Happy Thanksgiving!

happy-thanksgiving-calligraphy-text-illustrated-260nw-743717227Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday – even though the Canadians have one too.  (Point of fact, Canadian Thanksgiving was a month ago and is a sad, pale imitation of American Thanksgiving.)

A typical Thanksgiving gathering in the U.S. involves getting a LOT of people around the table for a traditional turkey dinner complete with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie.  That huge dinner of course comes after watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and before watching the Detroit Lions play football.   Or at least that’s what all the TV sitcoms would have you believe!

We all know the Thanksgiving story of starving Pilgrims who gathered with the Indians to share a feast and give thanks for the harvest.  But do you know the real origins of Thanksgiving?  Check out these links:

I’m thankful for all my family and friends as we start the holiday season – including all of you readers.  Let me know what you’re thankful for in the comments?

And however you celebrate, I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!