Happy Thanksgiving From Ireland

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American followers. Being a sad man, I looked up the number of views Fractured Faith has had this year. Of the 79,053, over 45,000 of these were from the good old U.S of A. I have no idea what you see in the ramblings of a Northern Irish man but I am thankful today for all of you. Have a great day, don’t eat too much turkey and let’s hope the Redskins beat the Cowboys!

How are you Thanksgiving Day?

I hate Guinness and I’m Irish. What national treasure do you despise?

What NFL/College team do you follow?

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

51 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving From Ireland

  1. Food-wise I can’t think of anything I despise. Actually, I despise not the UT Volunteers, but the fact that around these parts (Knoxville, Tennessee) they are the religion! So, I suppose that I despise the UT fan base’s idealism! lol… As for food, I’m flexible.


  2. I love my country, but on Thanksgiving I have no interest in football, maybe because others are so obsessed with it. One of my favorite writers, Erma Bombeck, suggested that a law should be passed that any man that watches more than 15 consecutive hours of football may be declared legally dead. 😉

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  3. I am German and I hate sauerkraut. Another one is I was raised with sugar free syrup. So I prefer sugar free syrup over regular syrup, which I find too sweet.


  4. Yay Dallas Cowboys! I married a redskiner. I too hated Guinness when I drank. But for us here in southern central PA -moved here a year ago from Baltimore we thoroughly love Cranberry sauce! Btw hubby relatives are from western Ireland and mine are from Kilkenny Ireland! Xoxox


  5. Thanks for the Thanksgiving wish! We have traveled 13 hours by car to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to practice being thankful with a friend. Thankful to be able to take the week off to be able to do it. No football or black Friday involved.


  6. I live in Buffalo & we all know that Canada celebrates in October they’re right over the border. It’s the same day as our Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day.

    I adore pumpkin pie but I adore almost everything. My mother prefers sweet potato pie. My son likes french vanilla ice cream with his pie but I like whipped cream with my pumpkin pie. Vanilla ice cream belongs with apple pie.

    Everyone here talks about it being a “family day” but I haven’t been invited to a family event in years. It used to bother me but it doesn’t anymore. I’m at the point where I prefer to stay at home & cook. I’ve been cooking for three full days. I did a ham with mac & cheese on Tuesday & yesterday, I baked two loaves of bread & the pumpkin pie & today, it was the homemade stuffing for the turkey & then roasting the turkey, making the mashed potatoes & gravy, acorn squash & corn bread. We also had a green salad. It was just my son & me. I LOVE THANKSGIVING. I LOVE TO COOK. I was totally exhausted by 4:30, all the dishes & clean-up & I went to bed at 5pm !!! so here I am up at midnight with a cup of tea. But it’s a beautiful full moon & I am THANKFUL to be sober today.

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  7. Hi Stephen, thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes. I have Irish in me, would love to visit someday. I grew up playing softball and watching baseball, still ok with me as a national pasttime. I love apple pie and turkey dinners, holidays in general. Now with a relationship with God, holidays mean more than they ever did.


  8. Thanks you, very much from Colorado. A little belated, but thanks. We had a slightly historic occasion on this thanksgiving. We had four generations at the table. Told my father and mother in law to hang in there. I wanted it to become six. National treasures I despise? Well, nothing’s coming to mind. And I’m a Broncos fan (as long as they’re winning of course, and they haven’t been a lot of that since Peyton Manning retired).
    Ireland is one of the places on my bucket list. Of course their’s so many places on my bucket list I want to visit that I may never die. SUPPOSEDLY, some of my ancestry comes from Ireland. The trail get’s a little dim in places, and I may have to settle for a genetic test to be able to claim that. Either way, I’d love to see your country.


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