Thanksgiving Devotional | Being Thankful in 2020

In the 75th anniversary editon of "The Joy of Cooking," the authors share an antecdote about Benjamin Franklin, one of America's founding fathers. In a letter to his daughter, Franklin wrote that he wished the bald eagle had not been chosen as the national bird, contending that the turkey was truly a original native of … Continue reading Thanksgiving Devotional | Being Thankful in 2020

A Brief History of National Turkey Day (part two)

Americans celebrated their first official day of Thanksgiving in 1777 after Washington’s victory over the British at Saratoga. However, the national day of giving thanks didn’t take hold until a few years later in 1846 when Sarah Josepha Hale, the first female American magazine editor and the author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, began writing … Continue reading A Brief History of National Turkey Day (part two)