From the Clip Art Gallery

From the Clip Art Gallery

For those who may not know, THANKSGIVING is a holiday created by the presidential proclamation of Abraham Lincoln, during the American Civil War, in November of 1863.  It is one of the few entirely AMERICAN holidays that we celebrate in the United States.

What prompted President Lincoln to make such a declaration for his war-torn nation? A tide-turning battle and the editorials written by a woman he didn’t know: Sarah Josepha Hale. His proclamation gave us the holiday that we celebrate today on the last Thursday of November. Wow-talk about words that were right on target!

However, sharing the fall bounty among agricultural families and communities was done long before President Lincoln declared a specific national holiday to do so.  And, I suggest that being thankful is something we can-and should-do every day that we wake up.

So, from our house to yours, we hope that your Thanksgiving gathering this year is blessed in every way possible: with good food, good friends, good family sharing, and all-around good will.

I’m thankful for you all. Nancy Q.


About NL Quatrano

Award-winning author, speaker, editor and ghost writer, Nancy owns a full-time editing, writing and specialty publishing business: On-Target Words/WC Publishing. Volunteer/member of professional writing organizations including Florida Writers Assoc., Sisters in Crime, and AWAI. 2010 Professional Woman of the Year by the NAPW. Linked in Editor Pick May 2013. International Women's Leadership Association nominee for Outstanding Leadership 2014. Author of Murder in Black and White, Still Shot, Merciful Blessings, and numerous published short stories.
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  1. c greel says:

    Thanks for this great post, Nancy. Wishing you and your family and friends a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Enjoy the holiday.




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