By Wyatt Earp | November 24, 2011
I give you the first Thanksgiving, related by Edward Winslow, Plymouth, MA 1621:
“[O]ur harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together. [A]t which time amongst other Recreations, we exercised our Arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and amongst the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted. [A]nd they went out and killed five Deer, which they brought to the Plantation and bestowed on our Governor, and upon the Captain and others. And although it be not always so plentiful, as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want, that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.”
Surely, that highlighted excerpt would not be read in school anymore.
For my part, I am thankful for my lovely bride, my four terrific, healthy children, and a (mostly) clean bill of health. (Last week’s skin cancer screen came back negative.) I am also thankful for my many readers and commenters, you who make this blog what it is. Thank you, and have a great day.