Reflecting on Thanksgiving Day

By Melissa Minners Thanksgiving Day means many different things to many different people.  As we grow older, we learn that the tale of the very first Thanksgiving Day we were told as children was a fabrication of sorts.  Pilgrims that arrived in Massachusetts did have a harvest festival with a Wampanoag tribe, but it wasn’tContinue reading “Reflecting on Thanksgiving Day”

Mayflower

Written by: Nathaniel Philbrick Published By: Penguin Books  Reviewed by Dorothy Doremus             Ah, the tale of the first Thanksgiving.  The Pilgrims, after the long journey from England, set foot on Plymouth Rock where they meet Squanto who befriended them.  After which, they all sit and have a feast of turkey with all of theContinue reading “Mayflower”

The Mouse on the Mayflower

Distributed By: DreamWorks Classics  Reviewed by Melissa Minners             It always amazes me when I find a holiday cartoon special that I don’t remember seeing as a kid, especially one that is by a production company whose holiday specials I loved as a child.  Rankin/Bass Productions was one of those companies you could count onContinue reading “The Mouse on the Mayflower”

How Early Is Too Early?

Rushing the Holidays By Melissa Minners             When I was a kid, I looked forward to the beginning of the holiday season.  Just a week or two prior to Thanksgiving, my teacher would have us draw paper turkeys, using our hands as guides.  Holiday specials would begin to appear on television.  Snoopy and the gangContinue reading “How Early Is Too Early?”

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