The various elements of Thanksgiving include the Fall bounty, a sumptuous feast and gratitude that was taught to us by the traditions of this festive events related to Pilgrims.
While we narrate the anecdotes of yester years to our children, we should remember the struggles of existence for the pilgrims who did not know their destination and whether at all they would reach it.
No doubt, they did not have adequate clothes to dress; hence they ended up wearing the same dress every day and ate the same diminishing supply of salted beef and fish. Compared to what we have today on Thanksgiving - roasted turkeys, geese and ducks, delicious seafood of lobsters, clams, oysters and fresh fish, ice-cream, cakes and puddings; we have to remember that life was not easy for the pilgrims and good food was scarce.
Not to mention the various vegetables and salads that accompany our gourmet feast making them look awesome in the colorful celebrations. The celebrations of the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving lasted not one but three complete days. So next time when you see a Thanksgiving Day Parade with the sluggish and vibrant bands zigzagging down the avenue, garden flags flying and zeppelin-like inflatable balloons buoyant in the sky; remember this beautiful occasion of celebration that is associated with the pilgrims and that of the gratitude.
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Do you love to tell the Pilgrim story to your kids?
In particular, I appreciate the two sets of Thanksgiving figures who have the phrase "We are truly blessed."
Is the last product, described as pumpkin with pilgrim family and as 10-inch pumpkin with family scene an artwork, an object or a painted pumpkin?
Interesting journey into the lives and accomplishments of the Pilgrims. Also, beautiful items for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
@ologsinquito - Exciting reading about the first occurrence of Thanksgiving in St. Florida. There is so much to explore about the festive event and though we do not have the information in entirety, it is satisfying to know that there are accounts of anecdotes that relate to today's Thanksgiving traditions and celebrations.
My teenage children are too old for stories. When they were growing up, because we are Catholic, we talked more about a story that's been passed down about the first Catholic thanksgiving in St. Augustine, Florida. (You've just given me an idea for another article.)