Thursday’s Windows – Pinocchio

Sandra Conner’s Thursday’s windows has come around once again.

On this Thanksgiving Day, I decided to post a shop window in Venice for the theme.

You might be wondering what Pinocchio has to do with Thanksgiving. Well, really not a lot, except that he was first seen floating through Times Square with his 44 ft nose, in the 1937Β  Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Photo from The New York Times Photo Archives.

This parade has been held almost every year since 1924, when Macy’s Department Store held its first Thanksgiving Day parade. It has been cancelled only twice, during World War II, when rubber and helium were needed for the war effort. This year will be the 86th annual parade, and once again, Pinocchio will be there amongst the sixteen giant balloons which will be marched down the parade route. They’ve certainly scaled down his nose this year, and he no longer looks as though he’s been stung by a whole hive of angry bees. πŸ™‚

Photo from Google Images.

My son and grandchildren are there in the thick of it, and he informs me that later today, they are expecting fifty people for Thanksgiving dinner, and twenty of them are small children. 😯

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68 comments on “Thursday’s Windows – Pinocchio

    • Yes, I agree with you about Pinocchio. Fond memories of reading that book. My son tells me that they actually had 60 people turn up, some who he didn’t know from Adam. πŸ™‚ It all went off very well though. Crazy for a sit down dinner. Lots of tables involved. πŸ˜€

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  2. Oh thats a fantastic tie -in with Windows Thanksgiving et al ! Hope it all went well with the HUGE crowd for your family πŸ™‚
    I think Pinnochio has lost something with his make over .. not just his nose lol he looks less cheeky !

    • Thanks so much, Poppy. Spoke to my son this morning, They actually had 60 people turn up for the dinner, some of whom he didn’t know at all. πŸ˜€ It went off very well, but there was no turkey left over.
      I agree with you about Pinocchio. His ‘nose job’ is a bit too cute. πŸ™‚

  3. That is funny… I haven’t seen him in a parade in ages. πŸ˜‰
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    • My son told me today, that they had 60 people actually turn up for Thanksgiving dinner. Some of the invited ones had brought along their friends too. A bit of a cheek, I think, but it went very well. No, they didn’t have caterers. Did it all themselves. πŸ™‚

  4. What a great picture of that Pinocchio float back in the day. It’s hilarious. The nose. Ha must have taken a lot of volunteers pulling that float down the streets of New York, but it doesn’t look like too many. The new Pinocchio looks much improved, what face lift πŸ™‚ Hope you had a good Thanksgiving, although don’t know if you celebrated out there in South Africa, if you didn’t well … I hope you had a great dinner. πŸ™‚

  5. Love the Venice shop window. And I would have never thought of Pinocchio and Thanksgiving being tied together. I guess the new Pinocchio has become more honest in his old age! Happy Thanksgiving, Sylvia!

  6. Wow…. what a great imaginative take on the theme (as usual) Sylvia! I loved the first picture! The thought of 50 people for dinner is giving me fits. I think I need to go lie down…. πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks, Gunta. I think I have a mind that sometimes goes off at a tangent. I also couldn’t begin to imagine what 50 people for dinner must be like. I’m glad we didn’t go up there to add to the number. I’m sure they all had great time though. πŸ™‚

  7. Wonderful photos! I don’t know if I could handle 50 people for dinner (and that many children at once) – your son is a very brave man! πŸ™‚

    Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  8. Gosh!!! 50 people!!! He took the saying – Go big or go home seriously!! In both instances πŸ˜‰
    And that first Pinocchio – now that is a nose!!!

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