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The Secret History of Thanksgiving (Or, Interesting Tidbits About the Holiday to Bring Up If You're Seated Next to Great Aunt Mary

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 27, 2015 01:06 AM
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by Carrie McBride last modified Nov 26, 2015

Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mr. Timothy Levy Crouch in Ledyard, Connecticut (1940), Library of Congress Pin it Thanksgiving: Pilgrims, Indians, harvest, yadda, yadda, right? From your tender pre-school years of handprint turkeys (perhaps graduating to a construction paper cornucopia), you've been fed the basic narrative of the Thanksgiving holiday. And this narrative has gradually morphed into the modern traditions of turkey, pumpkin pie, football and watching a parade on television. Well, there are plenty of fascinating twists and turns to this holiday and they could come in handy as interesting chit chat if you find yourself seated next to someone you don't know well for the duration of this long meal. READ MORE »




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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