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The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter - Nov 2009
November 01, 2009

November 1st, 2009

One of the main holidays of the year comes in November when we celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a time to share and to be thankful for all that we have received for all of our blessings, for all of our friends near and far.

This Thanksgiving when you sit down to enjoy your meal take time to say thanks to our veterans. This holiday many of our Vets will not be home with friends and families. The meals they will be served will not be the same as the meals served at home. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the two hardest days for those on active duty. God Bless our troops.

With that said the Staff of Everyday-Wisdom would like to say thank you to our faithful readers. We do enjoy creating the website and we also hope that in some small way we have been a benefit to you.

Just a little information about the site, we are happy to announce that we have had the biggest and best month ever. There have been people from 132 countries visit our site. Those people viewed more than 40,000 pages. Yes we are very thankful for the growth we are experiencing but we know it wouldn’t happen without you.

Ok enough about us, here is some information that you might find interesting.

The first Thanksgiving was not a feast, but rather a time when Native Americans helped Pilgrims by bringing them food and helping them build off the land. The First Thanksgiving lasted for three days.

Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.

It was not until 1941, that congress declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday. It was declared to be the fourth Thursday in November.

91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day

There are regional differences as to the "stuffing" (or "dressing") traditionally served with the turkey. Southerners generally make theirs from cornbread, while in other parts of the country white bread is the base. One or several of the following may be added: oysters, apples, chestnuts, raisins, celery and/or other vegetables, sausage or the turkey's giblets. Fifty percent of Americans put the stuffing inside the Turkey.

More than 40 million green bean casseroles are served on Thanksgiving.

Corn is one of the popular symbols of thanksgiving. It came in many varieties and colors - red, white, yellow and blue. Some Americans considered blue and white corn sacred. The oldest corns date 7000 years back and were grown in Mexico.

There are three places in the United States named after the holiday’s traditional main course — Turkey, Texas; Turkey Creek, La.; and Turkey, N.C.

November has been set aside for:

  • American Diabetes Month.
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month.
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month.
  • Family Stories Month.
  • I Am So Thankful Month.
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Military Family Appreciation Month.
  • National Adoption Month,.
  • National AIDS Awareness Month.
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Month.
  • National Georgia Pecan Month.
  • National Healthy Skin Month.

    Important days in November:

    1st National Family Literacy Day
    3rd. Sandwich Day
    6th National End Gossip Day
    8th X-Ray Day
    9th National Young Readers Day
    9th Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day
    14th National American Teddy Bear Day
    18th National Great American Smoke Out Day
    26th Thanksgiving Day
    27th Christmas sales start

    Here are some articles that you will find interesting and give you some ideas that may help you prepare for Thanksgiving day.

  • Cranberries: A Healthy Food Sent To Us By The Pilgrims
  • Herbs and Spices
  • Tips and Information About Eggs
  • Relieve Pressure At The Pump With These 12 Money-Saving Travel Tips.
  • Tips for choosing wines suitable to your taste
  • Pointers for appreciating wine through taste

    Some humor to start the month off right.

    How to Get The Police To Your House.

    An elderly man, from Georgia, was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. He opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.

    He phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your house?" He said "No," but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me.

    Then the police dispatcher said "All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available." The old guy said, "Okay." He hung up the phone and counted to 30.

    Then he phoned the police again. "Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I just shot them." and he hung up.

    Within five minutes, six Police Cars, a SWAT Team, a Helicopter, two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic, and an Ambulance showed up at the residence, and caught the burglars red-handed.

    One of the Policemen said to old guy, "I thought you said that you'd shot them!"

    The wise old man said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"

    For more good jokes visit our humor index page.

    Our wisdom quote of the month...

    Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow

    Edward Sandford Martin

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