Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Humor, Jokes, Observations

turkeys_moo.gifOde to Thanksgiving

 

To our national birds: The American Eagle, The Thanksgiving Turkey.May one give us peace in all our states, and the other a piece for all our plates!

 

Shopping for Turkey; Encountering A Grocery Store Turkey

 

 A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn't find one big enough for her family. She asked the stock boy, "Do these turkeys get any bigger?" The stock boy answered, "No ma'am, they're dead."  

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Thanksgiving

eat_ham_434619.jpg Thanksgiving Holiday And Its Celebrations

Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November, but many Americans take a day of vacation on the following Friday to make a four-day weekend, during which they may travel long distances to visit family and friends.

The holiday dates back to 1621, the year after the Puritans arrived in Massachusetts, determined to practice their religion without interference of the government. After a rough winter, in which about half of them died, they built a friendship with neighboring Indians, who taught them how to plant corn and other crops that could flourish in New England’s soil and climate.

The next fall's bountiful harvest inspired the Pilgrims to give thanks by holding a feast and celebration for their friends and community.

 

Thanksgiving Continued...Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Shopping Season

  {mosimage} thanksgiving_shopping_season_has_begun_big_business_and_dollars_cyber_month.jpgIn the world of retail, Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the Holiday shopping season. 

The day after Thanksgiving is known in retail parlance as Black Friday, on of the major U.S. shopping days.  The origin of Black Friday comes from the shift to profitability during the holiday season. Black Friday was when retailers went from being unprofitable ( in the red) to being profitable (in the black).  This term dates back to pre-internet when accounting was done by hand in ledgers and “red ink” was used to indicate a loss. 

 

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