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Thanksgiving Comes In Many Versions, All Good

We usually think of Thanksgiving as a big family time with grandparents, kids, cousins, uncles, aunts and all the assorted relatives. While that may be true when you are young, life constantly changes traditions.

Most of us know the first Thanksgiving was in 1621. It was a bountiful dinner between the Wampanoag natives and the pilgrims. Two cultures came together peacefully and gave thanks for a bountiful harvest. The event was recorded by William Bradford, governor of Plymouth, Mass.

It was Sarah Josepha Hale, in the 1800s, who read Bradford’s Thanksgiving account and began a serious letter-w...


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