Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving


As happy as we all are, I think the date of Thanksgiving should be changed to October, and make it the same date as the Canadian Thanksgiving, closer to the harvest. By November, the harvest is over and most of the farm markets are closed for the winter. The colored leaves are now gone and winter has set in. In the northern hemisphere we need to have all the festive lights out now, to chase away the overcast, dark days. 

  Since the church members provided a huge Thanksgiving meal on the last Lord's Day,  today I am having a simple Thanksgiving Afternoon Tea.



10 comments:

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Yes, I wonder why it's so late in the year? If the day was closer to the actual harvest, there would be more correlation between the two in our minds....
...mind you, I wonder if people truly see any relationship between the food we have on the table and the Lord of all the earth who gives the harvest.

Blessings on Thanksgiving Day x

Mrs. B said...

I heartily agree!.....I wish Thanksgiving was in October.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. :)

Farrah said...

I also agree.

I'm thankful to you for your wonderful blog! I appreciate that you take your Titus 2 job to heart. Over the last few years you have helped me more than you know.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Farrah

Cay Gibson said...

I agree. It's way too close to Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lydia,

So many people must reschedule the traditional Thursday dinner in order to accomodate work schedules that we may as well have Thanksgiving whenever it suits us!

I'm on board for having it in October!

Thank you for your lovely and encouraging posts.

Kind regards,

Susan T.

Lillibeth said...


I think Thanksgiving Day as we have is it a combination of a what is supposed to be national Thanksgiving (like a national day of prayer) and a harvest feast. I found this on wikipedia;
"During the 18th century, individual colonies commonly observed days of thanksgiving throughout each year. We might not recognize a traditional Thanksgiving Day from that period, as it was not a day marked by plentiful food and drink as is today's custom, but rather a day set aside for prayer and fasting."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_(United_States)
Presidents proclaimed days in Nov. as days of thanksgiving, whereas we now have it as feast day;and since it is so much about the meal and family get-togethers, it should be earlier, in my opinion.

LadyLydia said...

Susan I agree. We sometimes celebrate other events a different day because of the convenience of having someone in town, or because of the work schedules. The church always has a thanksgiving dinner the Sunday before Thanksgiving, to accommodate those who have no family in town, and it is something the widows and widowers and people away from home always look forward to. So my question is: why go ahead and buy all that Thanksgiving food and prepare it a second time? It is a lot of work, and if the family has already eaten the Thanksgiving dinner after church on Sunday, then Thanksgiving Day ought to be a day of relaxing and enjoying your family or your free time.

LadyLydia said...

Susan I agree. We sometimes celebrate other events a different day because of the convenience of having someone in town, or because of the work schedules. The church always has a thanksgiving dinner the Sunday before Thanksgiving, to accommodate those who have no family in town, and it is something the widows and widowers and people away from home always look forward to. So my question is: why go ahead and buy all that Thanksgiving food and prepare it a second time? It is a lot of work, and if the family has already eaten the Thanksgiving dinner after church on Sunday, then Thanksgiving Day ought to be a day of relaxing and enjoying your family or your free time.

Anonymous said...

Lydia,

I thank you for your amazing blog ministry that has encouraged, and continues to encourage women both young and old, single and married, rich and poor, at home or desiring to be home worldwide. Your blog is such an uplift, and for this I give thanks to god.

Re tying thanksgiving in with a harvest celebration, this makes perfect sense, especially for those living in North Asia, Noerth America and all but the most southerly parts of Europe where winter spells no growth, snow, frost, the freezing of the land and sunset by 4PM in the afternoon if one is lucky.

We're spoilt in the Southern hemisphere and those of your readers living in subtropical, tropical and even arid parts of the world.

for us down here in australia, it makes sense also, as the abundance of Spring and early Summer produce is amazing - berries, melons, stonefruit, all manner of vegetable and herb overflowing and at their peak, meat and seafood hitting their peak, sunny, hot yet (for those South of Brisbane) non humid weather that is a delight to the soul. The camelias are out, the jasmine is out, the jacarandas are out, the Koels are calling, weather is ideal for picnicking and barbecueing, and for those still teathered to the work or study world in some manner, the year is closing down and becoming less frantic (And test cricket is on the radio) bliss!! One can't help but enjoy a sport where the teams still break for tea! A cricket tea menu might be a novel theme for a post, accompanied with paintings depicting this fine pastime.

Anonymous said...

I hope your Thanksgiving Day was relaxing & pleasant for you & yours, Lady Lydia. Afternoon tea sounds wonderful! :o)

Blessings to you-
Brenda

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