Thanksgiving Season is here!
Is it Thanksgiving or not? Walk into the stores and you see Christmas everywhere. What ever happened to the season of Fall and the Thanksgiving Holiday? On October 3, 1789, George Washington issued his Thanksgiving proclamation on October 3, 1789, designating for “the People of the United States a day of public thanks-giving” he said it to be held on “Thursday the 26th day of November,” 1789, marking the first national celebration of a holiday that has become our Thanksgiving celebration.
I, for one, love Thanksgiving, there are no expectations. Family and friends gather for conversation and a great meal. It’s a great time for reflection. A time to give thanks. What in the past year are we truly Thankful for? My opinion on that is no matter how many obstacles you may have faced in the year, there are still things to be thankful for. Alright, sure, you might say.. I have my health, I have my family, I’ve got a great spouse, that being said, let’s think about this. Did you get a new job that truly gives you the satisfaction of accomplishment or maybe it pays well. Did you meet someone who made a difference in your life? Maybe you were you able to help someone who was in need. Maybe you made a difference in someone else’s life.
Let’s Talk Turkey
Talking about a great meal.. do you cook a turkey at Thanksgiving? What part of the turkey is your favorite? Here is a fun fact about the different meats. There is typically 70% more white meat than dark meat on a turkey and the white meat has fewer calories than the dark. That just ruined my meal.. my favorite is the dark meat. How about the dressing? So many say that you should not put the dressing in the turkey to cook. So why do so many still cook the dressing inside the turkey? Well, tradition may be the reason. Our mothers probably cooked it that way. Mine did. Taste is another reason. All that being said, there are safe ways to cook the dressing in the turkey. If you do cook it in the turkey make sure you do it safely.
Pardon Me Please!
Yes! That turkey does get a pardon from being on your dinner plate. In 1947 The National Turkey Federation gave President Harry Truman a live turkey. That presentation has become a White House tradition. It was a sign that the holiday season of national thanks was to begin. This historically represented agriculture’s bountiful harvest. In 1989, President George H.W. Bush started a tradition of pardoning a turkey from being on someone’s dinner plate. It has been a tradition in the White House ever since.
Our Thanks to You
Whatever your tradition is for the season of Thanksgiving, our wish at Pierce Real Estate is for you to have a season of thanks and gratitude. Our wish is that your table is full of love, warmth and happiness.