Sunday, November 25, 2012

The End of Thanksgiving

As my four days off of work come to an end, I think back on how much I enjoyed this holiday.  Then I think about the conversation I had with a high school student last Wednesday.  He was angry with his history teacher for saying that the Thanksgiving story was made up.  Apparently the pilgrims never had a Thanksgiving dinner with Native Americans (I wish we could still call them indians).  If you think rationally about the story, it does seem a bit far fetched.  This really shakes my faith in holiday narratives.  I guess that even if Thanksgiving is fake, I at least have something to be thankful for: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Cupid.

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