Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Blessings

I send a heartfelt "Thank You" to all of my wonderful readers this Thanksgiving day.  Perhaps I am a bit prejudiced, but I am quite certain that the folks who share in our life adventures through this blog, are very possibly the true salt of the earth.  Thank you all, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetables, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as he has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience.

Now I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of 9 and 12 in the day time, on Thursday, November 29th, of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty-three and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Pilgrim Rock, there to listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings.

--William Bradford
Ye Governor of Ye Colony


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
    Keep safe and warm in the next round of snow.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Enola, you and your family are the salt of the earth. It's so reassuring to me to know there are still Americans like you who have a high moral code, a charitable spirit, pride of country, the drive for self-reliance, and full faith in the Lord. Happy Thanksgiving!

    NoCal Gal