Something You Should Know about Thanksgiving


  • Thanksgiving - Part 2

    November 28, 2013

     

    Interview with Nancy Brennan,  Former Director of the Plimoth Plantation
    www.plimoth.org

     

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    Mike Carruthers: 
    It's pretty clear from the evidence that the menu for the first Thanksgiving called for wild fowl.


    Nancy Brennan:

    We suspect that that means more than turkey. I bet there was a turkey on the table, but it was probably next to duck, geese, and other wild fowl of the season.
     


    Nancy Brennan

  • Thanksgiving

    November 27, 2013

     

    Interview with Nancy Brennan,  Former Director of the Plimoth Plantation
    www.plimoth.org

     

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    Mike Carruthers: 
    The first Thanksgiving was in 1621, but it did not become an annual holiday until after the Civil War.


    Nancy Brennan:

    President Lincoln, following the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, chose the fourth Thursday in November as a day to give thanks for general blessings, and that has, over time, become the national holiday we know today.
     


    Nancy Brennan

  • What Really Happened At The 1st Thanksgiving

    November 24, 2011

     

    Interview with Josh Clark from www.howstuffworks.com

     

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    Mike Carruthers:
    At the first Thanksgiving was turkey on the menu?

     

    Josh Clark:
    We're not entirely certain whether there was a wild turkey on the menu because turkey was actually a catchall term for any kind of foul. So even if they were eating turkey it doesn't necessarily mean it's what we recognize as turkey - and likely they weren't.
     


    Josh Clark

  • Thanksgiving Facts

    November 25, 2010

     

    Interview with Lee Hendler, Founder of Freedom’s Feast

     

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    Mike Carruthers:
    You think you know the story of Thanksgiving but some facts you may have missed.

     

    Lee Hendler:
    The first Thanksgiving feast, as it were, was, we think a harvest meal shared by the Plymouth pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indian tribe in 1621.
     

  • Improving Holiday Family Celebrations

    November 26, 2009

     

    Interview with Herbert Rappaport PhD, author of the book The Family Gathering Survival Plan

     

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    Mike Carruthers:
    Going home for the holidays… as great as it sounds, holiday celebrations with family can be trouble.

     

    Herbert Rappaport, PhD:
    There's a sibling that makes a comment, there's an uncle who's going to be critical at the way somebody from the next generation is doing their Thanksgiving dinner, there's somebody who maybe drinks too much.
     

     

     

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