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By Melissa McDonald | Nov 20, 2020

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Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you enjoy the day. And now for some fun, Thanksgiving trivia:

- The first Thanksgiving (1621) was a three-day affair — so much food.

- Colonists and Native Americans probably did not have turkey at their feast. Venison, lobster, swan and seal anyone?

- Thomas Jefferson refused to declare Thanksgiving a holiday because he firmly believed in the separation of church and state.

- The woman behind "Mary Had a Little Lamb" (Sarah Hale) is responsible for Thanksgiving's recognition as a national holiday. After three decades of lobbying, she was able to convince Abraham Lincoln to make the declaration.

- The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade had no balloons.

- Americans prepare 46 million turkeys for Thanksgiving each year.

- You might consume more than 229 grams of fat (not counting seconds) and 3,000 calories for the entire dinner.

- The turkeys pardoned by the president go on to lead fulfilling lives. In 2005 and 2009, they went to Disney World to serve as grand marshals in their annual Thanksgiving parades.

- Only male turkeys gobble.

- Most Americans (8 in 10) prefer leftovers to the actual meal. Yum...sandwiches.

- Americans eat an estimated 50 million pumpkin pies on Thanksgiving.

- Black Friday is the biggest day of the year for plumbers. Kitchen drains, garbage disposals and toilets require more attention the day after Thanksgiving than any other day.

Until next time,

Peace, be well and stay warm.

 

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