Happy Thanksgiving to All and to All A Good Ni...Wait a Second!

Real Estate Agent with Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com TN License #326261

I love Thanksgiving. Today we have enjoyed a close family time, a tough to watch football game (I'm a Bears fan), and fabulous food. We are blessed in so many ways, it is great to take some time and give thanks. It doesn't get much better than this...except for one little thing.

Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all a good Ni...wait a second!It's become a tradition--who started it I don't know--to put up our artificial Christmas tree on Thanksgiving. My daughter calls it a monstrosity. Tammie calls it a necessity. I just call it a bear (or another "b word!).

It's a big tree. It's a little over twelve foot tall in the stand and takes two ladders and a whole lot of muscle to get it up. We've had this beauty for about seven years and by now there are more needles in the container bags than there are on the branches. My son says it's starting to look a little like a giant "Charlie Brown Tree". 

We got it mostly up (except for the top), as you can see from the picture, but unfortunately the tryptophan from the turkey is starting to kick in big time. We won't be finishing the tree tonight! More on our tree adventures later, but for now let's just say,

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tom White, REALTOR®
Franklin Homes Realty LLC
(615) 870-8169


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Comments (14)

Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

and a happy thanksgiving to you and one and all here in the rain as well!

Nov 27, 2014 09:37 AM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I'm exhausted. Is it time to go to bed yet? Oh, I still have a post to write.

Nov 27, 2014 09:41 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Tom.  And, maybe not so happy for the Chicago Bears.

Nov 27, 2014 09:55 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Tom- That is some tree and a great tradition.  Why not get it up now so you can enjoy it for some time.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and Tammie.

Nov 27, 2014 09:56 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Tom, Fortunately I MISSED the 'Boys get beat up by the Eagles today.  But we got to Interstellar and our Chinese take out for dinner.  And I suspect our cats would destroy any attempts at a Christmas Tree in our home :) 

Nov 27, 2014 10:06 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yea...I have been instructed to get the decorations in for saturday's start of decorating.

Nov 27, 2014 10:08 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thanks for a very timely post! Happy thanksgiving to you and your family too! Hopefully the market will give us all something to be thankful for in these last few weeks of 2014! 

Nov 27, 2014 10:48 AM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

My husband is a Bears fan too Tom White. It wasn't good. Huge tree by the way! I'm sure it takes a ton of lights to decorate!

Nov 27, 2014 11:21 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Happy Thanksgiving Tom, Tammie and family!

Nov 27, 2014 12:43 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Tom. Always a delight when family gets together. I'm sure when the decorating was done it was a sight to see. The Bears didn't do so well.

Nov 27, 2014 05:02 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Tom. If I'm not mistaken, putting up the Christmas tree is on my "honey do' list for this weekend.

Nov 27, 2014 05:39 PM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Tom, that's one heck of a tree! I can see why it takes a couple days to get it up and decorated. It was a tough game...I'm an Eagles fan and much preferred that game!

Nov 27, 2014 09:11 PM
Tom White
Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN


Tammie--I know how tired you were!

Fred--I think we're playing for a better draft choice right now!

Kathy--It's now Friday, and today's the day!

BLiz--Hope you enjoyed the movie!

William--We'll be decorating for awhile...

Lise--We are excited about the coming year!

Nicole--Bad time to be a Bears fan! Yep, the lights, um, I kind of hate that part!

Bob--Thanks, here's to a great weekend!

Joe--The decorating is a never ending job.

Michael--Oh well, it's got to get done sometime.

Amanda--Yep, the Eagles took it to them!

Nov 27, 2014 10:27 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hi Tom! We don't always put up a tree. It's just the 2 of us at home, so if we aren't having company during the season, we don't bother with all the extra work. This year we'll have at least 3 gatherings, so it will be worth it. My goal is to get the tree up by Sunday night (we are hosting a potluck on Monday night). If get to the ornaments that would be great. For now I just want it up!

Nov 28, 2014 03:18 AM