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America’s First Thanksgiving

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Posted By: Imright, 11/24/2022 9:29:30 AM

On May 14, 1607, headed by a seven-man council that included John Smith, 144 men settled Jamestown. Because of their misguided efforts, it was a disaster from the beginning. These men battled the elements, disease, Indians, starvation, and one another. The lone minister on the adventure, Robert Hunt, did his best to keep the others focused on God. His sermons went mostly unheeded; however, he persevered. By February of 1608 only 38 of the 144 remained alive. The death rate did not abate with time. As Peter Marshall and David Manuel note,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 11/24/2022 9:33:42 AM (No. 1341368)
You might want to check this out. https://youtu.be/ofdt3ZBFVdw Berkeley Plantation. Look it up.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JackBurton 11/24/2022 10:15:19 AM (No. 1341398)
Great article. Puts Thanksgiving into a great perspective.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 11/24/2022 10:26:36 AM (No. 1341406)
And excellent reminder of how this day was invented, with a reminder that socialism causes starvation and individualism results in plenty. I passed this link on to several friends and family just now. Happy Thanksgiving to all LDotters.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JoElla Bee 11/24/2022 10:28:52 AM (No. 1341410)
Thank you, OP, and thank you Trevor Thomas for mentioning Rush Limbaugh. I still love & miss him very much, and I’m so thankful for the great difference he made in our history & for the wonderful memories of his broadcasts. Rush’s Thanksgiving and Christmas broadcasts were always special. Rush was special.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: coyote 11/24/2022 10:44:43 AM (No. 1341423)
At Thanksgiving time, it is traditional for people to recount the things they are grateful for. I would like to do the same. And what am i grateful for? Well, I don’t grow my food; I don’t do the gathering and delivery and basic prep on it. These days, our food comes elsewhere, from factories supplied by American farmers, truckers, and food processors, all guided by business administration. I didn’t build the house I live in, that too comes from businesses. The roads I drive on, the electrical power I use, that is the result of cooperation between government and businesses. I am grateful for all this, for the blessings given to me by humans, and god.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: TexaTucky 11/24/2022 11:33:01 AM (No. 1341476)
Reading this story reminds me how grateful I am for my pubic school education in western Kentucky in the 70s. Though hindsight has showed me my high school history teacher was liberal, she was the first to teach me that socialism equates with deficit (except for the elite) and private enterprise results in surplus. The history of our American Thanksgiving was my first classroom example of this, to be followed later by the history of Soviet collectivism. As with these early Americans, "a lackluster work ethic prevailed" among the Sovietized kolkhoznik farm workers because their land had been stolen and their labor was being expropriated by the State, their "merchant sponsors". They received no more and no less regardless of how hard they worked. Famine and mass starvation (to the tune of millions) ensued until they were allowed to sell whatever they could grow on a small sliver of the land. Mirroring the American experience. This Thanksgiving, I give thanks for the collective memory of those of us old enough to remember pre-woke history so we can leaven our grandchildren's education with the truth of who we are. Of where we came from.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: little guy 11/24/2022 12:11:12 PM (No. 1341500)
Great article .... but it doesn't go even half-way to describe the true miracle of Almighty God's intervention into the founding of this country. The helpful Indian .... sorry .... "Native American" was called "Squanto" (real name: Tisquantum) and he saved the Pilgrims because he had been educated by monks in Europe! And ... more importantly ... he spoke English as well as the local dialect. What are the odds of traveling to some distant land, 3500 miles from your home, and finding the one person who spoke your language?! Hand of God indeed. If it wasn't for the fact that "Squanto" is now viewed as a traitor to his people he deserves to be on a new 35 cent coin --- or a $35 bill.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: SweetPea3 11/24/2022 12:13:04 PM (No. 1341502)
Aside from being thankful for my many GOD given blessings, I have to say that I do so miss the annual recipe swaps Ms Lucianne used to have here. I still make many of the dishes I printed out from these wonderful threads.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog 11/24/2022 12:26:18 PM (No. 1341507)
An most excellent read on this wonderful day!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: downnout 11/24/2022 12:35:22 PM (No. 1341512)
As another poster mentioned, I too miss he annual Thanksgiving recipe thread and especially the recipe for Whore Squirrel (we ancient posters will never forget). In honor of our dear, beloved Lucianne perhaps someone will repost it. Some traditions must be continued….
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Reply 11 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 11/24/2022 1:18:01 PM (No. 1341539)
Not everyone died, it is said that around 25 percent Americans are descended from Mayflower passengers.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: BarryNo 11/24/2022 3:08:57 PM (No. 1341562)
As I recall, Squanto was originally kidnapped and enslaved by one of John Smith's sub-captains then sold into slavery in Europe. The people who bought him also gave him freedom, taught him their language and arranged to have him returned to America. His own tribe was gone - wiped out by disease and he journeyed north to Plymouth Rock and was instrumental in their survival.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: JoElla Bee 11/24/2022 4:06:50 PM (No. 1341594)
Trevor Grant Thomas did such a beautiful job of writing this piece. I’ve shared it and look forward to reading his book - The Miracle And Magnificence Of America https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Magnificence-America-Trevor-Thomas/dp/0991129121/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
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Reply 14 - Posted by: LadyVet 11/24/2022 9:07:56 PM (No. 1341710)
#8, my family Thanksgiving tradition now includes Cranberry Sauce to Die For and Tennessee Whiskey Chocolate Pecan Pie from the recipe roundtables.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Gallo3 11/24/2022 11:15:42 PM (No. 1341769)
Thanks to the Late Great Lucianne, this here salon has been a comfort to all of us for nearly 25 years. Puts it in perspective when reading some of the reminiscing above.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Imright 11/24/2022 11:20:31 PM (No. 1341771)
So true #15.....God Bless All....
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Reply 17 - Posted by: franq 11/25/2022 8:25:51 AM (No. 1341881)
Excellent article and recounting of history. Leftists would squelch it and rewrite it at every opportunity. God was in the details, and the Spirit of God was in their hearts and minds. Stay close to Him, my friends.
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