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What am I thankful for you ask? How ’bout fried turkey, honey baked ham, green beans, flaky biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob, sweet potato pie, dressing, fresh apple sauce, and of course, pumpkin pie. Awwww yeah! It’s Thanksgiving time!

If for whatever reason I went to sleep at night and woke up and had to live out the same day over and over (see Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day) I would hope it would be on Thanksgiving. I think that’s what heaven is going to be. Waking up everyday and just eating Thanksgiving meals. Do you think we sleep in heaven? Hmmmm…..

THANKSGIVING FUN FACTS!!!

-Congress passed an official proclamation in 1941 and declared that now onwards Thanksgiving will be observed as a legal holiday on the fourth Thursday of November every year.
-Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
-A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds.
-The Plymouth Pilgrims dined with the Wampanoag Indians for the First Thanksgiving.
-The average person consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day.
-A turkey’s field of vision is 270 degrees–one of the main reasons they’re able to elude some hunters.
-The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed in at 86 pounds – about the size of a German Shepherd.
-Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird.
-According the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten in the United States at Thanksgiving. That number represents one sixth of all the turkeys sold in the U.S. each year!
-The cornucopia actually comes from greek mythology and represents abundance, blessings, and prosperity. In modern depictions, the cornucopia is typically a hollow, horn-shaped wicker basket filled with various kinds of festive fruit and vegetables. The cornucopia eventually came to be associated with Thanksgiving and the harvest.

Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving, enjoy time with your family, and be grateful for all that God has blessed you with.

-Todd

Now, here is a web clip I am thankful for…

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