It seems to have been happening annually since 1621. Whether it was an act of generosity as it is recorded by History or simply due to the fact that they were outnumbered two to one, the Pilgrims started our greatest American secular tradition: Having family and friends over for turkey, cranberry sauce and a Thursday afternoon of watching football on TV from the safety of an invitingly soft couch. It’s possible that the football part of the holiday may be just someone’s imagination, but the way modern marketing works, you never know.
In all seriousness, a happy and healthy Thanksgiving to us all!
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