Thursday, November 22, 2012

Harvest Celebration of 1621


Happy Harvest Celebration of 1621!  That was what the first Thanksgiving was called.  I read this great article in Smithsonian Magazine, and thought you might enjoy it too.  Lots of interesting stuff about the first Thanksgiving (as we call it now), and what food was (and wasn't!) served then. 

The article also has some good stuff about how we got to the holiday we now celebrate. It seems a certain Mrs. Hale petitioned thirteen presidents, until Abraham Lincoln gave the official holiday the go-ahead...  (Man. We should call it Mrs. Hale day!)

So, if your day is a little hectic, as holidays can sometimes be, take a little break, read the article, and then wow your friends and family with Thanksgiving Fun Facts at your holiday table!

Above all, please enjoy your day.  Even if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, why not take a little minute to be thankful anyway?


9 comments:

  1. Sweet posting for today, Adele. Have a wonderful day!!

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    1. Thank you, LOL! I thought of you yesterday. We were in a candy shop in Big Bear, and they had these barrels of candies, one of which was full of Tootsie Rolls! I took a photo, and will have to figure out how to get it to you!

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    2. E-mail :) or via 'message' on Facebook :).

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  2. That's just great. I love Thanksgiving. A whole day, just for counting our blessings!

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    1. It's a good day, isn't it? I love the way it has no real stressors attached to it. This year, we even avoided cooking, but eating Himalayan food in Big Bear. It was The Best!

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  3. thank you mrs. hale! (who knew?)!

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    1. She was tenacious, and I love her for it! :)

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  4. Hope your 'Mrs. Hale' day was a good one! It really is my favorite holiday:)

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