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  • Thanksgiving: The History Of Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a happy holiday where people in America celebrate the thanks that they have for the land, homes, families, pets, food, schools, and more. Thanksgiving is also a time when family gathers together to celebrate and pray or give thanks to the Lord. The History of Thanksgiving goes back to 1621 when the Pilgrims and the Indians had started it. Some Families have their different traditions for thanksgiving too. Some might eat, some might pray, and some might just have fun and be happy with their families. “What Is Thanksgiving?” Is a good question that people don’t think about. Thanksgiving is a celebration for the arrival and friendship of the Pilgrims and the Indians. When you think of “Thanksgiving”, What do you think of? Turkey?…

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  • Thanksgiving: The Importance Of Thanksgiving In My Family

    Thanksgiving is one of my most treasured holidays. While there are some constants in the way thanksgiving is observed by Americans, it can mean different things to different people. In my family, Thanksgiving is a day to gather with those we love, to join together in a huge feast, give thanks for all that we have been blessed with throughout the year, watch football, and listen to the men talk about the big buck that got away during their morning hunt. My mother makes the turkey, the…

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  • The First Thanksgiving Analysis

    Thanksgiving. What comes to mind? Delicious turkey, family, and the beautiful colors of the fall. Those may be the images to some. As a little kid, I remember reading a short story of the First Thanksgiving. The pages depicted a story of pilgrims who traveled from a far away land and voyaged to America, in which they called home. They were met with a man named Squanto, a Native American man indigenous to the area, who helps them survive in their new environment by showing them how to build…

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  • My Thanksgiving Day: My Experience Of A Thanksgiving Day

    The sweet pumpkin pie, the tart apple pie, and of course, the rich, chocolate ice-cream topped off the amazing meal. I glanced from face to face, privately thanking God for each family member. There were smiles everywhere, from my brother's mischievous grin, to my grandmother's heartwarming smile. I looked around the room at the decorations I had helped my mother put up. Pictures of pumpkins, still up from last Halloween, hung next to Christmas wreathes and holly. In the center of the…

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  • Reflection Paper About Thanksgiving

    of Thanksgiving without passing on historical distortions, and racial and cultural stereotypes. The problem is that part of what many feel they have learned in childhood about the Pilgrims and indigenous Indians and the 'First Thanksgiving ' is a mixture of both history and myth. There are those that take the meaning of Thanksgiving purely on face value while others decry the holiday as one that bespoke the imminent demise of Native Americans. I would like to think however, that the theme of…

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  • Reflective Essay On Thanksgiving At My Home

    Thanksgiving at my house is always crammed with mouthwatering food, and great fellowship between family members. Every year we gather to enjoy each other’s company, and devour some scrumptious food. One year we might congregate at grannies house, and another year we may meet up at uncle TJ’s. The location may change but the thanksgiving meal never does; it always consists of turkey, stuffing, and green bean casserole. Carving the turkey on thanksgiving has long been a tradition in my family.…

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  • A Narrative Essay About My Thanksgiving

    My Thanksgiving Experience Thanksgiving is a holiday of turkey and thanks that we celebrate every year in November, a month before Christmas. Besides being thankful and eating a lot of delicious food that makes you resemble the stuffed turkey on the table, it is about spending time with loved ones and enjoying the irreplaceable moments we have at hand. Now, with every Thanksgiving, there is always a story to tell; some more interesting than others, but all a part of whom we are. This year, my…

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  • Cartoon Analysis: Thanksgiving Through The Years By Jen Sorenson

    so many subjects to choose from. With Thanksgiving having been just last week and all of the discussions regarding Black Friday and whether or not Christmas shopping should officially begin on the evening of Thanksgiving or the early morning hours of Friday, I thought it would be appropriate to find an editorial cartoon on this very subject. "Thanksgiving Through The Years" by Jen Sorenson, is one editorial cartoon that really caught my eye. This cartoon consists of four separate images put…

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  • Comparison Of 'First Thanksgiving, By Sharon Olds And Winter Stars' By Larry Levis

    The child-parent relationship is, perhaps, the most foundational and important relationship that any human will ever have, and as such many literary works over the centuries have examined this relationship. The two poems, “First Thanksgiving,” by Sharon Olds and “Winter Stars,” by Larry Levis are examples of two different ways that such a literary work can be done. These two poems have numerous parallels, although their similarities only serve to highlight their differences, which can be seen in…

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  • What Is Black Friday

    a fight. The early opening of stores for Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving day is a problem because it’s destroying the meaning of Thanksgiving by; taking employees and shoppers away from family and the holiday meals. Many workers can’t celebrate Thanksgiving the way it was intended to be. Black Friday isn’t just becoming a nationwide holiday, but it’s taking over Thanksgiving too.The Huffington Post reported that sixteen percent of employees will work on Thanksgiving, and 20 percent of…

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