Monday, November 23, 2009

The First Thanksgiving

It's kinda fun to know that a tradition as American as Thanksgiving had it's beginnings near the place I call home. Weather permitting, I'm sure that I'll visit First Encounter Beach, where the Pilgrims first 'encountered' the Native Americans, sometime during Thanksgiving weekend. This year we expect to have a house-full (including the 5 month old twin grand-daughters) for a traditional turkey dinner (and pumpkin pie!).

The first Thanksgiving, where the colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast, was held in 1621 in Plymouth. It's likely that lobster was a part of the first Thanksgiving. Sounds good to me - but how do you make gravy? Read about that first Thanksgiving on the History Channel website.

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