Friday, November 23, 2018

Bates Thanksgiving Snapshots 2018

As they do every year, most of the Bates clan gathered at Papa Bill and Mama Jane's farm in Honea Path, South Carolina, to celebrate Thanksgiving with the extended Bates. Even the Websters came up from Florida. Below are a few snapshots from their gathering.

Alyssa and John Webster, Allie Webster, Zoey Webster, Lexi Webster
The Websters
Alyssa Bates Webster, John Webster, 
Allie Webster, Zoey Webster, Lexi Webster
 
Carson Paine, Brooklyn Paine, Erin and Chad Paine, Everly Paine
The Paines
Carson Paine, Brooklyn Paine, Erin Bates Paine,
Chad Paine, Everly Paine
 
Lawson Bates and Allie Webster
Lawson Bates and Allie Webster

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Photos courtesy of Alyssa and John Webster, chadanderin.com, lawsonbates.com

27 comments:

  1. I always enjoy the Thanksgiving episodes with Mama Jane and Papa Bill , can't wait to see this one.

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  2. MO- Looks like everyone was having a wonderful time! Such a fun time of the year. I'm sure Mama Jane and Papa Bill enjoyed having the family together to give thanks. :o)

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  3. Lovely pictures, nice to hear the tradition lives on - hope S.C. was not too cold - here in NJ to was terribly cold.
    Happy Holidays to everyone

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  4. Oh such cute pix! Lawson seems like a sweet Uncle.

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  5. I have been sick this Thanksgiving. Praying for y'all. Pray for my family

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  6. I’m interested in what religion Pap and Mama Jane follow and what Papa did for a living? Also, why doesn’t Gil live on their property like his siblings?

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    1. They are Methodists.

      Mama Jane was a nurse and Bill worked in the judicial system. They also owned a grocery store. Gil accepted Jesus in 10th grade via a coach that opened a church for athletes ( which Gil was as a football player and wrestler). Not sure why he and Kelly didn’t settle on part of the 80 acre farm Bill & Jane own like his 2 siblings???

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  7. Allie Jane hair is getting so long and I love Lexi Mae curls. So cute. Did everyone visit Papa Bill for Thanksgiving?

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  8. Well, we'll probably see this Thanksgiving episode around Mother's Day.

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  9. I love the Webster girl's gingham dresses. Awesome!

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  10. Where does everyone stay when they visit???

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  11. I, too, am curious about the religion of Gil's parents.They seem to belong to a 'regular, mainstream' faith as Mama Jane has a nice short hair do and wears regular clothing.
    I believe the time has arrived that they are simply too many people for one lady to cook for and house. Isn't it time that perhaps KELLY COOK for the holiday and have Gil's parents over? Time for his mom to begin relaxing on the holiday.

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    1. I agree 5:37 and have thought that for years.

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    2. Some people just love to do it!! I’m sure there is lots of help with prepping, side dishes, desserts etc. I personally think the turkey is the easiest part๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ˜„

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    3. I remember reading somewhere that Gil’s parents are Methodist and Gil became “born again “ as a young man.

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    4. That is incredibly rude to call the Bates abnormal. Just because you believe in skirts and long hair doesn’t make you weird. I happen to think that short hair and pants make a women look like a man.
      Also Kelly hosts I Love You Day. If Mama Jane was too feeble to do Thanksgiving inam sure Kelly would.

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    5. Whoa, 7:05. Saying women who have short hair or wear pants look like men is extremely rude. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
      Mama Jane is far from feeble. In a previous Thanksgiving episode, Kelly explained that Jane likes to be in charge in the kitchen and had shooed Kelly away from helping.

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    6. What if the men cooked, since even they presumably get 2 days a week off from their regular job, and countless years in retirement.

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    7. 7:05- I'm trying to figure out which poster referred to the Bates as being abnormal or weird. Those are your words, not those of 5:22.
      The comment was that Gil's parents belong to a regular mainstream faith. The Bates abide by a doctrine that is not mainstream- from their stance on birth control to the clothes they wear. You can read negativity into a statement of fact if you wish, but that doesn't mean it was intended to be. Your comment about women with short hair/wearing pants looking like a man does come across as very negative.

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    8. What is regular in regards to clothing and what is considered a "regular" mainstream faith?

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    9. Regina- I look at it this way- If the Bates belonged to a "regular" mainstream church, they would not have attracted the attention of any TV network. They stood out because of their large number, as well as their very conservative wardrobe choices. Not using birth control and adhering to strict dress codes are part of their religious beliefs.

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  12. Oh my goodness! Alyssa's family is just way too cute!! Such amazing clothes,and always matching! Perfect fashion!

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  13. When is Carlins wedding? We are not hearing anything on it. Hope all is well.

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  14. Updates on Lawson and Nathan please!

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  15. I don't see anyone calling the Bates 'abnormal' in these posts. Where do you get this from?

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  16. I always wonder the same thing at 7:47. I know its a little town so they must stay at hotels in neighboring areas maybe Greenville or spartanburg.

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