Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving today!! Wishing great health, safety and prosperity today and also throughout the whole holiday season and beyond. . .

Happy ThanksgivingDay ! ! !

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A Brief History:
Origination: The Pilgrims and Puritans who started to make this land the free land it became today. August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail to America with 102 passengers, including 40 Pilgrims in a quest to find a land with gold and more. All were were real rough people who learned, taught by Indians to live off the land and make prosperity from scratch led by William Bradford. There were a lot of stories of the famous feast between Plymouth Colony settlers and the Wampanoag Indians in November of 1621, but the outcomes in those days are possible but questionable as they were not exactly documented well. They did not feast on turkey but on deer, seafood including mussels, lobster, and bass, plus fruits including pumpkin. There are also documented legend stories making a Spanish fleet that came ashore in St. Augustine, Florida, not Massachusetts with another, earlier Thanksgiving in North America. in the year 1565. The eventual Puritan migration started across the Atlantic in the year 1630 with the original ship docking Massachusetts Bay Colony after the pilgrims were not heard back from assuming a success as since there was no communication, they were really taking great chances. No other boats were referred to as pilgrims either after the initial Mayflower voyage.

United States Evolution: The first Thanksgiving in our government was in order celebrating the Battle of Saratoga, by George Washington gave the first Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789 on October 3, 1789, designating for “the People of the United States a day of public thanks giving” which happened to be on a Thursday on the 26th day of November in that year–the original day the holiday was observed. It marking a first national celebration of was to become commonplace in most households. After Washington there were several modifications, but close in proximity was Jefferson’s refusal to celebrate the holiday in standing with his family’s religious beliefs. President Lincoln proclaimed the annual holiday on the final Thursday in the year 1863.

20th Century: Even though real pumpkin was on the original table, pumpkin pie was not a tradition until a molasses shortage in 1705 in Colchester, Connecticut. Cranberries made there way on today’s table due to an advertising campaign by Ocean Spray in the 20th century. A spinoff of Thanksgiving was the invention of the T.V. dinner when Swanson ordered way too much turkey in ’53 and came up with a solution in order to prevent tons of spoilage. Football and Thanksgiving goes back a long way to the year 1876 with the universities of Yale and Princeton. In 1926 Macy’s held the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Butterball turkey caught on in the 1960’s from several years of promotion by the Swift corporation. President John F. Kennedy trialed the run of a first turkey pardon on November 19, 1963, only three days short of his unfortunate assassination. The formalities of pardoning a turkey became tradition in 1989 with President George H. W. Bush.

More Recently: Last year was the first Thanksgiving where several municipalities recommend families not to meet for the holiday, and hopefully the last. Despite out of control inflation, a turkey shortage, and recommendations from some in governing power, and that they practice hypocrisy and meet with their families, with the rush hour the way it was yesterday and the airport traffic, I am almost positive that this year is going to be a regular bash. I love to get together with family and honor our complete freedom and the flag that stands for our great country, and the heritage of our American roots. More articles on the subject of Thanksgiving and more can be found at the Smithsonian Institute website.

Celebrated: Most prominently Thanksgiving is celebrated with a get together of a mixture of family and friends. Also the Macy’s parade among other local parades, meetings and get togethers, Also do not forget–the professional football games of the NFL!

A Few Facts:
I am sharing a few facts, and more, some trivia, some not trivial. . .

Foods Served As a Thanksgiving Meal:

  • Turkey
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Stuffings
  • Dressings
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Heavy Dripless Gravy (24 Hour)
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Sweet Potato and/or Yam Sides
  • Vegetable Sides (Cooked)
  • Salads
  • Rolls with Butter
  • Apple Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • More. . .

The Present:
There have been many a discrepancy in recent times of the heritage of Thanksgiving and the year lineage. I again double and triple checked transcription and fact checked everything as stated above, and the years check out to be completely and realistically true–as stated above. Thanksgiving, everyday living has become a circus and facts should not be treated like a Hollywood script. Case in point–the pilgrims were still on the lands of England while some of the reporting that has been being reported, state other claims and dates as to the real heritage of our roots. The news and people in government need to be a lot more accurate in construing the facts. Thanksgiving is an important date!

The Future:
Thanksgiving will always be an important date! Let’s give and receive thanks with the holiday this great year and in the years to come. . .

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