Thanksgiving Collection II

The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth by Jennie A. Brownscombe (1914) Courtesy Wikipedia
The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth by Jennie A. Brownscombe (1914)
Courtesy Wikipedia Image
Saying grace before carving the turkey at Thanksgiving dinner in the home of Earle Landis in Neffsville, Pennsylvania
Saying grace before carving the turkey at Thanksgiving dinner in the home of                         Earle Landis in Neffsville, Pennsylvania  1942

This image is a work of an employee of the United States Farm Security Administration, taken as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.

Jonah 2:9  KJV

Every year about this time my Dad would start handing out calendars for the new year, advertising his business, Longenecker Farm Supply. Calendars always featured something inspirational: a glossy, colored photo of a farm scene, happy children at play, or in this case, a family observing Thanksgiving. Daddy died in 1985 and after that time the business was sold, so calendars stopped. But I still keep the “Thanksgiving” calendar in its plastic cradle attached to the inside of one of my kitchen cabinets, with calendar year postings now computer-generated.

Calendar

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name.                  Psalm 100:4
Happy Thanksgiving! Your comments welcome. I will always respond.
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13 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Collection II

  1. I remember getting those calendars. I also remember getting Norman Rockwell illustrations in the Saturday Evening Post we subscribed to for a few years. I especially loved the humor in his illustrations. And the warm feeling of family bonds he conveyed in his famous dinner table featuring turkey and trimmings. Your FSA photo and the Longenecker Supply photo do the same.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and to all the lovely readers you’ve assembled in your short time as a blogger.

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    1. I imagine your and Stuart have your car pointed toward Lancaster County to celebrate Thanksgiving at your sister’s home. How blessed we are — and how blessed I am to be the recipient of so much encouragement. Thank you, thank you, Shirley!

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