While the first Thanksgiving is purported to have taken place in 1621 at Plymouth, Massachusetts, the holiday didn’t catch on for about another 200 years. But traditionally speaking, the original celebration was a feast that lasted 3 days and was attended by the Pilgrims and local native Americans who helped the Pilgrims harvest their first successful crops in the new world.
Turkey for dinner? There was not a gobble in sight. Rather, venison was on the menu, and most likely maize on the cob (corn) and maybe even cranberries (which grow particularly well in the peat bogs in Massachusetts). However, there were no pumpkin pies or potatoes, which hadn’t been brought to what we now call America. Too bad, they really missed out.
Besides food, football and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thanksgiving should be about giving thanks. And that’s just what we’d like to do.
First, we’re thankful for you, our clients, without whom we’d be out of business. So, thanks to all those we have been privileged to serve in 2016 and years past. We’re also thankful for all the clients we have yet to meet, and we’re sure looking forward to it. 🙂
We’re thankful for you, our loyal readers, of both our newsletter and here on our blog. We’re thankful that we live in America, which is still pretty great in our opinion.
We’re thankful for our family, our friends, both 2 legged and 4 legged, and our community. We’re lucky to live in a day and age where we can communicate will so many with such convenience.
We could go on and on, there’s a lot to be thankful for. But instead, we’d like to invite you to share what you’re thankful for. Please share with us by leaving a comment in the comments section below.
Oh, and of course, Happy Thanksgiving!
Libby, Ken, Anna, and Ed – Guthrie Group Homes
P.S. Please share this with your friends and family. Thanks!