Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Another year has rolled around to one of America’s favorite holidays: Thanksgiving. The name says it all and says it beautifully. This is a day to give thanks. 

DH had a minor surgery on Tuesday, nothing serious, just a tune-up. After we’d picked up a pumpkin pie and a nut pie from Wildflower for our Thanksgiving dinner, he said, “I’ll tell you what I’m thankful for. I’m thankful for medical professionals, for nurses and doctors who, when something goes wrong, can fix you up.” I said an amen to that.

I’m thankful he’s still with me. As many of you know, he had a major heart attack, which we were told he should not have survived, in December of 2015. But his heart made an amazing recovery and he’s now in excellent health. So, on this day, I’m giving thanks.

What are you thankful for?

I listened to several Thanksgiving background music videos and this one is my favorite. Peaceful, a little jazz, pop, guitar, flute, even a touch of sitar. Mellow. Enjoy!

FunFacts about Thanksgiving (Source) (Source)

  • In 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November our national holiday of thanksgiving.
  • Congress made Thanksgiving Day an official national holiday in 1941.
  • Every Thanksgiving Day, it’s estimated that 42 million Americans drive fifty miles or more to celebrate with family and friends.
  • The top turkey producing states in America are: Minnesota (who leads the way), North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, Virginia and Indiana.
  • The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade took place in 1924.
  • Black Friday isn’t just for shopping. Apparently, it’s the busiest day for plumbers, too.
  • Four places in the United States are named after the turkey: Turkey, Texas; Turkey, North Carolina; Turkey Creek, Louisiana; and Turkey Creek, Arizona.
  • Only male turkeys gobble. Females cackle.
  • Here’s a quote, explaining why turkeys are called turkeys: Why is it called a turkey? Oh boy, this will take some explainin’. Back in the day, the Europeans took a liking to the guinea fowls imported to the continent. Since the birds were imported by Turkish merchants, the English called them turkeys. Later, when the Spaniards came to America, they found a bird that tasted like those guinea fowls. When they were sent to Europe, the English called these birds “turkeys” as well. (Source)

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