Gobble, Gobble

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, the centuries-long celebration of the Autumn harvest.

The original Thanksgiving event occurred in 1621 when Plymouth colonists shared a feast with the Wampanoag Indians to celebrate the first successful corn harvest. While the celebration lasts for one day in modern times, it lasted for three days during the original festivity.

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving an official holiday, and it remains a celebrated event to this day.

What is your fondest memory of Thanksgiving?

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1 Comment

  1. Grannybunny

     /  November 23, 2012

    When I was a little girl growing up in Detroit, my Dad would take my older sisters to the Hudson’s Department Store Thanksgiving Day Parade, while I stayed hope to help my Mom cook. It was my choice, as I’ve always loved food and cooking/baking. While we were getting the turkey ready for the oven, my Mother got a phone call that seemed to drag on forever. At one point, she told the caller she hadn’t yet “sewn sew up the turkey.” Eager to get the show on the road — and as I surprise to Mom — I sewed up the turkey while she was on the phone. The problem was, we had not yet inserted the stuffing, so my handiwork was all for naught! I was 4 years old; it’s my earliest Thanksgiving memory.

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