Selfie by Izze

The extended Kaukonen Family… Jorma, Zach, Jenny, Vanessa, Sam, Ginger, Montana and Izze.

Vanessa and Ginger spent Wednesday night at the Ranch and the preparations were legion. We had lobster mac and cheese, spiral cut ham and of course… the bird. We also had home made corn pudding, pumpkin chile and well… lots and lots of delicious goodies not the least of which was a magnificent charcuterie board!

Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen

The first wave hits the beach!

A momentous moment in family Thanksgivings! Multi-generational… and the kids aren’t kids any more. Some days it just doesn’t get much better than this! Needless to say, there were enough left overs to feed… a lot of people.

Selfie by Vanessa

One of the prime movers reflecting on a job well done!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all out there!


  1. Comment made on November 26, 2023 by JJ Smith

    Wishing you and yours all the best.

  2. Comment made on November 25, 2023 by Bill from Wisconsin

    Handsome crew, Jorma! An abundance of love abounds. First Thanksgiving in 30 years with just the two of us, as other family was elsewhere. Not unusual for you, traveling as you do, but a change for us. Quiet, calm and no gluttony. Time to reflect on our blessings, so it was all good. Your beautiful song, Heart Temporary, was the perfect soundtrack for the day. And, only a dusting of snow, came and left, here in Wisconsin. Peace and best wishes.

  3. Comment made on November 25, 2023 by Brad

    And a Happy Thanks-Giving to all and all yours!
    I can only imagine all your thoughts, feelings, memories etc as you make preparations to return to your beginnings at the Fillmore.
    “The surest way to the heart is through song and story…I do not know why this should be, but I believe it to be true…Perhaps it is how we are made; perhaps words of truth reach us best through the heart, and stories and songs are the language of the heart.”
    Merlin, Stephen Lawhead

    AND, undefeated Buckeyes vs undefeated Wolverines today at noon! Hold on…
    Salute y’all

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