November 30, 2011 Edition

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Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has come and gone, the turkey has become leftovers, the pumpkin pie has been eaten down to the last crumb and even the cranberries have finally all disappeared. As a feast, Thanksgiving has no rival, it is the only American feast day where the whole purpose of the celebration began as an expression of gratefulness for the food and to those who had helped raise, gather and prepare it.

All those long years ago when the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags feasted together, the celebration was certainly different than today's idea of a lavish spread.
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