This morning, another "V" formation of gypsy geese starting their journey south, pass overhead squawking a vocal farewell. With hesitation, I wave my goodbyes, telling them I will see them in the spring.
This is the month of thanksgiving, starting with the harvest for which we are so grateful. Food is the mainstay of any culture and nowhere is it more apparent than in New England. From dairy to fruits, vegetables and grain, we see crops rotated, planted, growing and harvested from early spring until late fall.
Most Americans probably don't know that Thanksgiving is celebrated in Canada on the second Monday of October. And, our first president George Washington, stated in his proclamation of October 3, 1789:
*"...Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint
Committee requested me 'to recommend to the People of the
United States a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer, to be observed by
acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God,
especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of
government for their safety and happiness.'"
And so, a Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
You will find the first president's entire message at: