Re: Thanksgiving Legend
Stephen Salyards (salyards@EURIDICE.ESS.UCLA.EDU)
Tue, 21 Nov 1995 11:14:21 PST
I didn't see an answer to this so here is what I know:
I heard of a Thanksgiving Legend that revolved around 5 kernals
of corn. Does
anyone know of this and can post it to the group. This sounds like the
bebinningof a neckerchief slide, table decoration etc.
Jean and others,
Based on material in "The Light and the Glory" by Marshall and Manuel
I put together the following summary and tradition that we use and
have distrubuted at our church:
During the Pilgrims' second winter at Plymouth food was short
and by the end of the winter each person received only five
kernels of corn a day. But through God's faithfulness no one
died of starvation. That following fall for their second
Thanksgiving the first course was an empty plate with five
kernels of corn...lest anyone should forget.
At your Thanksgiving meal place five kernels of corn at each
person's place. As part of your Thanksgiving meal let each
person tell at least one thing they are thankful for.
That's what we've done. Hope it helps.
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