In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I Thess 5:18
Thanksgiving brings about great memories of the turkey and dressing, green beans and potatoes, pecan pies, sweet potato souffle, or a number of other delicious dishes that appeared
on Mother's table. There was always company, bringing more scrumptous dishes. And, we ate until we couldn't eat anymore. We sat and talked, and then had cake or pie and coffee. What great memories!
The tradition has passed down into the families of the children. I usually have my children over on Thanksgiving. I usually cook a turkey breast, make the dressing that everyone loves, and also have
a ham. The dinner might not be as big as those I remember when I was young, but good, just the same. We build memories for the children and the grandchildren that they can some day share with their young.
Let's not forget to give thanks this Thanksgiving to the one that made it all possible, our heavenly Father.
Christian's Declaration of Independence
On June 20, 1676, the governing council of Charlestown, Massachusetts, held a meeting to determine how best to express thanks for the good fortune that had seen their community securely established. By unanimous vote they instructed Edward Rawson, the clerk, to proclaim June 29 as a day of thanksgiving, our first.
Did you know that, although the Pilgrims had a feast after their first harvest in 1621, that it was never repeated, and was not the start of our 'traditional' Thanksgiving?
Do you know which President declared the first Thanksgiving holiday?
Do you know when the American tradition of Flossing was started?
There are common myths about the Mayflower history. Do you know them?
The typical American Thanksgiving dinner includes turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, a sweet potato dish, a dish of beans, and a pumpkin pie. For recipes more likely to have been used by the Pilgrims, visit "Eat like the Pilgrims". They have, among their
many recipes, one for baked turkey with chestnut dressing.
What is your idea of Thanksgiving? Read Thanksgiving Thoughts
Mayflower Web Pages: History and Genealogy
Plymouth MA - Its History and Its People
OTHER THANKSGIVING LINKS
Learn2 Roast a Turkey
Thanksgiving and Turkey Recipes
She Helped Give Us Thanksgiving
Grandpa Tucker's Rhymes and Tales
The First Harvest-Home in Plymouth
Thoughts on Thanksgiving - a Devotional
Annie's Thanksgiving Welcome Page
Thanksgiving At Peggie's Place
Thanksgiving With The Sawhooks
Thanksgiving at PaversNest
All About Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving Poem
World Class Giant Pumpkin Home Page
Atlantic Charter:1942 by Frances Brett Young
Pilgrim Myths and Realities
Pilgrims and Puritains: Background
Last Will and Testament of Myles Standish 1655/1656
The Pilgrims and the Wampanoag
Thanksgiving eCards from DaySpring
Blue Mountain E-Cards
Care 2 cards
In Thanks Written by Pat Upchurch
|There is always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for
it. Right now, I'm sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles
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Thanks to Peggie for this award November 24, 1997!
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