In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Americans shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. I guess he felt that even though things look bad we can always find something to be thankfull for.
This is generally when the ‘official’ start to the Christmas season begins. Meteorological winter begins next Tuesday with predictions of snow in the forecast though I am not overly excited about snowfall totals at this point with temps in the mid to upper 30s predicted. It is my philosophy to live for today and worry about tomorrow when it gets here 🙂
Even though it irks some people I am a positive person who can find the good in most situations and am thankful for all the things given by the good Lord. I am blessed, that is for sure. I am grateful for the people who come here to visit daily and for Slim who puts together interesting historical weather data daily and weekly.
I rejoice in all things the good and the bad. Hard times build character and strength as we work through them with friends and family. I pray you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving and dig down deep to find those things for which we are blessed.
Your Local Forecast