Monday, November 2, 2009


Who doesnt love the turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, rolls and other great food when Thanksgiving comes around? Every fourth Thursday in November familes gather and share a meal together. Although the food is delicious thats not what the most important part of Thanksgiving is. Thanksgiving is about what it represents, what it symbolizes, what it means. Which is, what your thankful for (Hints the name, Thanksgiving).
How did this holiday, or tradition begin? In 1620 people from England known as Pilgrims came so they could have religious freedoms. They wanted to choose their own church. They came on a ship called "The Mayflower". They lived in a place called Plymouth. The Indians and the pilgrims soon became friends. The Native Americans helped them find food and build shelters. That's when Thanksgiving began. The set down to have a harvest feast and from then on the tradition has continued.
What I remember most is the rare moments when my family got together and we had a good time. I really value those moments because I know it will never happen again. My dad always made his signature chocolate pie! That was my favorite thing! -Angie
What I'm thankful for is my friends and family. I'm thankful that I have people to trust, and no matter what, I have God by my side. I'm thankful that I have people in my life that care for me and love me. -Haley(:

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