A time to give thanks


November 24, 2022

Mary Utecht

Turkeys, deer and pheasants all seem to be hiding from photographers this week, but Monday this group of pelicans and cormorants were sunning themselves at Lovewell Lake. The first thanksgiving meal in America for the pilgrims is thought to have featured turkey and deer. The abundance of wildlife in the area are a good reminder of the many blessings we often take for granted. It is a good time to be thankful. Photo by Mary Utecht.

For residents of the United States today is a day set asside to be thankful the origins of which can be traced back to the Pilgrims

The event Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. This feast lasted three days and was attended by 90 Wampanoag Native American people and 53 Pilgrims who were survivors of the Mayflower.

What does it mean to be thankful? Clint Decker, a minister and newspaper columnist at Clay Center, Kansas, recently sent this newspaper the following column which is appropriate...

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