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  • Betty A. Burnett

It's a Family Matter

Making Preparations for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day, annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people. The American holiday is particularly rich in legend and symbolism, and the traditional fare of the Thanksgiving meal typically includes turkey, bread stuffing, potatoes, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. With respect to vehicular travel, the holiday is often the busiest of the year, as family members gather with one another.

· With a little bit of history, and the big feast day coming up, let’s give thanks to the Lord for allowing us to see another Pre-Thanksgiving Day.

· As we prepare in our own way to be with family and friends, let’s give thanks for having family and friends.

· Let’s continue to keep the tradition that means so much when family from near and far plan to be together tomorrow for a most blessed day.

· Let’s remember that every day is a day of Thanksgiving, God’s been good to me, He keeps on blessing me – I personalized me, because this the way the song is written, but this for you too!

~ Betty A. Burnett ~

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