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Townsend TN: Sweethearts Dinner Special This Weekend

In the Townsend area?

Treat your sweetheart to dinner this weekend at Smoky Junction Restaurant:

Smoky Junction Valentines Special




Free ECookbook: Sweets For Your Sweet

Download a free eCookbook full of recipes to cook for the one you love:

Sweets for Your Sweet: 22 Cute Dessert Recipes for Valentine’s Day eCookbook –Whether you’re planning a romantic evening for two, or looking for a fun recipe to make with the kids, you will find it here. This free recipe ebook includes cake and pie recipes, mousses, cupcake recipes, drinks and other Valentine’s Day dessert recipes. We have everything from Chocolate Cherry Cake and Perfect Tiramisu to Flourless Chocolate Cake and Orange Scented Hot Chocolate, plus lots more.

Blessings and happy cooking,


For even more eCookbooks and recipes, please see my recipes tag archive.

Free Paula Dean Recipes And Holiday Hosting Guide

More recipes…

Head over to Smithfield Foods and get your free Holiday Hosting Guide from Paula Dean plus find something delicious to make in Paula’s Recipe Collection –over 200 recipes in all!



Blessings and happy cooking,


More Free Thanksgiving Audio

littlepilgrimsepia Thanksgiving Poems, Music and Stories

“Poems of Thanksgiving” and “Land of the Pilgrims Pride” are this week’s programs from Homeschool Radio Shows.

Music For Thanksgiving is a nice little collection of hymns and classic folk songs in midi format.

More Thanksgiving music can be found at The Holiday Spot’s Free Thanksgiving Music page (these are also midi files).

At The Story Home, you can download an audio of Thanksgiving On Grandfather’s Farm –a short story by Maud Lindsay from “More Mother Stories”.  (I haven’t listened to this one yet.)

Some Thanksgiving History

Listen to America’s Thanksgiving Proclamations of the past and be thankful!

Go to FreeAudio.org’s Thanksgiving page, download the free mp3s and listen to “Governor William Bradford’s Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1623”, “President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789” and “President Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863”.

One last thing…

If you haven’t downloaded them already, Homeschool Freebie of the Day has left several of their Thanksgiving resources up this week including Let’s Sing About Thanksgiving + More!





If you have slow internet service, a download manager is very helpful. I use the free Orbit Downloader to schedule large and multiple files for downloading overnight.

Free Old Time Radio Thanksgiving Shows

Some free Thanksgiving entertainment from the past… 

OTRCat.com’s Old Time Radio Thanksgiving  -7 free Thanksgiving episodes from various old time radio shows:

  • Burns and Allen: Gracie Buys a Live Turkey (1942)
  • Gunsmoke: Turkey Shoot (1958)
  • Our Miss Brooks: Thanksgiving Program(1950)
  • The Jack Benny Program: Jack Dreams He Is A Turkey (1943)
  • Command Performance: Thanksgiving Special (1944)
  • The Challenge of the Yukon: Thanksgiving (1946)
  • Sam Spade: The Terrified Turkey Caper (1950)

You can find more free Thanksgiving episodes on the daily downloads page.

Want even more? For only $5.00 you can order the OTRCat.com Thanksgiving Collection cd and listen to over 30 hours of Thanksgiving-themed radio shows from the past.

Remember “Father Knows Best” ? It was a radio show before it was a television show and you can find many of them at the Internet Archive:

Father Knows Best Radio Shows

Scroll down for two Thanksgiving episodes; “Thanksgiving Show” and “Thanksgiving Dinner”.


Blessings and happy listening,



If you have slow internet service, a download manager is very helpful. I use the free Orbit Downloader to schedule large and multiple files for downloading overnight.

Free Thanksgiving Notebooking Pages

I’ve uploaded my “Thanksgiving Memories” notebooking pages that I made last year and posted at my old site. You can find them here:

Free Printables|Pawpaw Holler Home

File is 2 pages with places to record the date, place, guests, menu and notes.

Stay tuned…I’ll be adding more free printables in the coming weeks!


Blessings and enjoy,



For even more free educational resources, please check my education freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling Page.

Free Thanksgiving EBooks: Planners And Recipes


Thanksgiving Planners For Everyone

Holiday Planning Book  –Make your own holiday planner with a little help from Ocean Spray –just choose the sections and topics that you want to include in your ebook and click “create”.

YumSugar Thanksgiving Planner  –Basic 1-page planner.

Free Thanksgiving Menu And Planner  –Thanksgiving shopping list and recipes from Leanne Ely, 7pages.

    –Includes 3 different menus, tips and activities for younger and older children. Compliments of  www.MenuPlanningCentral.com

Free Thanksgiving Planner –Nice little 8 page planner in notebook format. Ebook includes blank calendar; pages for the menu, guest list, seating arrangement, notes and ideas; recipe cards and shopping list. Some of the pages can be used as Thanksgiving notebooking pages.

How To Dance Through Thanksgiving  –This extensive, 27-page report from Common Sense Living contains: tips for starting early, a housekeeping plan, shopping lists, menu planning, checklists, recipes and more.

Thrifty Thanksgiving Ebook  –Tips and ideas from Money Management International for a frugal Thanksgiving; including planning, decorating, traveling, stretching your Thanksgiving dinner, leftovers, traditions and much more.

Thanksgiving E-Cookbooks

Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Hotline Recipes Cookbook  -Collection of 30 recipes from Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, Nigella Lawson, Jean-George Vongerichten, Mario Batali and many more. Download the full ebook or individual chapters.

