Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gobble, gobble?

Watching the final episode of The Next Iron Chef with baited breath, one of the two remaining contestants stated that at the first Thanksgiving feast, there was no turkey...(slow exhale)...what???
Thanksgiving Day

Hmmm. On a mission to find the truth, I read several articles, (including one from William Bradford, who was actually at the first Thanksgiving Feast in 1621), I came to the conclusion that yes, Mr. Iron Chef, they did have turkey. While the wild turkeys were just one of the many birds consumed then, they also had venison. Have you ever seen any children drawing pictures of deer for their Thanksgiving feast? What if the President pardoned a deer instead of a turkey? I know, I'm just being silly now.

Jennie A. Brownscombe

You can never do any kind of research online without finding waaaaaayyyy more than you wanted to know originally. For instance, did you know that there are many disputes as to the actual original date of the first Thanksgiving? Not to mention, which country actually had the first Thanksgiving. Canada celebrates Thanksgiving the second Monday in October, the U.S. the fourth Thursday in November. And on, and on, and on.

The snow on our pumpkins (yes it snowed here in Washington today!) reminded me of the whole reason we believe the Pilgrims celebrated with a Thanksgiving harvest. They were thankful to God for their lives, for the Native Americans that taught them how to plant crops, and for those bountiful crops that would enable them to survive the harsh winters of Massachusetts.

They were simply
Thankful. To. Just. Be.

I don't know about you, but that certainly puts things in perspective for me.

With that said, what are you THANKful for?

Wishing you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving.
Lisa ;-)


Voondi~ Cher said...

Hi LIsa, Hi Sally~ I am thankful for the freedom, health and inclination to create, I am extemely thankful for a wonderful family, a great home and special friends...there's a lot, oh yes! Cheryl/ Voondi

Karen said...

Happy Thanksgiving to your families, too! May EVERY country be in a race to see who can be the most thankful to God for ALL He has provided! Gentlemen, start your praises lol!

BirdSong said...

Dear Lisa and
Sally and Your Beautiful Families,

I am thankful for friends that have always made me feel more like Family....

Love ya, Sue xoxo

Andy's Attic said...

I am thankful for many many things....being alive, husband, family , friends. Hope you and the family have a blessed Thanksgiving.

The Little Red Shop said...

First, may I just say that I LOVE your header! What a gorgeous picture! I am thankful for new friendships! This blog world is so incredible and it's been so much fun to find so many like-minded creative Christian sisters via the web...and on top of get to meet so many of ya'll in real life! What a fun year it has been!

May God bless you and yours this Thanksgiving, Lisa!

: )

Julie M.

P.S. said...

The snow is beautiful! I am thankful for Faith,Family and great friends like you!

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Stay warm!!!

Lissa said...

I hope you enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday. We do have so much to be thankful for.

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