Thanksgiving Day is a “function” which originated in New England two or three centuries ago. This was the time when those people recognized that they really had something to be thankful…because, annually, not more often, and only if they had succeeded in exterminating their neighbors (the Indians) , during the previous twelve months ….instead of getting exterminated by their neighbors (the Indians). Because of being the victor in the battle and having survived, there was reason to celebrate and be thankful.
The Thanksgiving Day Habit:
Thanksgiving Day became a habit, for the reason that, in the course of time, as the years drifted on, it was perceived that the exterminating had ceased to be mutual and was all on the white man’s side, consequently on the Lord’s side; hence it was proper to thank the Lord for it and extend the usual annual compliments. —Mark Twain
This little Indian Bird design is free for download in four formats…. JEF, PES, VIP and HUS. It will look adorable on table runners, napkins, or other decorative items.