The Story of Thanksgiving

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The story of the Pilgrims begins in the early part of the 17th century… The Church of England under King James I was persecuting everyone who did not recognize its total authority. Those who challenged ecclesiastical authority and those who believed strongly in freedom of worship were hunted down, imprisoned, and sometimes executed for their beliefs. A group of separatists first fled to Holland and established a community. After 11 years, about 40 of them agreed to make a perilous journey to the New World,...

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Bacon and Eggs — the Classic American Breakfast

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Bacon and eggs is the classic American breakfast. Add some potatoes and toast and you’ve got a quintessential morning meal nearly everyone favors. Bacon has been a staple in our diet since the days of the Pilgrims. But how did it get paired with the ubiquitous egg? Meet the nephew of Sigmund Freud, Edward Bernays. He was a man of many accomplishments who understood people and knew how to get them to buy a product or an idea. Sometime in the 1920s, the Beech-Nut Packing Company, producers of everything from...

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is a day to show your mom how much you appreciate and respect her for all the things she’s done for you. It’s also about making her feel special and loved.Your mom birthed you, raised you and tried to teach you everything you needed to know in life. She is the most important woman in your life. So this Mother’s Day, treat her to a celebration. What can you do for your mom? Mothers may include stepmothers, relatives, mothers-in-law, a guardian (eg. a foster parent), or a family friend. Here are some...

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