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Happy Almost Turkey Day! (How DKLM Helps in Office Trivia)

Dear Kid,

Sometimes it pays to pay attention.

Happy Almost Turkey Day DearKidLoveMom.comYesterday we had our Thanksgiving celebration at work. It included a team trivia project where we had to answer questions about Thanksgiving.

Guess whose mama remembered that the first Thanksgiving Day Parade was in 1924 (yep, pulled that out of nowhere).

And remembered that the Pilgrims were originally called Puritans (got that reading London after you had to read it for school).

But completely missed the name of the captain of the Mayflower. (Go ahead, I’ll give you time to think about it.)

And had absolutely no idea that the Wampanoag were the Indians who attended the first Thanksgiving. But completely redeemed herself by knowing that only five of the Puritan women survived to the first Thanksgiving and that the first feast lasted three days.

My teammates came up with a raft of useful answers like President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to be a national holiday and Roosevelt moved it up a week to extend the holiday shopping season. (Which doesn’t matter too much anymore since the holiday shopping season now begins before Halloween.)

Surprisingly, the questionnaire did not even touch on the question of turkey tryouts (which you might want to read because I thought it was set to publish on time yesterday, but instead it went live last night so I’m not sure if you got around to reading it).

Happy Day Before Turkey Day!

Love, Mom

Christopher Jones was captain of the Mayflower.

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Weird Thanksgiving Facts

Dear Kid,

As I believe I have mentioned, we are in the Official Thanksgiving Season (according to me). My friend the internet and I were hanging out (exhausted from making pumpkin muffins, watching football, and updating my Facebook status), and we decided to take a peek at some interesting Thanksgiving facts.

Turkey - Candidate for Presidential Pardon DearKidLoveMom.comThe first thing we found is that you have to look really hard to find interesting Thanksgiving facts. There are a hefty number (I counted) of dull and well-known Thanksgiving facts. There are even some Highly Disputed Thanksgiving facts. But being the kind of mom I am, I kept at it and I am delighted to present to you

Some Interesting and Lesser Known Thanksgiving Facts (or at least factlettes)

Our Neighbors to the North (no, not the Millers, the Canadians) celebrate their Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October. They refer to our celebration as “Yanksgiving” which seems like it would be the most fun fact about Turkey Day ever, but wait!

To tell if a cranberry is ripe, bounce it. Seriously. Throw that puppy on the ground (when your mother isn’t watching) and if it bounces at least four inches it’s ready. How you do this before picking is beyond me.

The first Thanksgiving Day football game was in 1876. NBC immediately went out to find someone to invent television. Speaking of television…

Thanksgiving is the proud parent of TV dinners. In 1953, someone at Swanson over bought turkeys and they had 260 tons (as in tons) of frozen turkeys left over. While the purchasing manager went on to work for the federal government, Swanson used the left over birds as the basis for inventing TV dinners.

The pilgrims didn’t use forks; they ate with spoons, knives, and their fingers. Please remember that you are not a pilgrim.

Hoping you find some facts more relevant to your college classes.

Love, Mom

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