Thanksgiving 2006

By November 23, 2006General

We were casting about for something poignant to commemorate this Thanksgiving. When we’re low on inspiration, of course, we must turn to the classics and this was no exception. And so we found this great line in “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” As they all gather, Linus remembers the first Thanksgiving and says:

“Elder William Brewster, who was a minister, said a prayer that went something like this: ‘We thank God for our homes and our food and our safety in a new land. We thank God for the opportunity to create a new world for freedom and justice.”

Next year we will celebrate Jamestown 2007, the first settlers in Jamestown, Virginia. They also were the first manufacturers, making glass, among other products. With it came a new world, and a world of prosperity. This Thanksgiving, when we gather around the table and bow our heads to pray, we should thank God for our family and friends and for the bountiful harvest in which we all share. And we should all remember to thank America’s manufacturers, without whom there would be precious little prosperity to share or to celebrate.

Happy Thanksgiving.