Thanksgiving With Diabetes Cookbook –17 delicious low-carbohydrate Thanksgiving recipes from DiabetesDaily.com. You must create an account (free) to download ebook.

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe Ebook –Sign up with Quality Health and download this little ebook of 21 healthy variations of Thanksgiving recipes.

Taste Of Home Thanksgiving Cookbook –Free digital edition of Taste Of Home’s October/November 2009 Complete Thanksgiving Cookbook edition. Very large file –44.4MB. More past issues available.



This Week At Homeschool Freebie Of The Day: Holiday Helpers, Cookies, Gingerbread And Thanksgiving Songs

Homeschool Freebie of the Day has a great line-up of holiday freebies this week.

Monday, November 16: The Christmas Cookie Plates Project (pdf ebook) – This excellent ebook by Sheri Graham contains complete instructions on how to make over 30 cookie plates PLUS recipes, shopping lists, planning forms, and more! The "Cookie Plates Project" begins right after Thanksgiving, so you will want to make sure to save it, then print it out so you are ready to start!

Tuesday, November 17: How to Avoid the "Embarrassed Parent" Syndrome this Holiday Season (mp3 audio) -In this concise audio seminar, Cindy Carrier shares some practical training strategies and tips that can help make your holiday season more peaceful as you deal with parties, over-indulgence, selfishness, and more. Great tips and training suggestions!

Wednesday, November 18: Joyful Momma’s Guide to Christmas Gingerbread & Other Holiday Treats (pdf ebook) -This little ebook is all about Gingerbread and other Christmas treats, including instructions and patterns for making a gingerbread house, some great recipes for Gingerbread, Venetians, Turkish Delight and some favorite hot beverages your family will enjoy around the holidays.

Thursday, November 19: Let’s Sing About Thanksgiving (mps audio & pdf lesson guide) -A vintage Thanksgiving-themed music lesson from back in the day when rural schools got their music lessons over the radio. Learn some simple songs about Thanksgiving, and hear a short story about the Pilgrims. PLUS: An extra classic Thanksgiving Audio program for your listening pleasure!

Friday, November 20: Making the Holidays Family Friendly (pdf ebook) -Penny Raine brings us this excellent guide to planning holiday times for your family so they are nurturing, memorable celebrations instead of unrealistic, high-stress occasions. Don’t miss this!





For even more free educational resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling Page.

Free For One Week Only: Five New Craft EBooks

FaveCrafts has rolled out five new craft ebooks and for this week only, they’re free!

Ebooks include:

Low-Cost Kitchen Crafts eBook –39 low-cost crafts; redecorate your kitchen, make refrigerator magnets, a recipe box and more.

Quick and Thrifty Crochet eBook –25 quick and easy patterns including dishcloths, baby items and more “one-sitting” projects.

Quick and Easy Knitting Patterns eBook –24 projects to knit for you or a friend; afghans, bath mitts, items for children and babies.

Easy Lace Knitting Patterns eBook –12 elegant lace knitting patterns including tops, scarves, wraps and even a baby layette.

Quick and Easy Christmas Crafts eBook –25 quick projects for ornaments, decorating your home, greeting cards, children’s holiday crafts, gift ideas.

Don’t forget, they’re free for this week only.


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Free Fourth Of July Old Time Radio Shows

Updated August 25, 2012

Free Fourth of July Old Time Radio Shows –4 free MP3 downloads of old time radio Fourth of July episodes, from OTRCat.com.

  • You Are There: “July 4th, 1776 Philadelphia” from March 21, 1948
  • Calling All Cars: “July Fourth in a Radio Car” from July 4, 1934
  • Meet The Meeks: “Planning a Company Picnic ” from July 3, 1948
  • Our Miss Brooks: “July 4th Trip to Eagle Springs” from July 3, 1949

Adventure Ahead: A Tooth For Paul Revere -originally aired on September 9, 1944, free MP3 download from OldTimeRadioDownloads.com.

The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere –from CBS’ On Stage 1953 radio show, free MP3 download, also from OldTimeRadioDownloads.com.

The American Trail -American History serial drama that aired in 1953, free from the Internet Archive. Episodes for the Fourth of July:

  • Dispatch to New York (story of the adoption of the Constitution) -episode#1
  • The Brave Flag -episode#13

These can be listened to online or downloaded as an MP3 file to your computer.

Cavalcade of America -historical drama broadcast in the 1930s-1950s, free old time radio shows, also from the Internet Archive. Listen to online or download the MP3 files of these episodes for the Fourth of July:

  • The Declaration of Independence -episode #13/#14 in the audio player
  • Yankee Independence -episode#63/#59 in the audio player
  • Patrick Henry -episode#161/#153 in the audio player
  • Benedict Arnold -episode#181/#172 in the audio player
  • Valley Forge -episode#195/#186 in the audio player
  • The Gentleman from Paris (Marquis de Lafayette) -episode#261/#251 in the audio player
  • The Hated Hero of 1776 (Thomas Paine) -episode#350/#328 in the audio player
  • General Benjamin Franklin -episode#489/#464 in the audio player

Want even more Fourth of July radio shows? Order the OTRCat’s $5 Fourth of July Collection CD of 103 old radio show episodes, or the $10 Patriotic Collection of 73 different episodes on 2 discs.

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Happy listening,


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