A Time of Thanksgiving!



Here in the USA we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November. We give thanks to God for all our blessings.

A photo of my own homemade pumpkin pie – my  husband’s favorite!


Above photos complements of wikimedia commons

Blessings to all my friends and followers all over the world. I wish you a day rich with love, laughter, family and friendship and, of course, good food!


Per Wikipedia description here:

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens”, to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November.[1] Thanksgiving was also celebrated nationally in 1789, after a proclamation by George Washington.[2] As a federal and public holiday in the U.S., Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays of the year. Together with Christmas and New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday season.

The event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621.[3] This feast lasted three days, and it was attended by 90 Native Americans (as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow)[4] and 53 Pilgrims.[5] The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “thanksgivings”—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.[6]


About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 7 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 3 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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29 Responses to A Time of Thanksgiving!

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Janice 🙂

  2. A very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours…Jant:)

  3. Infinite blessings to you and yours.

  4. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful pie Janice. Good reminder about the spirit of Thanksgiving. And wishing you a safe and happy one. 🙂

  5. jlouisemac says:

    All I want is (homemade) pumpkin pie now

  6. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Janice Spina kicking off the Thanksgiving Party with a look at the original celebration.

  7. socialbridge says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you from Ireland. Hope you have a peaceful day.

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Jean, for stopping by. A pleasure to see you. Wishing you a blessed day in Ireland! Such a lovely green place I would love to visit! Maybe one day!

  8. Happy Thanksgiving, Janice. Hope you enjoy Judithx

  9. noelleg44 says:

    Thank you, Janice, and the same to you – warmth and good food, friends and family.

  10. mihrank says:

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Hoping your Thanksgiving is filled with blessings and joy.

  11. Norah says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Janice 🙂

  12. I want to add my Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. — Suzanne Joshi

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