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Archive for November, 2008

A Thanksgiving Blessing

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Be sure and listen to this week's Red Belly Radio episode this week that features some of our Reservations folks, along with CEO Gary Kelly and his wife Carol as they cook Thanksgiving Dinner at the Ronald McDonald House.   My family and in-laws are all local, so our gathering is usually quite large. We always manage to "adopt" several single friends and... read more

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Other Holidays Can “Stuff” It!

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I've written about Nunu; some of you may know my dog's name is Kookalaka Fettucini; but my favorite silly name of all is the one that makes Thanksgiving one of my favorite days of the year: Gogi. Gogi is my grandmother; but she is really my best friend.  She helped my mom raise me, she has sewn more costumes than I can count, and boy can my Gogi cook!  My mouth is watering... read more

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Thanksgiving Then and Now

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I enjoy remembering Thanksgivings past with my mother and father, grandparents and siblings, spouse and two young children.  Those were the best of times with nothing but hope for the future and gratitude for home and family--nowhere to go but up!  There's still a picture somewhere of a turkey cake that took me three days to make and an hour for everyone to eat!  My sister... read more

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Thanks to all our Passengers!

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As Thanksgiving approaches, I ask myself what I am most thankful for.  I am most thankful for working for this amazing Company.  Southwest Airlines has given me so many opportunities in my life and will continue to provide that for me.  After reflecting further, I realize that none of this would be possible without YOU!  Our Passengers are the ones that pay each and every... read more

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It’s A Thanksgiving First

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Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday since it involves family, food, and football--all ranked in order of importance.  But Thanksgiving has been a bit different for me as of late since I no longer have any living parents.  So the dynamics have changed, but certainly not the meaning or significance, and I’m thankful for the many loving memories of Turkey Days... read more

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Thanksgiving China Style (China, Texas That Is)

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This year we are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at my house; my parents are driving up from China, Texas; my sister and brother who live locally will be joining us along with their families; and we are having a few friends over as well. Over the years, I have noticed that our Thanksgiving meals started to become real elaborate, and we started having a lot of fancy casseroles and... read more

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What’s on your “Thanksgiving List?”

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No matter what your current situation is, you can always find someone and/or something that brings a smile to your face and inspires you to give thanks.  If you were to make a list of all the people and things in your life for which you are grateful, how long would it be?  As Thanksgiving approaches, I've been reflecting on my own "Thanksgiving List," and if I were... read more

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Pinions Roasting on the Open Fire

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Family, the smell of pinion in the outside air, homemade cheeseballs for snacking, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, football on the tv all day, family, mom's big black turkey pan that she has used since I can remember, the china and crystal place setting we see twice a year, family, the STUFFING (my fav), my sister-in-law's sweet potato stuff with the gooey marshmallow... read more

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Paris at Thanksgiving

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We continue our special Thanksgiving week posts with more thoughts on the holiday from our Blog Team.    I admit that, in the past, I have taken Thanksgiving for granted, but not since 1991.  Here’s why.  For the month of November 1991, I had the incredible opportunity to work in Paris (France—not Texas!).  My former employer, Delta Air Lines, had just... read more

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Gratitude and Food

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To me, Thanksgiving is unlike our other holidays--and that's why it's my favorite of the year.  On the fourth Thursday in November we're not celebrating anyone's birthday, nor a group of fellow Americans, nor a change on the calendar.  On Thanksgiving, we simply celebrate thankfulness--being grateful for those we love, for those that love us, those that enrich our lives,... read more

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