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The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter. 2016
November 01, 2016
November 1st, 2016
This is the month that we hold our elections for our government leaders. You must take the time to vote choose the ones that better align with your convictions, beliefs, goals and who you believe will represent your interests.
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.
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:
Important days in November:
1st National Family Literacy Day
Here are some articles that you will find interesting and give you some ideas that may help you prepare for Thanksgiving day.
Some humor to start the month off right.
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