Yesterday was Thanksgiving day, the day instituted by the Congress of the United States and presented to the people by George Washington. It was a day to thank God for his providence (benevolence, goodness, kindness) and a day of prayer. My daughter-in-law reminded some of my grandchildren and great grandchildren of this at our dinner yesterday.
My grandson took his family and his Boy Scout friends at 5:00 A.M. to the senior center here in Buhl, Idaho and with others, served as giving dinner to several hundred hungry people. He said that they were closed and all cleaned up what an old fellow came in with a very large family. So he opened up the pots and got out the pies and fed them. It delayed the closing about an hour, but the family was fed.
Free Thanksgiving dinners were served throughout the country yesterday and the days before. It is a wonderful thing to do on Thanksgiving day.
I have helped serve meals before on Thanksgiving day. I remember serving in the Atlantic City rescue mission which is operated by one of my past employees. I used to test dinnerware there. The manager told me that one fellow through a dinner plate that I was testing across the room and hit another man in the head and that the plate went flying to the floor. I had one important question, “Did the plate break?”
I guess some folks missed the countries Day of Prayer and Thanks because they were standing in line for Black Friday. Some may have been stranded in travel. Let’s hope you all got where you were going safely.
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