Psalm 136:1 King James Version (KJV)
Yes, it's Thanksgiving already! This year is moving by fast, it'll be Christmas in no time and then 2017.
At my house, turkey is the guest of honor at our dinner table. We add other dishes such a stuffing, cranberry sauce, pea salad, sweet potatoes, and greenbeans. This year my lovely daughter is preparing our Thanksgiving dinner at her home. For the first time in many, many years I won't be cooking.
Here are a few interesting facts about Thanksgiving. Hope you enjoy:
1. Close to 46 million turkeys are eaten for this holiday.
2. Nearly 88% of Americans eat turkey for Thanksgiving.
3. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade began in 1924.
4, In 1621, Thanksgiving was only a religous holiday.
5. in 1777 all 13 American colonies celebrated a day of Thanksgiving.
6. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November as a
federal holiday, Thanksgiving,
a day of giving thanks.
7. The first Thanksgiving (1621) lasted 3 days. It was held by the founders of the
attended by 53 colonists
and 90 Wampam.
8. Sample menus:
In 1621 - swan, goose, duck, venison, shellfish, pumpkin, lobster, and root vegetabes.
Today - turkey, stuffing, corn, yams, pies, ham, cranberry sauce, and potatoes.
Thanksgiving is just one day now set aside to give thanks for our blessings. However, we should be thankful every day for our blessings and look to them for encouragement.
As women (and men) over 50, we have lots to be thankful for. The very fact that we are still alive and able to celebrate another Thanksgiving is a grand one when you consider how many people are no longer living and will not be celebrating this holiday with their families
Live for today - enjoy today while you still have it. Tomorrow is not here yet and may never be - but we have today.
"As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Do you serve any unusual foods for Thanksgiving? Do you cook or does someone else in your family cook? What is one of your favorite memories about Thanksgiving? Do you have any good recipes to share? What one thing are you thankful for this year?