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hate_Fakes 34M
2760 posts
11/27/2019 6:02 pm
T day 101



Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrating and giving thanks for the harvest of the previous year. It has religious and cultural roots, but is also now celebrated as a secular holiday. There is some debate as when the first modern Thanksgiving in the United States took place—whether it was in Virginia or Massachusetts. Thanksgiving events took place in what would become Virginia, beginning in 07, and Jamestown, Virginia, started holding thanksgivings in 10. When 38 English settlers arrived at Berkeley Hundred, in Virginia in 19, the day of their arrival was be celebrated as a day of thanksgiving from there on forth. In 21 and 23 there were thanksgiving events held in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The 21 observance was held after a fruitful growing season, and lasted for days during the fall. It was not formally known as thanksgiving, but as a harvest festival. It included 90 Native Americans, and 50 Pilgrims from the Mayflower. The 23 celebration was known as Thanksgiving, and was recognized by a civil authority, Governor Bradford. Other colonies soon afterwards celebrated Thanksgiving, such as the Massachusetts Bay Colony beginning in 30.



During the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress designated some days as thanksgiving days each year. The Continental Congress made its first national proclamation for Thanksgiving in 77. A Thanksgiving was also proclaimed by General George Washington in December, 77, as a celebration for the defeat of the British at Saratoga. In 89 President George Washington issued a proclamation and created the first Thanksgiving Day designated by the United States government. Washington again declared a Thanksgiving Day in 95, and President John Adams did so in 98 and 99. It was proclaimed by President James Madison, and by governors throughout the country. By 58 there were 25 states whose governors had proclaimed a Thanksgiving. In 63, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day be celebrated on the final Thursday of November, and since then the holiday has been observed annually each year.



Presidents following Lincoln also declared Thanksgiving be on the final Thursday of November, 1939 when Franklin Roosevelt designated it be on the next--last Thursday of the month. He did this lengthen the Christmas buying season, help the economy while the Great Depression still lingered on. Roosevelt's change was not legally binding, and many ignored it and continued celebrate the holiday on the final Thursday of the month. In December of 1941, a bill was passed by the House and Senate and signed by Roosevelt, that made Thanksgiving take place on the fourth Thursday of November. This meant the holiday usually fell on the last Thursday of November, but sometimes on the next last Thursday.



Thanksgiving celebrations have changed over the years. During the latter half of the 1 century, New England celebrations often had Thanksgiving Eve raffles, and Thanksgiving morning shooting matches—where chickens and turkeys were as targets. Church services were common, followed by a Thanksgiving feast, where many of today's staples were eaten, such as turkey and pumpkin pie, but also foods such as pigeon pie.



Today Thanksgiving is probably most known for the meal that accompanies it. The main dish is usually turkey, often roasted and stuffed. Additional foods often include mashed potatoes and gravy, squash, corn, brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and pie, such as pumpkin. Americans eat more during this meal than any other day of the year. Those are religious often attend services and and give thanks.



Parades have been an important aspect of the holiday. Most notably, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been held in New York City since 1924. It is televised on NBC and runs from the Upper West Side of Manhattan Macy's main location in Herald Square. Parade floats with specific themes, scenes from Broadway plays, large balloon cartoon characters, TV personalities, marching bands, and a Santa Claus float are usual parts of the parade. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Detroit, Michigan, also hold prominent parades.



Sports, particularly professional football, have become a big part of the holiday. Since its founding in 1920, The National Football League has held games on Thanksgiving. From 1934 1938, and since 1945, the Detroit Lions have played on Thanksgiving. The Dallas Cowboys have done so since 1966. In 2006 a third game on the day was added, and various teams switch off each year playing that game. Another sport-related event popular on the day is the turkey trot, which is a running event held in many cities across the country.



Beginning in 1947, The National Turkey Federation began giving the President one live turkey and dressed turkeys each Thanksgiving. The tradition of turkey pardoning was started by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, although John F. Kennedy was the first President spare the turkey given him. Each president since Reagan has continued the tradition of pardoning a turkey.



Now that you've seen the where and why for this long standing holiday; take a moment thank those entities before us that made the day possible. From both of us all of you may you have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving Day.

hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/27/2019 6:04 pm

JD's Apple pie is in the oven


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/27/2019 6:06 pm

We're just going into town with his mom for T-day dinner... so we have all the fun without the mess to clean up.


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/27/2019 6:10 pm

Hoping to hear from Roger that he is back from his excursion to BC


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/27/2019 6:11 pm

God Bless America.


