Monthly Archives November 2013

Giving “Thanks” on Thanksgiving Day & Beyond

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It brings me together with my crazy relatives, I get to eat gourmet food and drink fine wines, and it reminds me of what I have to be grateful for. The history of Thanksgiving is not really what we were taught in third grade, but is convoluted with political twists and turns. The Pilgrims who sailed this country aboard the Mayflowerwere originally members of a Puritan religious sect called the English Separatist Church. They had fled England in the early 1600′s due to religious persecution and sailed to The Netherlands to seek refuge. They enjoyed life in Holland for a
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