August 29, 2014

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A Penny For Your Thoughts

By Nancy Whitaker:


This week there will be a holiday in which we take the time and thank God for his bountifulness. We know the Pilgrims celebrated this holiday in 1621, but did you know it wasn’t until 1863 before this holiday, now known as Thanksgiving, was celebrated again?

We have all heard the stories about the Pilgrims and the Indians. We have been told stories of how the two groups gathered peacefully in Plymouth, Mass., to feast on juicy turkeys and colorful pumpkin pies.

The trouble is, almost everything we have been taught about the first Thanksgiving in 1621 is a myth. The holiday has two distinct histories. One report is what actually happened and then there is a another portrayed that is more like what we celebrate today.