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Talking about Thanksgiving: The True Story

In my book Thanksgiving: The True Story I concluded that the antecedents for the Thanksgiving we celebrate today are two very old traditions: celebrating harvest festivals and proclaiming days of thanksgiving for special events and the activism of a determined … Continue reading

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Radio Interview Thanksgiving: The True Story

You can listen to a lively radio interview I did with Dov Hirsch, creator and host of Crop to Cuisine on my podcast at www.pennycolman. com There are three parts: “Thanksgiving the True Story by Penny Colman;” “Penny Colman on … Continue reading

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Spring, etc.

A lovely coating of snow greeted me this morning–the first day of Spring; happily my snowdrops and crocuses held their blossoms high!

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“The First National Thanksgiving”

Today’s mail brought a note from another old friend, Eric Sandblade, who wrote “We in York think we created Thanksgiving as evidenced by two enclosed recent newspaper articles.”

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! My son David & his wife are spending Thanksgiving week in Colorado with old friends. Today when they called to wish us a Happy Thanksgiving, David exuberantly described seeing a huge herd of elk grazing in Rocky Mountain … Continue reading

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On teaching about Thanksgiving

The technology worked–mostly–during the Skype conversation yesterday. As always, it was interesting and fun to talk with readers/teachers about my process for writing nonfiction books, in this case Thanksgiving: The True Story. I’m about to leave for San Antonio, Texas, … Continue reading

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On Getting Ideas Thanksgiving: The True Story

I am frequently asked where I get ideas for my books. Here is the genesis of my forthcoming book Thanksgiving: The True Story. It began with a conversation during one of the classes I teach for teachers who are getting … Continue reading

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Reader Response Thanksgiving: The True Story

Today I checked my email from a motel in Michigan City, IN–we’re on a ten-day research road trip–and found a response from Jan Kristo, professor, Reading and Language Arts, the University of Maine, who just received the extraordinary honor of … Continue reading

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My brother and Thanksgiving: The True Story

Recently my brother Kip and his family–Lisa, Julia and Ford–spent a few days with us. I showed them the galley of Thanksgiving: The True Story and where I quoted Lisa about Thanksgiving Day football games. (p. 100) Later in their … Continue reading

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Reader’s Response to Thanksgiving: The True Story

Your work is incredible . . . . The whole time I was reading I was marveling over your research . . . . I plan to give a copy to our 7th grade history teacher. . . . She … Continue reading

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