I hope today finds you all with fun plans and smiles. I couldn’t even begin to list all that I am grateful for, but to name a few I’m forever grateful for my family and friends. You all know when to come along and help out, pick me up with a kind word or even just a text message to say hi! Thank you for all of the support. God has blessed me and I am thankful beyond words.
How well do you know your Thanksgiving facts? Let’s put it to the test. I’ll post the answers down below.
- Which of the following was NOT served at the pilgrim’s Thanksgiving meal:
- Cranberries, corn and mashed potatoes
- Rabbit, chicken, wild turkey (not the bourbon) and dried fruit
- venison, fish and goose
- Which Indian tribe taught the pilgrims to cultivate the land?
- Which southern state was the first to adopt a Thanksgiving day in 1855?
- South Carolina
- What is a snood?
- the loose skin under a male turkey’s neck
- a hat worn by a pilgrim
- a hot cider drink served at Thanksgiving
- What utensil was not used by the pilgrims on the first Thanksgiving?
Answers for above multiple choice questions:
- A) Cranberries, mashed potatoes and corn
- B) Wampanoag
- B) Virginia
- A) the loose skin under a male turkey’s neck
- B) Fork
True or False Questions
- Canada also has Thanksgiving. They have their holiday on the second Monday in October.
- All turkeys gobble.
- Turkeys can see behind themselves.
- The first department store to hold a Thanksgiving day parade was Macy’s.
- Every year the president pardons a turkey, who spends the rest of it’s life on a historical farm.
- Cranberries are tasted to see if they are sweet enough to harvest.
True or false answers
- False- only the males gobble to attract the ladies
- True (so they obviously never needed to wear those super cool spy sunglasses that had tiny mirrors inside that we used to wear as kids)
- False- it was Gimbels.
- True- see video below
- False- Cranberries are bounced to see if they are ripe. They should bounce about 4 inches if they are ripe.
Speaking of a turkey pardon– You most definitely wouldn’t want to be snippy with your coworkers right before the turkeys arrive.
As you get dressed today, remember your Thanksgiving pants.
Now, I realize many of you could probably win at this Bingo fairly quickly, but please, for the benefit of everyone involved maybe try to avoid touchy topics. Discuss recipes, the weather, Christmas decorations, upcoming movies, upcoming travel plans, etc.
Finally, let me clarify that I have always been a fan of black Friday shopping and it’s a family tradition. We have fun and have always gone with the mindset that nothing is worth camping out for and nothing is worth fighting with someone else. We don’t stand out in the line in the cold for hours. We’re more the “drink coffee in the car until the doors are open and the line has died down” kinda shoppers.
This, however, made me laugh pretty hard.
I hope you all have a fantastic day and are reminded of the blessings in your life!