It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens,” to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November.

Thanksgiving (United States) – Wikipedia
It’s always nice to know the history of a holiday weekend celebrate. I have always enjoyed a day set aside to meet with family and friends to enjoy good food and celebrate the blessings we have to be grateful for.This year my youngest daughter and 4 of the kids (the oldest turned 18 in October so decided to not go) loaded up the van and took off to my oldest daughter a 4 and half hour drive up north. Not too bad of traffic which was awesome.So today we made a dinner together- watched a movie and let my daughters go out for a much needed break while I and the grandkids ranging in age from 18 months to 15 watched star wars. Can’t think of a better way to spend the day.Peace 


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