Turkey Pardoning Became a Thing

Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation has presented the President of the United States with one live turkey and two dressed turkeys, in a ceremony known as the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation. John F. Kennedy was the first president reported to spare the turkey given to him (he announced he Read More …

How Thanksgiving Came To Be

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2018 occurs on Thursday, November 22. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. Read More …

A Jammed Packed What to do This Weekend

Whether you’re looking to get out of the house to spend time with or away from your family, these events should get you through this holiday weekend. Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Wednesday, November 22 to Sunday, November Read More …

The Thanksgiving Story

Most stories of Thanksgiving history start with the harvest celebration of the pilgrims and the Native Americans that took place in the autumn of 1621. Although they did have a three-day feast in celebration of a good harvest, and the local natives did participate, this “first Read More …

1676 Thanksgiving Proclamation

This language would be frowned upon and possibly even worse today, but to forget history is to doom ourselves to repeat it. 1676 Thanksgiving Proclamation   “The Holy God having by a long and Continual Series of his Afflictive dispensations in and by the present Read More …

Two Thanksgivings

Gov. Leon C. Phillips said Oklahoma would stick to the customary Thanksgiving date: “It will be the last Thursday in 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942. After that, I don’t care what they do about it.” (Phillips would no longer be governor.) As it turned out, Read More …

Roosevelt Created a ‘Franksgiving’ Monster

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1939 Thanksgiving proclamation was a turkey. Roosevelt was trying to give retail merchants an extra week between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but by tinkering with the tradition, the president unleashed a storm of controversy and confusion. The day set aside to thank Read More …

Stuffing or Dressing?

When it comes to Thanksgiving, some dishes are required eating. Anything other than turkey is anathema, gravy is a must and cranberries get their one chance to shine. And don’t forget the stuffing! But that’s where things get interesting, because it seems no two families Read More …

Top 8 Ways to Make Extra Cash This Holiday Season

With holiday shopping on almost everyone’s mind, here are the top 8 ways that you can make some extra #money. 1. Clean out your jewelry boxes. Yes, I will buy even your old and broken #jewelry. If you’re not sure if it’s real, just bring Read More …