A p r o n h e a d -- Lilly Green

I grew up on a small farm in Ontario, Canada, where we may not have been more thankful than our American neighbors, but we certainly were thankful first.  We were thankful in October.  Americans weren’t thankful till November.  Having lived in the States for so many years, however, I have adopted a multicultural approach to Thanksgiving.  I’m thankful in both October and November.  I even thank God for Americans.

Way back in 1578, Martin Frobisher made his way across the stormy green Atlantic.  He was looking to explore the New World as the British were wont to do, and he didn’t particularly get good directions as men are wont to do.  So when he landed on the cold stony shores of Newfoundland, he held a formal Thanksgiving service to thank God he hadn’t gotten more severely lost in the Arctic wastes.  Historically, that was the first Thanksgiving celebration in the…

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wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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  1. Jaimie Stepro says:


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  2. dorannrule says:

    Remind me to wish you Happy Thanksgiving next October too! Love it. 🙂

  3. Cheryl says:

    I too grew up on a small farm (100 acres) in Ontario, Canada?!

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