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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Throwback Thursday Thanksgiving

Throwback Thursday Thanksgiving

Today as we enjoy time with family, friends and food, let us remember, and be thankful for, Sarah Josepha Hale.  Sometimes called the “Godmother of Thanksgiving”, Sarah was born in New Hampshire in 1788.  She was a teacher and writer who published several books, including one called “Poems for Our Children” in 1830.
One of her lifelong obsessions was to promote the holiday we are celebrating today.  She wrote to President Lincoln, urging him to proclaim a national day of thanksgiving.  On October 3, 1863, Lincoln did just that:  he issued a proclamation that urged Americans to observe the last Thursday in November as a day set aside to give thanks.
But you probably already know a little bit about Sarah Josepha Hale.  In “Poems for Our Children”, one became famous:  “Mary Had A Little Lamb”.

Historical Factoid #1:
“Sarah Josepha Hale is known as the “Godmother of Thanksgiving.”

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“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.”
-Todd Stocker


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