Greensborosports.com Happy Thanksgiving Post 2011

Posted by Andy Durham on November 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm under Amateur, Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

Received this earlier in the week, from our good friend and one of the top Dudley Panthers and N.C. A&T Aggies to ever come through our town and that would be Ray Crawford Sr.

We say thanks to Ray for the send and he was able to pull this in from John Chapman and we say thanks to John for making it available so we could share it with you today…Thank-you Ray and thank-you John and I would have had it up here for you sooner on this Thanksgiving Thursday, but I had to head out to the football game this morning and that is probably the real ‘Thanksgiving Tradition’….

Nothing like having the chance to go to the Thanksgiving Day Game and coming out with a good pay day…You get paid in hits in these games and the hitting, the pushing and the shoving people to the ground, that’s what these games are all about….The recepiant of my vengence again this year was Joey Kirkman, also known as JA Joey, on ROCK 92…

Joey will only have to put up with my madness for another 25 years, 25 more years of the Thanksgiving Day games and I’m done, then I’ll be on to the MMA Tournaments….

Lots of fun again this year and the hits are like pay day, in a big way, on Thanksgiving Day…..Football would not be football without the hits and the contact….Hitting is like getting your money’s worth…..

Our article/story/post for this year, here in 2011 and you can leave your 2011 Thanksgiving Day wishes in the comment box below….Thanks again, to Ray Sr. and John for this Thanksgiving Day message….

It seems as if it was yesterday when we were celebrating Thanksgiving, and here we are another year has gone by!

Turkey was introduced to the early Pilgrim settlers by the Native American Wampanoag tribe after the Pilgrims arrived in 1620. The first year for the settlers was bleak, with many dying from the journey. The Indians assisted the settlers, introducing them to native foods such as corn and squash and showed them how to hunt and fish. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 at the behest of Governor William Bradford, and the Native Americans were invited as guests of honor.

Squanto, a Patuxet Native American who resided with the
Wampanoag tribe, taught the Pilgrims how to
catch eel and grow corn and served as an interpreter for them (Squanto had learned English while enslaved in Europe and during travels in England). Additionally the Wampanoag leader Massasoit had donated food stores to the fledgling colony during the first winter when supplies brought from England were insufficient. The Pilgrims set apart a day to celebrate at Plymouth immediately after their first harvest, in 1621.

During the modern era, interestingly enough, in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt attempted to move the official Thanksgiving date to earlier in November in order encourage a longer Christmas shopping season as a
Depression recovery strategy. His idea was shut down by Congress, and the
official date was declared permanently as the fourth Thursday in November
via Public Law #379.

Wishing you and your family a most Happy Thanksgiving.


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