Thanksgiving's godmother, carving turkey, jazzy pie crust
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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, November 23, 2017
And the prayer, which my mouth is too full to express,
Swells my heart that thy shadow may never be less,
That the days of thy lot may be lengthened below,
And the fame of thy worth like a pumpkin-vine grow,
And thy life be as sweet, and its last sunset sky
Golden-tinted and fair as thy own Pumpkin pie!
Robin Roberts (broadcast journalist) was born on this day in 1960. Larry Hagman (actor) died on this day in 2012.
Godmother of 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.
Thanksgiving Day 2019
In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November—this year, on November 28! Why is Thanksgiving so late this year? Why do we celebrate this all-important feast day? Enjoy a brief history of the holiday, Thanksgiving trivia, folklore, and more!
Forecasting Weather With a Goose Bone
Can you really predict weather with a goose bone? Back around the turn of the last century, in the days before the National Weather Service, the so-called goose bone method was a famous weather-forecasting technique.