Here's a great colonial thanksgiving tale - about an 'all American patriot grandmother in training'.
During the Revolutionary war, this lady - Helen - was employed as a housekeeper for an American patriot general. When Thanksgiving time came around, Helen saw the pumpkins in the local market and her thoughts turned to pumpkin pie.
But what about her general? Did he want his housekeeping money spent on pumpkin (pie)? You must remember that very few people - patriot or otherwise - celebrated Thanksgiving at this time. Helen was one of the few who did, and she learnt...
I decide to come up a list of things to be thankful for.
1. Family- You may not always agree with members of your famiy but you should be thankful for having a family. Sadly some people I've met in my life lost a family member while they were young. I wish they could have that member of heir family back.
2. Friends-Whether they are someone in your hometown or the other side of the world always treasure your friends.
3. Health-Be thankful you have your health because some people in the world are not as blessed as you.
This is really too short to be considered a proper article but I just want to take the opportunity to wish my American fanpoppers a very happy and peaceful Thanksgiving Day!
Here in Australia we do not celebrate Thanksgiving and I know that many other countries don't either. But it strikes me that maybe Thanksgiving Day should in fact be celebrated worldwide.
We all have our problems at times and difficult hurdles to overcome in life but when all is said and done, don't each and every one of us have thanks to give? I believe we do.
Thanksgiving is coming up, and that's bad news for turkeys. Families all across the U.S. will sit down and eat these intelligent and social animals—a sad ending for these birds, who spend their lives crammed into filthy, windowless sheds and have their beaks and claws cut off without any painkillers.
This Thanksgiving, give turkeys a break and start a new family tradition by ditching the meat and opting for a cruelty-free turkey alternative. There are so many alternatives to pick from: Try Tofurky Roast, Celebration Roast, or cranberry- and stuffing-flavored Tofurky Deli...