Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thanks giving?

Turkeys
Cornucopias
Pilgrim hats
Seasoned stuffing
Creamed onions
Cranberry sauce
Pumpkin pie

Uncles, aunts, grandparents, cousins, children

Relaxation and overeating

Who'll give thanks?


Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor
The "pilgrims" landed at Pilgrim Rock on December 31, 1620. Winter, struggles with poor or meager food, strenuous labor, biting wind that chilled to the bone, the ravages of disease. Half of the 102 Mayflower passengers didn't live to see Spring at Cape Cod Bay.

Edward Moran, Pilgrims Landing









Indian Aid and a Blessed Thanksgiving


But . . . God sent Indians: Samose, Squanto, and Massasoit to help the settlers plant and hunt and fish. That autumn there was a bountiful harvest, and their first thought? A feast to celebrate God's goodness. NINETY tall braves accepted the invitation to that feast.

We teach our children to say thank you and please. Let's let our thanksgiving this year raise to the heavens!




Trivia Question:
Which country first adopted Thanksgiving as a national holiday?



Quote:
Got no check books, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night. ~Irving Berlin

4 comments:

Daniel & Regina said...

England was the first country

Belinda said...

England was the first country.

Caroline said...

Are you guys good, or what?

Arlene said...

England was the first country.