Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

In the early 1600's, the Pilgrims left their home in England and came across the ocean to America in a boat called the Mayflower. They built their own houses, planted seeds they had brought with them, and made friends with the Indians, who were already living in America. The Indians taught them how to plant corn and hunt and fish for animals that they could eat.

The first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, to commemorate the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony after a harsh winter. In that year Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving. The colonists celebrated it as a traditional English harvest feast, to which they invited the local Wampanoag Indians.

Now every year we celebrate Thanksgiving to remember the brave Pilgrims and to give thanks for all of our blessings. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada.

"Soup's On!" (pictured above), a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) and 1st release in the Signature Series (2000) always reminds me of Thanksgiving, a day when family and friends gather together. In keeping with the holiday theme of giving thanks, during the socializing or meal, it's a time to share what we're thankful for and/or tell about experiences during the past year which have caused us to feel grateful.

Happy Thanksgiving to all who visit either the Website, Blog and/or Internet Cafe today.

5 comments:

Darcy said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
Enjoy the food! I know I will! LOL!!

Behr said...

Thanks Don. I hope you and your family has a safe and blessed holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Timon said...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you and your loved ones have a great day. I already watched Pocahontas this morning.

Enjoy your meals and shopping tomorrow!

Herc said...

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful day! Ate way too much. But that seems to be the norm.

cuatrecess said...

Happy Thanksgiving to YOU and YOUR FAMILY Don! And to all the WDCC collectors out there too!