A Time of Thanksgiving!

 

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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!

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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!

-Janice-

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 31 books: 15 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 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 books have received 23 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 2 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon 8 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 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 a novel and Book 4 of Drystan the Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2021 and beyond along with more children's books and novels for 18+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, 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 http://jemsbooks.blog 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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