Thursday, November 25, 2010
Thanksgiving ~ my favorite holiday of the year.
For me it is a time of reflection; a lesson in history of how our forefathers fought the elements in order to survive in this foreign land ~ as well as a day of giving thanks and being with family.
It has been told to me that my fathers' side of the family (Weeks) are descendents of Peter Browne ~ who came over on the Mayflower. We are still researching that information, and will keep you posted. His mother was Scottish and their family emigrated from Scotland (Paisley) and came to Canada ~ upon which they traveled over the border and settled in New Hampshire ~ here in the United States. More to come with this side of the story.
Also, I love the landscape in November. Spring is gorgeous with the renewal of life; Summer is terrific with the barbecues, fireworks and sparklers; Autumn is outsanding with the crisp aire and brilliant colors; but November is a time of survival. Getting ready to prepare for the harshness of winter; the coming together to give thanks for the bounty we collected and testing our ability to weather any storm.
Wishing you a joyous Thanksgiving and for the many friends in other parts of the world ~ a huge thanks to you as well.