Of course there’s going to be a Thanksgiving, it’s just that we may be celebrating it differently this year.
I wonder if we all will be thankful that 2021 was better than 2020. I hope all of us can do just that a year from now.
There were a LOT fewer people whose survival wasn’t assured as there are now. And they were a lot more used to living simple… not that I consider either of those things ideal.
Blackfacing is to pretend being black usually but not necessarily by paint and wigs and acessory. If you do it to impersonate native americans how is that called?
1918 comes to mind. The 1918 flu pandemic virus kills an estimated 195,000 Americans during October alone.
We really don’t have much to be be thankful for, but it’s a good excuse to eat a huge dinner.
Way to go, Jef! Thanks!
But those people were suffering hardships due to an entrenched system of corrupt royalty and nobles, and their escape to a new continent was preferable to living under the yoke of oppression.
The first Thanksgiving was in 1619 in Virginia, not 1621 in Massachusetts
I’m thankful for November 3rd, 2020.
Non-American here. Is the point of this that 1621 was a bad year for First Nation/Native American people?
1619 anyone? AndThanksgiving seems to commemorate a heritage of false memory. … Newell, a Penobscot Indian and former chairman of the anthropology department at the University of Connecticut, the first official Thanksgiving Day commemorated the massacre of 700 Indian men, women and children during one of their religious ceremonies.” Maybe it depends on who you are and WHAT you are thankful for?
As my dad would say, “From the moment you’re born till you ride in the hearse / There’s nothing so bad that it couldn’t be worse.”
How about WW I, WW II, Korea, Vietnam? Huge impacts for the people involved and those at home.
I bet Native Americans see 1621 as a bitch of a year, too.
Couldn’t have said it better myself
And winter of 1621-22 was just as bad. The puritans were stubborn.
Trump’s plague isn’t going to magically disappear when Biden takes office. It is out of control and we can only wear our masks, stay away from other people and hope for the vaccine to really work. The way to make a plague disappear is to never let it get out of control in the first place. Trump cut the team that was supposed to do that out of the 2018 budget.
Since we will still be digging out of the mess the Republicans left in 2024, there is a good chance that people will be stupid enough to put them back in the White House, so they can create more mess for the next Democrat to get stuck with. It’s been happening over and over since FDR, and we wonder why things aren’t any better for the middle class than they were in 1950
Two world wars and a country even more divided than today, to the point of a literal division and civil war. Yet we overcame all of the above.
After Big Thanksgiving Dinners, Plan Small Christmas Funerals
Nah… 1621 was one isolated settlement. and Massachusetts wasn’t even their intended landfall. If the Pilgrims at Plymouth had completely died off, there were still existing settlements of English at Jamestown, Dutch at New Amsterdam, the Spanish at St. Augustine and French at Quebec.
Uh, Caulfield – in case you hadn’t noticed…YOU’RE BLACK!!! And you’re wondering if we’ve ever gone through a year this rough?!?! Your parents and grandparents, and especially your great-grandparents if still alive, have a lot to teach you.
@LEE, Thank you, and same to you ant others
Leningrad 1943. Magdeburg 1631.
Thank you, Jef Mallett, for putting this year into perspective!
Jef: On behalf of the Wampanoag, thank you for this brilliant reference.
July 31, 2013