The Pilgrims gave thanks for religious freedom and shared a meal in 1621 with the Native American Indians whom had taught them how to grow corn, fish and survive the bitter winters with warm coats made from beaver pelts. It wasn’t until George Washington was president that he made a Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789.
Today we have much to be thankful for and can each celebrate our freedoms with family and friends as we choose.
Linda’s grandchildren are many states away in New Mexico and started their Thanksgiving weekend by going “unplugged” – no computer games, no phones, no tablets. They began yesterday doing art projects like rock painting, making holiday window clings with puffy paint, and building a 1000-piece puzzle together.
Rosemarie and Allen are celebrating in their beautiful home in the Bay Area (CA) with 18 of their family. They are thankful for every chaotic, laughter-filled and food-infused moment. And anyone who knows this family knows it is a family that can cook!
To each of you, our friends, we wish you a joy-filled day.