Thanksgiving is one of the most cherished holidays of the year where family and friends gather and give thank. The tradition dates back to 1621, when the Plymouth colonists shared a harvest feast with Native Americans, the Wampanoag Indians, who taught them where to fish, where to hunt and how to plant corn . It’s believed that venison, wildfowl – likely roasted duck or goose, seafood lobster, clams and mussels, dried corn, porridge and simple cranberries, chestnuts and walnuts were was on the first Thanksgiving menu – but not likely turkey, potatoes, corn on the cob or pumpkin pie!
In 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a National Thanksgiving Day to be held on the fourth Thursday of each November .
Whether your traditions are old ones or new ones, this time of year is for acknowledging the blessings in our lives, giving thanks for those blessings and sharing our abundance with others. May this year’s Thanksgiving serve as a time of gratitude for all our blessings and may we each, in our own place, share our love and happiness in each circumstance.
Living on the
North Fork, we have a great deal to be
thankful for. We feel especially blessed to be in this wonderful part of our
country. More than ever we must pray for
peace and understanding throughout the
world. May God’s Goodness and man’s
kindness to one another abound.
All of us at Beninati Associates wish all of you, God’s Blessings and a very Happy Thanksgiving Holiday.