Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving

The tall person told me that it is a Thanksgiving holiday in the United States today.

He said the tradition traces its origins to a feast and thanksgiving prompted by a good harvest at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts in 1621.

He told me that when the colony was established at Plymouth they did not have enough food but the Wampanoag Native Americans helped them by providing seeds and teaching them to fish. I think that was a very nice thing to do.

I asked the tall person to tell me about the food they ate at the 1621 feast and he said it comprised of turkey, waterfowl, swan, venison, fish, lobster, seal, clams, berries, fruit, watercress, pumpkin and squash. Mmmm, I would have liked to have been part of that celebration!

For everyone celebrating Thanksgiving I wish you a very happy day. Enjoy your turkey (or turkey substitute if you are vegetarian).

15 thoughts on “Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving

  1. I didn’t know people in those period had turkey as meat, and that is why turkey is served for Thanksgiving day. Very interesting, Bassa!

  2. We had a wonderful thanksgiving. I ate too much and so did the collies! LOL…. Do they have a thanksgiving day in Georgia to give thanks to God for the blessings they have there… like you? 🙂 Hope you are having a great weekend! 🙂

    • Thank you Chuck and the Collies. I’m happy to hear that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have a lot of religious holidays here where we thank God for the wonderful things he has given us.

  3. Our Mum doesn’t even like turkey, so when she has Thanksgiving dinner at our house, she never has that. She apparently looks forward to making all the desserts–and eating them. BOL! x We got extra cheese after saying Hello to the family that was visiting.

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