Re: [gardeners] Thanksgiving thoughts.

Barbara J. Davis (
Sun, 11 Oct 1998 11:29:57 -0500

Thanks, Gayle.  That's what our Thanksgiving is, too.  It 
commemorates the fact that the first settlors made it through the 
year alive.  The Indians, who were friendly, joined them, furnishing 
much of the food.  In fact, if our histories are accurate, the Indians 
taught them agricultural methods for survival.

Barbara Davis       zone 7/8       southwest of Fort Worth, TX

 Alicia Bayer wrote:
> > Gayle,
> > I have to admit my ignorance here and ask... what event does the Canadian
> > Thanksgiving commemorate?  I've been wanting to switch Thanksgivings 
> Alicia, we celebrate the bringing in of the harvest.  That is why our
> Thanksgiving is so much earlier than yours.  It is also why it is so
> special for me to serve those things that I have grown.  It is not as
> big a thing as it is in the US.  Just a time for family to count their
> blessings.  Before our meal we all tell the others what we have been
> thankful for over the past year.
> HTH.
> Gayle