Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008


We shared our Thanksgiving meal today at the home of relatives, and the table setting was so beautiful that I just had to get a picture.

On the first Thanksgiving, though the Pilgrims had lost so much, they had so much for which to be grateful.

"To All Ye Pilgrims: Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, beans, squashes, and garden vegetables, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as He has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience; now, I...do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and little ones, do gather...to listen to ye pastor, and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings."
...William Bradford, Governor of the Plymouth Colony


5 comments:

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Love that table ! I hope you spent a wonderful Thanksgiving with your relatives !!!

Kate said...

Beautiful table! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Come visit my blog tomorrow (November 28) to read about the Thanksgiving Project!

Hope said...

A beautiful table set and ready for a wondrous bounty of food!

Virginia said...

HOpe the food was a good as your table was pretty. Happy Thanksgiving!
V

D said...

Oh, what a lovely table. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!