A reenactment of the First Thanksgiving meal l when the Pilgrims invited the Native Americans who had helped them stay alive in the New World, of Plimouth Plantation, Massachusetts.
This is the one truly American holiday where families near and wide go to be with family to give thanks for our many blessings and enjoy a feast.
Another blogger said it was another commercialized day with no meaning and that is not true. Yes , Black Friday is the day after where the Christmas shopping season begins. The last few years , stores have opened up in the evening of Thanksgiving to get an edge on the shopping. but there has been a pretty significant kick-back of stores not opening unto the early hours of Good Friday, say 4 AM or 5 AM. I have to admit that my children like to go to the early am shopping and look for treasures and drink cocoa. The uproar has been that families need to be together to enjoy Thanksgiving and not working in a store. Granted, the Macy’s Day Parade is broadcast in the morning of Thanksgiving but families watch together as the turkey cooks. In the afternoon, there is college football for whomever is interested while the others have a cup of coffee and another piece of pie and catch up on family news.
Happy Thanksgiving! If you are reading this , then you have something for which to be thankful!
If you are interested in the history of this event, please watch the video. I used to have my third grades in Arizona watch it. Mesa Arizona is a long way from Plimouth ( the English spelling ) Plantation.
I hope you had a great wonderful Happy Thanksgiving Anne. I have been so busy with my crafting, cooking, and finding photos online, that I haven’t really kept up with very much else, except to write some pretty boring blog posts. This was a good way to remind people why we celebrate Thanksgiving, Now if only they would remember we will be celebrating a Birthday on Dec. 25, not a “holiday”, and the birthday is for a baby born in a barn, maybe they will cut back on the greed of the season, and begin using some common sense, making some of their own heart felt gifts that have meaning for each person, rather than looking at a price tag and trying to outdo what each one did the year before. Thus says the lady who crawled out early this morning and did something she never did before – shopped on “black” Friday. Hugs, Angie
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Gracious girl, what were you on a hunt for?