THIS IS A SEPIA SATURDAY POST
Greetings to all.....my post is in honor of Thanksgiving Day celebrated in America and always on the fourth Thursday of November. I have a "somewhat" Thanksgiving theme for you all. Even Canada celebrates a similar national holiday on the second Monday in October.
I open with what many people will be celebrating this Thanksgiving and have many times before as well...
Strangely enough, like all holidays there seems to be several stories or celebrations for one holiday. In short, this day in the United States is a national holiday in acknowledgment of divine favor, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
Or, another definition is, from 1863, what Americans have termed the First Thanksgiving which celebrates giving thanks to God, for safely guiding them to the new world. The First Thanksgiving lasted for 3 days and provided food for 13 Pilgrims and 90 native Americans.
Another version says in 1621 when the Pilgrims settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the U.S. tradition was celebrated with a meal held at Wampanoag. In any event Thanksgiving Day in modern times is still celebrated with dinner, usually always turkey and pumpkin pie as just two of it's forever dishes!
Another much anticipated event in November is hunting and trapping season, especially for deer.
This is about 1900....and courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society... and Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude, - E. P. Powell.
He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
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