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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, November 24, 2016
Dear Almanac readers,
A Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers!
Ever wondered how Thanksgiving went from historic feast to all-important national holiday? Read the story about Mrs. Hale, the "Godmother of Thanksgiving."
In this issue, we also look back at some famous Thanksgiving storms, give a refresher on how to carve the big bird, and share a last-minute craft for your Thanksgiving table. Finally, enjoy our new cooking video for a different kind of pie!
Your Almanac Editors
Ah! On Thanksgiving Day, when from East and from West,
From North and from South, come the pilgrim and guest,
What moistens the lip, and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past like the rich pumpkin pie?
–John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet (1807–92)
Brad Sherwood (comedian) was born on this day in 1964. Pat Morita (actor) died on this day in 2005.
Who Founded Thanksgiving?
Sarah Josepha Hale: Godmother of Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! While you are being grateful for your food, friends, and family, take a little time to remember Sarah Josepha Hale, who helped make this national day of thanks possible.
Balsam Fir Pillows are traditionally given as a sign of friendship, and it’s easy to see why! The pleasant smell of balsam fir will last for years and there are many designs to choose from that will complement your sofa.