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Old 11-25-2002, 01:08 PM   #1
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Smile Happy Thankksgiving to all

Just want to wish all our community members a very happy and healthy holiday. I am thankful for the freedom to communicate on these pages, and to share with and learn from all of you!
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Old 11-25-2002, 01:46 PM   #2
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Hear! Hear!

I want to join ALANSD in wishing everyone a great thanksgiving. The folks on this forum are the greatest.
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Old 11-25-2002, 04:17 PM   #3
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Wishing all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!
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Old 11-25-2002, 04:43 PM   #4
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Exclamation Turkey Day 2002

Likewise from me.
Enjoy a respit and please be safe. I need yall back here to answer my next fifteen-hundred questions. Those answers are some of the things I'm thankful for. I do not respond to every answer with a thank you for bandwidth sake, so let this be my expression of sincere appreciation to all yall.


And may the Texas Aggies rise from their mediocrity of late and beat the livin' hell outa tu. ..... Then fire the coach!
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Old 11-25-2002, 06:41 PM   #6
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On June 20, 1676, the governing council of Charlestown, Massachusetts, held a meeting to determine how best to express thanks for the good fortune that had seen their community securely established. By unamimous vote they instructed Edward Rawson, the clerk, to proclaim June 29 as a day of thanksgiving, our first. That proclamation is reproduced here in the same language and spelling as the original.

(Note: Can you imagine these descriptions being used today? Yeah, right! -BobbyW)

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION - JUNE 20, 1676:

"The Holy God having by a long and Continual Series of his Afflictive dispensations in and by the present Warr with the Heathen Natives of this land, written and brought to pass bitter things against his own Covenant people in this wilderness, yet so that we evidently discern that in the midst of his judgements he hath remembered mercy, having remembered his Footstool in the day of his sore displeasure against us for our sins, with many singular Intimations of his Fatherly Compassion, and regard; reserving many of our Towns from Desolation Threatened, and attempted by the Enemy, and giving us especially of late with many of our Confederates many signal Advantages against them, without such Disadvantage to ourselves as formerly we have been sensible of, if it be the Lord's mercy that we are not consumed, It certainly bespeaks our positive Thankfulness, when our Enemies are in any measure disappointed or destroyed; and fearing the Lord should take notice under so many Intimations of his returning mercy, we should be found an Insensible people, as not standing before Him with Thanksgiving, as well as lading him with our Complaints in the time of pressing Afflictions:

The Council has thought meet to appoint and set apart the 29th day of this instant June, as a day of Solemn Thanksgiving and praise to God for such his Goodness and Favour, many Particulars of which mercy might be Instanced, but we doubt not those who are sensible of God's Afflictions, have been as diligent to espy him returning to us; and that the Lord may behold us as a People offering Praise and thereby glorifying Him; the Council doth commend it to the Respective Ministers, Elders and people of this Jurisdiction; Solemnly and seriously to keep the same Beseeching that being perswaded by the mercies of God we may all, even this whole people offer up our bodies and soulds as a living and acceptable Service unto God by Jesus Christ."

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