The First Thanksgiving

Us Europeans often get confused about this whole Thanksgiving business,for in Europe Thanksgiving is on the 1st Sunday in October. That’s when we say thanks for the harvest. Although the US Thanksgivin has also an element of harvest in it, it is not the same as the European one. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists andContinue reading “The First Thanksgiving”

Thanksgiving WWII style

During World War II, the Office of Price Administration (OPA) instituted rationing, limiting the amount of goods, including food items, that civilians could purchase, affecting daily life and traditions on the homefront. Despite the difficulties, dangers, and deprivations of the World War II era, Americans still gave thanks. World War II presented a hugely intricateContinue reading “Thanksgiving WWII style”