Episode-2118- The Thanksgiving Special for 2017

Note – You can get a full transcript of the original portion of this show here. Many families read this and the Christmas show as part of their holidays.

Today one day before the great American Holiday we stop and pause to think about what we have to be thankful for.

Last year I rerecorded the original portion of this show into much better audio quality, I do hope you enjoy it. If you would like to hear the first version of it as it was recorded in my car you can find the original that was published on Nov. 26, 2008 here.

The beauty of this show is I feel it is something you can share with friends and family. The real history of Thanksgiving is actually a lot more interesting and special then many of the myths.

Tune in today to hear…

  • How thankful I am for all that has happened so far in 2015
  • Why much of what we learn about Thanksgiving is wrong or at least inaccurate
  • How Thanksgiving was at one time considered a “damn yankee holiday”
  • How Thanksgiving became a way for our nation to heal and reunite
  • How the date of Thanksgiving has often been moved around and why
  • The truth about those big buckles the pilgrims wore and all that black clothing
  • What feasting meant 100 years ago to our prior generation that we have forgotten

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2 Responses to Episode-2118- The Thanksgiving Special for 2017

  1. As usual, found the Thanksgiving show really interesting. However one thing that is left out of the history of the holiday is the involvement of a woman called Sarah Josepha Hale (who also wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb”).

    In 1846, she started a campaign to petition the Government to make Thanksgiving a national holiday (she had also been advocating for this in essays from 1827 onward).

    For 17 years, she wrote letters to EVERY Governor in the US as well as whoever was President at the time. In 17 years, she wrote to Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and finally Abraham Lincoln, who she finally convinced to adopt her idea.

    Just thought you might find this interesting given your fondness for history. 🙂