Happy Thanksgiving Treepers!

Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians celebrated a harvest feast in 1621, but it was not until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held in November each year.

Thanksgiving trivia questions. No prizes awarded because I know you guys are going to google it. Also, we cannot be taking money out of the bacon, coffee, and bar kitty for prizes. We have a budget. This is just for funsies!

Who was the governor who organized the first Thanksgiving feast with the colonists and Indians?

A. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger

B. Sarah Palin

C. William Bradford

How long did the feast last?

A. Until the Pilgrim Democrat Party found out they did not have proper permits. There was also a problem with serving size, minority quotas, and excessive use of maple syrup.

B. Until the Indians took their turkeys and went home.

C. Three Days

What was the menu?

A. Bacon and Jack Daniels

B. Jack Daniels and bacon

C. Lobster, rabbit, fish, chicken, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup, honey, radishes, carrots, cabbages, eggs, and goat cheese are items thought to have been on the first Thanksgiving menu.

Fun fact about Thanksgiving

  • Sarah Josepha Hale, an American magazine editor, persuaded Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday. She is also the author of the popular nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
  • Abraham Lincoln issued a ‘Thanksgiving Proclamation’ on third October 1863 and officially set aside the last Thursday of November as the national day for Thanksgiving.
  • The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition began in the 1920’s.
  • In 1939, President Roosevelt proclaimed that Thanksgiving would take place on November 23rd, not November 30th, as a way to spur economic growth and extend the Christmas shopping season.
  • Congress to passed a law on December 26, 1941, ensuring that all Americans would celebrate a unified Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November every year.
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198 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving Treepers!

  1. ogoggilby says:

    Thanksgiving Proclamation
    By George Washington, October 3, 1789:

    “Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me ‘to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.’

    Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks—for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation….”

    https://amgreatness.com/2018/11/21/thanksgiving-proclamation-1789/

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    • covfefe_USA says:

      Amen, and thank-you, Sir George. We, these many decades later, remember your sacrifices, your dedication, and your love for the Most High God. The majority of us continue to be a grateful and humble nation. We salute you, Sir.

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      • An Aussie Trump Supporter says:

        Though an Aussie I think you George Washington an amazing man and have read many of his thoughtful and farsighted statements. Happy Thanksgiving and may God be with you all.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Texian says:

    It’s too late for this morning.. But here’s my “Everyday” recipe for pancakes..

    I discovered this when I was in high school football – coming home after summer morning training practices, and Mom said “..fix your own..” (Tough Love.. Thanks Mom!)

    Purchase a quality pancake flour mix off the store shelf..

    If the directions say to add “water,” use whole milk instead.. Mix to a slightly thicker than average consistency.

    Whatever amount of butter it calls for (use real butter) at least double it.. Triple is better.. Melt it first and mix it in last..

    Cook the pancakes.. When you put one on the plate – each one – douse it with more butter – the whole top of it.. Each layer of pancakes..

    Top it off with a generous amount of real maple syrup..

    Enjoy..

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  3. oldschool64 says:

    Great post Menagerie. Hope you and yours have a great Thanksgiving! Also hope we have an even greater Saturday, you know, when we WAKE UP THE ECHOS CHEERING HER NAME!

    Notre Dame our Mother,

    PRAY FOR US!!

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  4. Mr. T. says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to Sundance, his family, and to all of my fellow Treepers.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. cny3 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to CTH from NY!! Grateful to the Lord for many things, including your wonderful articles/research!🥂🦃

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  6. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    A verse my friend Shannon texted me today that I wanted to share with our friendly little community at the Treehouse:

    Psalm 30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

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  7. Deb says:

    God bless all you wonderful Treepers, my life would be less sane without you: I am thankful that in 2016 we were able to throw a monkey wrench into the gears of the globalist machine. I am thankful we have the opportunity to keep fighting for the greatest country to ever exist, America.

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