Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gobble Gobble

In the US, today is Thanksgiving Day, a day set aside to give thanks the native Americans were willing to share and weren't better armed. So much of the iconography of America's Thanksgiving is wrapped in the flag of the Puritan's landing that we tend to forget what the Puritans brought to our shores. Things like religious intolerance, racial bigotry, ugly clothes and witches.

It's unfortunate the Spanish, who arrived and thrived in the America's long before the British, didn't have better PR or travel to the Northeast. Puritans may shutter at the the thought of spice, but it certainly makes the food taste better. Paella trumps roast turkey most any day.

From: Chicago Now

Whatever your plans, whatever your menu enjoy the day, if you are on the road, please take care. I'm thankful for each and every one of you.



Suburban Princess said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Karena said...

Dear Toad,

Here is a toast to a wonderful friendship!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Love and Hugs

Art by Karena

Main Line Sportsman said...

Great post...have a wonderful day with your family

Anonymous said...

Sir Toad, while we're counting blessings today, let me raise this glass to you, I am SO thankful for you and for the time/energy/humor/wisdom you put into this marvelous blog every day. Yes, YOU. And isn't that a dandy little painting at the top of your post today, very sweetly detailed, utterly charming. Happy day to you, your bride and the dogs!


Anonymous said...

Actually they brought religious freedom, they were fleeing intolerance.

Anonymous said...

Nice try, but they were intolerant. They may have been running away from people who did not agree with them, but they wanted to set up their own religious state in which everyone worshiped like they did. I don't think that's religious freedom. Maybe I'm wrong and you can tell me about all the Catholics that moved to the Plymouth Colony right after the first Thanksgiving. Good luck.

LPC said...

A very happy Thanksgiving to you.

Ian from Downunder said...

Hello Toad,
I hope you and yours had a great Thanksgiving.

I love your blog and log on daily.

All the best,
Ian from Downunder