Today will be a slow day here on IST for most readers interested in foreign policy and such are taking the day off to be with their loved ones.

But as an old professor I just have to explain/educate my readers…..first of all Thanksgiving had its beginnings in the Old World…..

Today I will be spending quality time with my granddaughter so my posts will not be plentiful….there are a couple of days per year that I limit my posts and today is one of those shortened days.

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Hope everyone who celebrates the day will have a wonderful day…and that they could spend a moment to say a silent “thank you” to our troops and their families who are having to miss this special day for yet another year.

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I will give thanks for my family (immediate)… best friend MoMo….and my friends here on the internet…..thanx to all I appreciate your time.

I need to get to work….my granddaughter has asked me to make my home-made mac and cheese… wife wants my special dressing…..and MoMo just wants some turkey and sweet potatoes….and of course her morning walk.  (She does have a look when it is “that” time)


Please enjoy your fun, food, family and if your are a fan…football…..

On a side note…in case you would like to try something paleo….how about some ancient Babylonian recipes?

IST will return to normal posting on Black Friday…Peace Out my friends!

Until my return….Have A Day My Friends!

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

Thanksgiving–A Short History

Most of us know T’giving by the myth of the settlers and NAs sitting down to a meal and all was right with the universe and had a happy ending…..

There is so much history around the day…..

Thanksgiving is the oldest national holiday in the United States. However, it’s observation is not a continuous presence in American history. While the celebration of Thanksgiving predates even the founding of the nation, it was proclaimed by George Washington, then ignored by Thomas Jefferson. From then on, it was sporadically observed until Abraham Lincoln, who once again introduced a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving to the United States.

Indeed, it was Lincoln who set the day as the last Thursday in November. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt changed the day between 1939 and 1941, which was highly controversial. The days were called “Franksgiving.” Roosevelt changed the date because retailers communicated to him through the Retail Dry Goods Association and the Secretary of Commerce, that the late date of Thanksgiving that year (the last day of November) might negatively impact retail sales. It was considered bad form to put up Christmas decorations or put on Christmas sales before Thanksgiving.

I just wanted to show my readers that there was more to Thanksgiving than what we are use to in the elementary school play we all have sat through.

Peace Out.

“Lego Ergo Scribo”