Thursday, November 23, 2017

A Traditional Thanksgiving

A few thoughts on Thanksgiving . . . 

J.C. Leyendecker illustration the Saturday Evening Post Nov 1924 A grumpy Pilgrim with flintlock and bible. A Traditional Thanksgiving and Other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com
as illustrated by the fabulous J.C. Leyendecker (1874 - 1951), who definitely would have run afoul of the Plymouth leadership.
J.C. Leyendecker illustration. Thanksgiving 1628 to 1928. Puritan and football player look at each other from a 300-year divide. A Traditional Thanksgiving and Other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com.jpg
"I am glad my ancestors arrived on the Mayflower, but I am gladder that there are nine generations between us." - William Lyon Phelps
J. C. Leyenedecker illustration The Saturday Evening Post. Trading for a Turkey December 1, 1923. A Traditional Thanksgiving and Other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com
"You know that just before the first Thanksgiving there was one wise old Native American woman saying, Don’t feed them. If you feed them, they’ll never leave." - Dylan Brody
J. C. Leyenedecker illustration. Thanksgiving 1648. A young Pilgrim family pray before eating. A Traditional Thanksgiving and Other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com.jpg
"This is the snobbery of the people on the Mayflower looking down their noses at the people who came over on the second boat." - Mitchell Kapor
J. C. Leyenedecker illustration. The Saturday Evening Post. March 1923. A Native American looks out on a wagon train.  A Traditional Thanksgiving and Other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com.jpg

"I celebrated Thanksgiving the old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land." - Jon Stewart
Joseph Christian Leyendecker illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, Giving Thanks (Thanksgiving Couple), 1910. A Traditional Thanksgiving and Other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com
"Puritanism, the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." - H. L. Mencken
J.C. Leyendecker illustration. The Saturday Evening Post. Basting the Turkey, November 20, 1936. A Traditional Thanksgiving and Other stories of Giving Thanks. marchmatron.com


"My late mother used to say it doesn't matter whether you came to this country on the Mayflower or on a slave ship, through Ellis Island or the Rio Grande. We're all in the same boat now." - Carol Moseley Braun
#Thanksgiving #Religion #Happy 
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Other stories of Giving Thanks: 


www.marchmatron.com/2011/11/grandma.html
Was she on the Mayflower?

www.marchmatron.com/2017/11/what-are-you-thankful-for.html
What are you thankful for?

www.marchmatron.com/2013/08/gratitude.html
Gratitude

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