Ica915bob99 69M  
296 posts
11/27/2019 6:50 pm

i making turkey and all the fixings. making pumpkin pie with pumpkin i grew in my garden. have a happy thanksgiving


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/27/2019 8:11 pm

    Quoting Ica915bob99:
    i making turkey and all the fixings. making pumpkin pie with pumpkin i grew in my garden. have a happy thanksgiving
Happy T-day! I bet your pie will be the talk of the town!


jrodd 61M
3232 posts
11/27/2019 9:17 pm

Benjamin Franklin wanted the Turkey to be the national bird of America instead of the Bald Eagle.I wonder who started this dastardly desication of eating the national bird of America for the ritualistic consumption for Thanksgiving.What did they eat for Thanksgiving before the the dumb Turkey with tiny head and big meat got served on a dinnerplate?Was it a suckling pig with an apple in its mouth?what do you think.Bet your medevil boyfriend going rip em drumsticks out,lol.


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/27/2019 10:01 pm

    Quoting jrodd:
    Benjamin Franklin wanted the Turkey to be the national bird of America instead of the Bald Eagle.I wonder who started this dastardly desication of eating the national bird of America for the ritualistic consumption for Thanksgiving.What did they eat for Thanksgiving before the the dumb Turkey with tiny head and big meat got served on a dinnerplate?Was it a suckling pig with an apple in its mouth?what do you think.Bet your medevil boyfriend going rip em drumsticks out,lol.
It was Ben Franklin's arch nemesis From South Carolina who wanted Franklin's bird eviscerated. Either John or Edward Rutledge at the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.


jrodd 61M
3232 posts
11/28/2019 5:57 am

I dont think Id wanta be eating an Eagle anyways uckky n probably very gamey.


Hungr4Yungr 70M
4614 posts
11/28/2019 3:04 pm

Happy T Day. Yeah, I got back from BC safely yesterafternoon in the middle of a blizzard. Had to use a borrowed 4x4 F150 to make a quick trip into the city to do some urgent banking. The blizzard raged all night, and I had to use the snow blower for 3 hours this morning just to get out of the yard. The snow and strong wind stopped about 2pm today, and now it is going to get dastardly cold.


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/28/2019 3:58 pm

    Quoting jrodd:
    I dont think Id wanta be eating an Eagle anyways uckky n probably very gamey.
As tough and nasty as a Loon.


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/28/2019 4:01 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    Happy T Day. Yeah, I got back from BC safely yesterafternoon in the middle of a blizzard. Had to use a borrowed 4x4 F150 to make a quick trip into the city to do some urgent banking. The blizzard raged all night, and I had to use the snow blower for 3 hours this morning just to get out of the yard. The snow and strong wind stopped about 2pm today, and now it is going to get dastardly cold.
Cloudy with a 40% chance of precipitation. Winds variable at 6 to 9 mph (9.7 to 14.5 kph). The overnight low will be 30 °F (-1.1 °C). I don't think we got above freezing the whole day cloudy with a few flurries every now and then. Just glad you made it home ok.


jrodd 61M
3232 posts
11/29/2019 4:08 am

Ever like buy these carton of chicken eggs touted as contaiing nice heathy Omega 3 oils put in the chicken feed that layed the eggs.Talk about nasty eggs tasting like big yellow fish eggs ,uckky ugh gross! I rather eat loon eggs or ugh who knows what they tastes like guss they eat fish dont they?


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/29/2019 8:18 pm

    Quoting jrodd:
    Ever like buy these carton of chicken eggs touted as contaiing nice heathy Omega 3 oils put in the chicken feed that layed the eggs.Talk about nasty eggs tasting like big yellow fish eggs ,uckky ugh gross! I rather eat loon eggs or ugh who knows what they tastes like guss they eat fish dont they?
Our eggs come from JD's mom and I am certain the chickens are not fed dead fish!


SwishNSwallow2 31M/34M
1773 posts
11/30/2019 12:50 pm

Excellent post Bret! We are glad to hear you were able to get out of the kitchen and be waited on, along with all the other specials in your circle!

We are so full, have seen, smelled, and consumed so much over the past days, I cannot honestly comment on your apple pies. Give us another 48 hours!


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/30/2019 7:38 pm

    Quoting SwishNSwallow2:
    Excellent post Bret! We are glad to hear you were able to get out of the kitchen and be waited on, along with all the other specials in your circle!

    We are so full, have seen, smelled, and consumed so much over the past days, I cannot honestly comment on your apple pies. Give us another 48 hours!
T-day has evolved over the years and become what we've just celebrated. Now to slide into Sunday and make the most of our moments with our friends and family.