Friday, November 27, 2009

The Day After

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving..we had tons of food and were very thankful......still have lots left, except I think our 18 year old raided the turkey last night....this happens about every year....its getting to be a tradition....the boys put the leaf in the table......and set it for me...

Alan wanted me to read about the first Thanksgiving by Rush Limbaugh.... which I did (I highly recommend )..we then prayed, holding hands as a family..the reading sparked a interesting discussion about socialism vs free market principles..who the pilgrims were, their beliefs and compared all of that to our beliefs today...we all agreed we liked to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter (Resurrection Day), something the early settlers didn't do...as they saw no scriptural basis but we think as the Israelites had feast and fast days, there is some basis for holidays (holy days) and its good to be thankful to the One who provides so bountifully.....

I cleaned off the table..its getting a little beat up now after 20 years of dinners....the boys ate there when they were little.....there are marks where they hit the top of the table with their first spoons....lots of memories.....

Later we watched a TV movie on the history channel about the First Thanksgiving and facts we didn't know...it was a 180 minute movie so the boys lost interest about half way through and decided to hang out with their friends but I think they made a good effort.....and we all learned something new.........
Alan and I would love to visit the Plimoth plantation..maybe one day when our ship comes in....the website is very informative....did you know the early pilgrims got along well with the
Wampanoag Indians for the most part......they did trespass to begin with and got into some trouble but once they understood, they became allies and friends.
We ended the evening with hot apple cider and pumpkin pie (homemade, sugar free, of course)
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