Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fact of the Day: Thanksgiving Lamb

During the 19th century, Sarah Josepha Hale wrote to President Lincoln and convinced him to support making Thanksgiving a national holiday. Before it had only been celebrated in New England. Hale is also known for being the author of the nursery rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb.

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  1. Two accomplishments. That's more than me.

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  2. Very interesting. Now I'm wondering how Canada got their Thanksgiving and why it's earlier than ours.

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  3. One crazy lady can accomplish a lot. Gives me hope for myself, Adam


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=

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  4. She must have been one persistent lady to get this done!

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  5. I didn't realized that the author of "Mary had a little lamb" was known! I just assumed that little ditty was by "anonymous."

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  6. Mary had a little lamb sounds better than, Mary had a little turkey. Glad turkey is on our menu now.

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  7. I didn´t know the author of that lullaby. Kisses:)

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  8. I prefer lamb to turkey, but I don't think I'd want a cute lamb on my Thanksgiving table.

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  9. Well, I guess she was a very influential lady!

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  10. well, i'll be. she was a lady of words and action.

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