A Holiday Poem

@nanette64 (17949)
Fairfield, Texas
November 23, 2017 9:52am CST
Thanksgiving Day is a day we all know, turkey and dressing while the desserts flow. But do you remember when and where it began? In 1621 on Wampanoag Indian land. Those of the Mayflower were starving to death, the Plymouth Colonists needed a harvest. The Indians helped them and showed them how, as thanks there was a dinner which is what there is now. One interesting fact that has become obscure, it wasn't turkey that was the lure. Do you know what meat was near? Think about it......it was Deer. Most people forget the meaning of this day, with all the bells and whistles, parades and play. What should be remembered is the suffering and strife, that our ancestors faced to have a life. Be blessed and grateful for what you eat, and hope that History never repeats. Enjoy your day and remember to pray, for those that may not have it the same way.
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@MALUSE (43584)
• Uzbekistan
23 Nov
Congratulations! I knew about the origin. I used to teach it to my pupils.
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@nanette64 (17949)
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Nov
See? I'm not as dingy as some people think @MALUSE .
@MALUSE (43584)
• Uzbekistan
23 Nov
@nanette64 dingy -- new word for me Who are the people who dare think this?
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@nanette64 (17949)
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Nov
@MALUSE Dingy: crazy, odd, strange. Actually it's a shorter version of 'ding-a-ling': stupid, foolish, or eccentric. There's a few people here who think I'm all of these.
@amadeo (73281)
• United States
23 Nov
yes but then one cannot help every one .It is not that easy.good poem there.Blessing
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@nanette64 (17949)
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Nov
Very true on the helping out @amadeo . If only we had millions of dollars. Thank you and you have a wonderful, blessed day.
@amadeo (73281)
• United States
23 Nov
@nanette64 thank you
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@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
23 Nov
Great poem! Happy Thanksgiving to you!
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@nanette64 (17949)
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Nov
Thank you @Happy2BeMe ; you have a wonderful day too.
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@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
24 Nov
@nanette64 thanks :)
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@RasmaSandra (19752)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Nov
Yes I knew the original beginning was completely different. We must always be grateful for what we have and count our blessings.
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@nanette64 (17949)
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Nov
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• , Montana
23 Nov
Love it happy thanksgiving