I found some fun Thanksgiving Trivia and had to share. I feel like Thanksgiving sometimes gets passed by too quickly with Christmas and Holiday celebrations right upon its heels. It seems like stores barely clear off the Halloween candy and costumes and make way for candy canes! Don't get me wrong -- I like candy canes just fine. But let's give Thanksgiving it's due moment of fame on the calendar. It's a great opportunity for me to pause and remember how much I am truly thankful for!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
--Miss Amy :)
The Wampanoag Indians were the people who taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land.
The first Thanksgiving lasted three days.
Mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, popcorn, milk, corn on the cob and cranberries were not foods present on the first Thanksgiving's feast table.
Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fist, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs and goat cheese are thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving feast.
The pilgrims didn't use forks; they ate with spoons, knives and their fingers.
The average American eats somewhere between 16-18 pounds of turkey each year.
Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the United States.
Sarah Josepha Hale, an American magazine editor, persuaded Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday. She is also the author of the popular nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
Miss Amy: I love teaching kids and watching that "A-ha!" moment happen when all the dots connect and the light bulb goes on! There's nothing better!