Monthly Archives: November 2018


Happy Thanksgiving 2018

2018-11-25T04:05:03-05:00Tuesday, November 20, 2018|

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time - but only if you have friends family and budget -- for so many it can be quite the troubling time from family to feeling loss to even struggling to have a meal.  One of my most memorable Thanksgiving was spent dishing out meals for those less fortunate.  think about everyone and always be grateful. Modern Thanksgiving In the 19th century, the modern Thanksgiving holiday started to take shape. In 1846, Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of a magazine called Godley’s Lady’s Book, campaigned for an annual national thanksgiving holiday after a passage about the harvest gathering of 1621 was discovered and incorrectly labeled as the first Thanksgiving. It wasn't until 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared two national Thanksgivings; one in August to commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg and the other in November to give thanks for "general blessings." Native Americans Long before settlers came to the East Coast of the USA the area was inhabited by many Native American tribes. TThe native people knew the land well and had fished, hunted, and harvested for thousands of generations. The Settlers The people who comprised the Plymouth Colony were a group of English Protestants who wanted [...]