Thursday, November 23, 2006

A Canadian Thanksgiving

A Canadian Thanksgiving

A big shout out to all my American friends and relatives on this US Thanksgiving Day! I am missing the big shin-dig in Indiana this year - football in the morning, the giant meal, a devotional by one of the brothers-in-law, singing hymns of thanks to God and the delightful talent show! Thankfully, Mrs. Kerux and the keruxettes and the little kerux all made it down and are about to have the time of their lives.

Family is great, isn't it?

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The link above will take you to an interesting article on the development of Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Unlike our neighbours to the South, we actually have Thanksgiving at a time that makes sense!

I love this part: "On January 31, 1957 Parliament issued a proclamation to fix permanently the second Monday in October as 'a day of general Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed.'"