Thursday we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. But what is this holiday all about? How did it originate?
In my research I found out the following facts.
Thanksgiving isn’t as pretty as they portray in schools as you growing up. The internet has opened up a whole new interpretation. Books have been written about what really happened beginning in 1614.
Some sources say the Brits robbed the Indians, enslaved them, gave them chickenpox and killed them after they shared their harvest. Maybe it’s better to save our children from the truth until they are able to understand what really happened.
It’s like the existence of the tooth fairy and Santa Claus. They are all just a hope for the innocent. Soon we will find out the truth. As I use to tell my children “It all comes out in the wash”.
So this Thanksgiving while we eat turkey, mash potatoes, stuffing and indulge in pumpkin pie while we watch football and play games-let us say a prayer for our forefathers and the Indians.
Be thankful for your blessings and the time with your framily. Let us partake in this human celebration.