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The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter 2014
November 01, 2014
November 1st, 2014
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.
This is an election year please take the time to go vote. This is a freedom that few people have the opportunity to participate in. Often times the choices of candidates that we have on a ballot are not the best and we have to choose the lesser of two evils. However if you do not vote then you do not have a reason to complain about how the government is being run.
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.The Rules of Chocolate
- If you've got melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.
- Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices & strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.
- The problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in a hot car. The solution: Eat it in the parking lot.
- Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite, and you'll eat less.
- If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge. Calories are afraid of heights, and they will jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves.
- If I eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate, is that a balanced diet? Don't they actually counteract each other?
For more good jokes visit our humor index page.
Our wisdom quote of the month..."The thinnest yellow light of November is more warming and exhilarating than any wine they tell of. The mite which November contributes becomes equal in value to the bounty of July." Henry David Thoreau
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