Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The following info came from longislandpress.com.
• American Indians shared an autumn harvest feasts with the Plymouth colonists in 1621 that is known today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations.
• In the middle of the Civil War, 16th President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day to be a national holiday.
• Contrary to popular belief, even though wild turkeys were around during the first Thanksgiving feast, they were not served.
• Instead, the Native American Indians and Plymouth colonists feasted on various seafood, deer, corn, eggs, squash, spices, popcorn and squashed cranberries.
In addition to some unusual facts, there are also some funny and light hearted quotes to go along with the holiday of Thanksgiving:
“Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.” -Kevin James
“I love Thanksgiving turkey. It’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger
The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts… nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” -H. W. Westermayer
“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” -George Bernard Shaw
“I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” –Jon Stewart
“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” –Irv Kupcinet
“Thanksgiving is America’s national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty.” –Michael Dresser
Posted by Laura Leigh