Our office will close Thursday, November 27 and re-open Monday, December 1st. Our office staff and technicians will be enjoying the Thanksgiving Holiday with their loved ones. We hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving Holiday with your loved ones! As always if there is an electrical emergency, our phones are answered live 24 a hours a day by an on-call technician. (704-821-7005)
Below are some Thanksgiving facts! Some of these I didn’t know! (Obviously, I added in my own commentary)
The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days
– Could you imagine eating ALL that yummy food for 3 days? I would need a 3 day work out afterwards!
Mashed Potatoes, Pumpkin Pies, Popcorn, Milk, Corn on the Cob, and Cranberries were not foods present on the first Thanksgiving’s feast table
Lobster, Rabbit, Chicken, Fish, Squashes, Beans, Chestnuts, Hickory Nuts, Onions, Leeks, Dried Fruits, Maple Syrup and Honey, Radishes, Cabbage, Carrots, Eggs, and Goat Cheese are thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving feast
– I am thinking I want this for my Thanksgiving meal – I’ll forgo the Turkey in a heartbeat for some Lobster and Goat Cheese.
The pilgrims didn’t use forks; they ate with spoons, knives, and their fingers
– My son WOULD be all over this! Thankfully we have silverware now-a-days.
Sarah Josepha Hale, an American magazine editor, persuaded Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday. She is also the author of the popular nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
– Thank goodness for her; we now get a full day to give thanks and be with our families!
The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition began in the 1920’s.
– FAVORITE part of the day! (Of course, after family time and food)
In the US, about 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations.
Although, Thanksgiving is widely considered an American holiday, it is also celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
Turkeys have heart attacks. The United States Air Force was doing test runs and breaking the sound barrier. Nearby turkeys dropped dead with heart attacks.
– I think I would drop dead too! Poor fellas!