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)