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November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

by @ 10:33 am. Filed under History

Here is my top ten list of little-known “Pilgrim/orginial Thanksgiving” facts…

Number 10…Turkey wasn’t the only fowl the Pilgrims ate on the first Thanksgiving… They also ate Duck, Goose, Swan and Crane…(Swan?… Hey, it probably tastes like chicken).

Number 9…The first Thanksgiving lasted three days…(now that’s alot of thanking).

Number 8…The Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving with the Wampanoag Indians. The Wampanoag chief was Massasoit.

Number 7…The Pilgrims didn’t use forks… they ate with spoons, knives and their fingers (no paper plates either).

Number 6…The best foods at the feast were placed near the most important people (“hey, can I sit near Chief Massasoit”).

Number 5…There were no pies at the first Thanksgiving, but there were other desserts (”Miles, would you please pass the mousse?”…”no, the chocolate one, not the one with the antlers”).

Number 4…The original Thanksgiving occured sometime between September 21 and November 11 (and since it was a three day event I’ll bet it was a long weekend).

Number 3…William Bradford was the governor of Massachusetts at the time of the first Thanksgiving

Number 2…The Pilgrims originally left England headed for the Hudson River in NY, but ended up in Cape Cod (I guess they didn’t use Yahoo Maps?).

And…
the Number One little-known fact about the original Thanksgiving is…
The morning of the first Thanksgiving the Plymouth Pilgrims played a friendly game of touch football against Yarmouth and lost 7-0.

Happy Thanksgiving

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