congrats. It encourages me to try to come up with more nonsense! Best on you - Bob
Date: 11/8/2020 10:03:00 AM
CONGRATUATIONS BOB. We are not zooming it.not a chance. Nor Christmas. Well written and HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO A FINE MAN AND SUPPORTER. MUTE BUTTON. LOL Patriot Pangie xxxxxx
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Date: 11/8/2020 11:37:00 AM
Thank you so much Pangie! Have a great holiday season with your family sans the zoom gadget! I cherish your support and comments - Bob H
Date: 11/8/2020 9:10:00 AM
Very amusing Robert, it’s good to be able to zoom into Grandma’s room, not so good unable to taste the food... Congratulations on poem of the day. Belle
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 11/8/2020 11:34:00 AM
Thank you so much Belle ! Glad it gave you a smile. We sure need pleasant uplifts today. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours - Bob H
Date: 11/8/2020 8:33:00 AM
Outstanding piece. I had to laugh at how appropriate each line was to my experiences! Loved the rhymes. Ah, those censors. Gotta love 'em! Thanks for sharing this piece, and congratulations on P.O.T.D.!
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Date: 11/8/2020 11:33:00 AM
Thank you so much Milton! Glad it gave you a laff and brought back, hopefully, some fond memories of Thanksgivings past - Bob H
Date: 11/8/2020 8:26:00 AM
Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. win. Way toooooo cute and funny. I mute the TV all the time. Never thought about a mute for a dinner. This is priceless. Enjoy your win..............
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Date: 11/8/2020 11:32:00 AM
Paula, thank you. Nice to hear from you and best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bpb J
Date: 11/8/2020 7:32:00 AM
Congratulations Robert L.Hinshaw on POTD...Enjoyed the read...a mute would nice to have sometimes...
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Date: 11/8/2020 11:31:00 AM
Arturo, many thanks. Stay warm in HI - snow predicted here in Colorado. Appreciate your support and encouragement as always - Bob H
Date: 11/8/2020 7:00:00 AM
- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d., Bob :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/8/2020 11:30:00 AM
Thank you, Anne-Lise. Always great to hear from you - Bob H
Date: 11/8/2020 6:59:00 AM
Robert, congratulations on receiving POTD with this wonderous poem, a FAV for me _Constance
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Date: 11/8/2020 11:29:00 AM
Thank you Constance. Appreciate your support and encouragement over the years. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours - Bob H
Date: 11/8/2020 6:28:00 AM
The silver lining Robert. Congratulations on POTD! :) Linda
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Date: 11/8/2020 11:28:00 AM
Thank you, Linda. Silver lining indeed! Best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob H
Date: 11/8/2020 3:58:00 AM
Bob, a great poem, love the humor! Congratulations on POTD
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Date: 11/8/2020 11:27:00 AM
Thank you, Tania. Appreciate your taking time and commenting - Best on you - Bob
Date: 11/8/2020 3:50:00 AM
Cute and funny.... God bless you and congrats on POTD
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 11/8/2020 11:26:00 AM
Thank you, Regina. I'm always happy if my nonsense elicits emotions, especially smiles! Bob H
Date: 11/8/2020 3:04:00 AM
It is a double whammy with yet more humour being awarded POTD along with Jennifer's POTW many congrats Bob:-) hugs Jan xx
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 11/8/2020 11:25:00 AM
Thank you Jan - glad you enjoyed the humour in the thing -Bob
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