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.

22 comments:

DWei said...

Two accomplishments. That's more than me.

Kay said...

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

Cloudia said...

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


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Joy said...

Wow! She is tough:)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Wonderful person then.

Pat Hatt said...

Made a rhyme, such a fun time

Christine said...

Wow neat facts today.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Dana said...

Very cool!

Em-Musing said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Unknown said...

interesting fact. nice!

stephen Hayes said...

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

Winnie said...

Ah I used to sing that rhyme!

CraveCute said...

Two fabulous accomplishments!

Unknown said...

Quite the accomplishments

Theresa Mahoney said...

Well, I guess she was a very influential lady!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Never knew that fact

DeniseinVA said...

Very interesting fact!

RaeAbigael said...

lovely fact! ^^)

Teddi said...

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