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Happy Thanksgiving!

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.

Topics: All About Wyatt | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving!”

  1. realwest Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 9:10 am

    No, Wyatt, it wouldn’t be read today.
    Nonetheless, I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!
    And I’d like to add Thanksgiving wishes to all those who comment here and a Special Thanksgiving Day wish to all U.S. Troops and their families, who are unable to be together this day – Happy Thanksgiving and Thank You!

  2. Sally Anne Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Happy thanksgiving!

  3. TonyF Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Ditto from here too. Hope all those of you in public service have a truly blessed Thanksgiving, stay safe, and come home to your families to celebrate your own thanks.

    Enjoy your family, friends, and food on this great day!

  4. RogerDee Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Enjoy the day Wyatt, and to all your readers as well!

  5. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Wyatt!!

  6. jack rackim Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Thank you for having a great place to stop by.

    bloody jack rackim

  7. Bob G. Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I’m envious…you have a BETTER picture than I have on my blog…LOL!

    May YOU and all the assorted “Earps” have a fantastic Thanksgiving Day.

    And a Happy Thanksgiving to the thin blue line.
    Stay safe out there
    (and pass the cranberry sauce)

  8. Rick Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving

  9. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Glad to hear of the good results……..

    A Great Day to say Thanks………..

    Prayers for all of Us…………….

  10. dragonlady474 Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  11. Robert B. Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I am thankful for all my friends around the world, this blog that through your efforts has brought me many hours of amusement, my lovely wife, good health, my family, and the ability to have talents and capabilities that keep me employed in these trying times.

    Not at all necessarily in that order.

    Bless you and your family, Wyatt, and the other deputies here. May peace and happiness stay with you all.

  12. bob (either orr) Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Dittos on realwest, and Robert B.
    Not much else to say.

  13. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks everyone. Dinner at the in-laws was great, and the kids had a terrific time.

    I am also thankful for the late Charles Schultz, creator of Peanuts, who always included the real meaning of holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Religious undertones that are now seen by some to be “offensive.”