Posts Tagged ‘thanksgiving’
November 24, 2011 by Alison Grisham
By Alison Grisham I’m not a history buff nor someone who sits around pondering the past on a regular basis. But I am from Massachusetts, just 30 minutes from Plymouth, which means I’ve been to Plymouth Plantation, where the Pilgrims first settled, about a dozen times. I’ve toured the little huts, seen the reenactments and thought about how miserable they must have been without indoor plumbing. So on Thanksgiving, I can’t help but wonder about the details we don’t get from the history books, like how they made it through that first meal.Read More...
November 17, 2011 by wcobserver
Over time the “Holy Day” gradually became the holiday. What began as a day of special religious significance for individuals and groups broadened into a day of observance for national or cultural celebration. A holiday is a day out of the ordinary, separated from the normal routine of work or school. It is often a day of rememberance and reflection on our guiding principles and helps us understand who we are.Read More...