Pilgrim’s Remembrance

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As we gather to prepare our Thanksgiving feast for tomorrow, it’s fun for us to think about many of you–with your loved ones–perhaps doing the very same thing and likely for the very same reason…to show love and gratitude for our many, many blessings.

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During the hard winter of 1620-21 the food supplies of the Pilgrims fell so low that each person received a ration of only five grains of corn at a time. After many later years of plenty, it became a custom in early New England to place the five grains of corn at each person’s place as a reminder of the hard winter the Pilgrims had weathered in their first few seasons.

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Can you imagine?Ā  Wouldn’t this be a wonderful way to help our families realize and appreciate the love, abundance and bounty we enjoy in our lives?

Savor these moments…

“We often take for grated those things for which we should be most grateful.”

Cynthia Ozick

10 Replies to “Pilgrim’s Remembrance”

  1. That is so true! I count my blessings almost everyday but I know that I don’t get all the blessings that I am grateful for. I am thankful for you and your sweet AWESOME family!

    By the way, DONNY WON!!!!!!

  2. I know! Isn’t that great? I was glad to hear that he did. I have a friend over in England who will be SO happy to hear that. She came all the way from there just to see his show in Vegas.

  3. It won’t be our traditional Thanksgiving this year as we are in Tyler TX loving a new grandbaby and helping his parents gut, repaint, carpet and move into their first home. I wasn’t thankful for the 26 hrs it took us to get here (that was driving straight through)until I reminded myself that a long time ago children moved away and were never seen again because there weren’t any cars. So, our turkey sandwiches (deli meat from Walmart) with vegies and dip will be wonderful because of those that we will be sharing it with. And because it will be a very long time before we hug them again.
    Happy Thanksgiving

  4. Oh, but you are in the very right place, then–aren’t you? Maybe you could get some Stove Top and or run to Village Inn for a minute. They are very lucky to have such parents.
    When you come home–come see us. I’ll save you some stuffing if you like. I’ll put your name on it.

    Happy Thanksgiving–we love you!

  5. We haven’t decided if we’re brave enough to drive straight through again, but I’m not sure I’m brace enough to leave one second before I absolutely have to be back either. I can’t imagine there will be left overs left by Sat night but I’ll give you a call when we’re on our way – I think I’ll probably be needing a big hug about then.

  6. Aw, thank you! Of course, please post about Owen – this small dog is still reminding people of God’s love and the power of prayer and community. I have to tell you how much I love your sweet girl, Jillian! She is the light of our workplace šŸ™‚

    I also want you to know how much I adore your blog and all your generosity in sharing your crafts, recipes and life with us. Have a wonderful thankful and safe holiday šŸ™‚

  7. Oh, there will be leftovers–trust me on this. We believe in the 2 year supply rule when it comes to stuffing.

    We’ll keep a supply ready for you–stuffing and hugs!

  8. You are so sweet and kind. Jillian talks about you all the time too. She adores you. I hope you have a wonderful holiday as well. Thanks so much.

  9. I remember learning about the few pieces of corn in school… and then putting some uncooked kernels on each plate at Grandma’s house. I don’t know if anyone paid attention… but I remember thinking how rotten it would be to ONLY have that to eat. I ate the hard kernels… then was really glad to eat all the rest of that yummy food!

    We are really blessed! šŸ™‚ Thanks for reminding me of that so often! šŸ™‚ I’m glad you have this blog… and I’m glad you’re my Mom!

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