Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Day

From the 1800's, depicting Thanksgiving in Colonial Times:

Thanksgiving 1915 A Colonial Revival Painting of The First Thanksgiving by Jean Louis Gerome Ferris (American painter, 1863-1930).

Our rural ancestors, with little blest,
Patient of labour when the end was rest,
Indulged the day that housed their annual grain,
With feasts, and off'rings, and a thankful strain.
~Alexander Pope
Norman Rockwell, 1942, published in The Saturday Evening Post

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. ~Erma Bombeck


  1. good information. happy thanksgiving day to you too ! happy eating turkey!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you too dear Nancy, BIG HUGS!

  3. I adored Erma Bombeck. Happy Thanksgiving Nancy to you and your family.


  4. Yes, Erma Bombeck said it all. Great paintings...I appreciate the remembrances! Happy Thanksgiving Nancy!

  5. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I baked a turkey for the first time :O).

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    That tom Turkey in all of his glory is quite impressive. I shared the Erma Bombeck quote with my husband who got a good laugh from it.


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