Tom LaPorte

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Thanksgiving Myth

Posted by tomlaporte on November 29, 2008 at 11:20 AM
Constructs of that archetypal first Thanksgiving contain an ideal situation.  A good time was had by all.  Indians and Pilgrims shared a feast of friendship, food and praise offered to our Creator.  A pleasant thought indeed.  Thanksgiving as we think of it today is largely a myth, but this doesn�t mean that being mythical is dire; to the contrary, historical myths of this kind provide a common shared sense of where we have come from as a people.  Perhaps such myths may even hold a lofty purpose for us to seek in our day-to-day lives and our communal rites and celebration on occasions such as the great day of travel, family, football and endless bounty we call Thanksgiving.

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