As we all prepare to celebrate the wonderful holiday known as Thanksgiving — aka, Turkey Day, over indulge just a little bit, and also bring our families near let us also remember... Being around your family can be just as incredible as it can be super stressful when you're trying to make sure everything goes according to plan for the holiday. So remember, they're family nonetheless, and they have many moments when they make you feel amazing along with those moments of stress.
Thanksgiving is just a day away! But before you sit down and eat your Thanksgiving meal, let's find out how well you know your Thanksgiving history...
1. FACT OR FICTION: IN 1863, ABRAHAM LINCOLN BECAME THE FIRST AMERICAN PRESIDENT TO PROCLAIM A NATIONAL DAY OF THANKSGIVING.
2. FACT OR FICTION: NATIVE AMERICANS USED CRANBERRIES, NOW A STAPLE OF MANY THANKSGIVING DINNERS, FOR COOKING AS WELL AS FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES.
3. FACT OR FICTION: ONE OF AMERICA’S FOUNDING FATHERS THOUGHT THE TURKEY SHOULD BE THE NATIONAL BIRD OF THE UNITED STATES.
4.FACT OR FICTION: THE TRADITION OF PLAYING OR WATCHING FOOTBALL ON THANKSGIVING STARTED WITH THE FIRST NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE GAME ON THE HOLIDAY IN 1934.
1. Fiction - George Washington, John Adams and James Madison all issued proclamations urging Americans to observe days of thanksgiving, both for general good fortune and for particularly momentous events (the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, in Washington’s case; and the end of the War of 1812, in Madison’s).
2. Fact - According to the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Assoc., Native Americans used cranberries in a variety of foods, including “pemmican”. They also used it as a medicine to treat arrow punctures and other wounds and as a dye for fabric. The Pilgrims adopted these uses for the fruit and gave it a name "craneberry” because its drooping pink blossoms in the spring reminded them of a crane.
3. Fact - In a letter to his daughter sent in 1784, Benjamin Franklin suggested that the wild turkey would be a more appropriate national symbol for the newly independent United States than the bald eagle (which had earlier been chosen by the Continental Congress).
4. Fiction - The American tradition of college football on Thanksgiving is pretty much as old as the sport itself. The newly formed American Intercollegiate Football Association held its first championship game on Thanksgiving Day in 1876.
Local Community Events
At The Cascade Team Real Estate events like this are a part of who we are. We want to be more than just your local real estate agent, we are part of your community. Agents and Brokers who participate in great community service events like this one and the many others we support throughout our communities are recognized with our highest honor:
Please Join us for our 12th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in Snoqualmie!
Located at Railroad Park in Downtown Snoqualmie: 7971 Railroad Avenue SE, Snoqualmie WA
Saturday, November 25th at 5:00pm
Children of all ages will enjoy this special evening of community holiday fun!
Enjoy Cookies, Cider, Caroling and Live Holiday Music!
Watch for Santa's Arrival on a Reindeer Fire Engine
Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
And, Free Pictures with Santa!
From 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 25, come to Railroad Park for an evening of caroling, choir music, Horse Drawn carriage rides provided by The Cascade Team Real Estate, visits with Santa and refreshments. Santa arrives to light the tree at 6:30 p.m. and then to visit with children.
Along with the Horse Drawn carriage rides provided by The Cascade Team Real Estate, downtown Snoqualmie businesses will also welcome guests with a variety of activities, including free cookies, cider and samples. There will be live caroling and wonderful time had by all including a chance for kids of all ages to sit on Santa’s lap and get a picture!
In the spirit of giving, visitors may bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Encompass and the Respectful Giving Campaign.
If you would like more information on this event please call 425-313-4752.
We hope to see you there!