Tuesday, November 18, 2014
What does Pocahontas have to do with Thanksgiving?
But I always put her plate out this time of year.
Here's a closeup of her saving the life of Captain John Smith:
The daughter of Powhatan, a chief, she kept them
from beating the brains out of Smith.
Yes, she saved his life, most historians agree.
No, Disney, they did not have a romantic fling.
She married John Rolfe, had a son, and many descendants
who became some of the "First Families" of Virginia.
And BTW, let's not forget that Virginia was the site
of Thanksgiving Day celebrated at least a year before
the Pilgrim's famous feast.
But no, Pocahontas had nothing to do with Thanksgiving.
I still display my pretty plate
made by the Crooksville China Company.
Two pretty turkeys who came in the mail:
Made by none other than Nora.
Now that's Thanksgiving!