11 Days of Thanksgiving, Day 2
Do you feel like the Christmas music starts too early and it washes out Thanksgiving? We do to and we have a new song to change that tide. It's a song for the Thanksgiving season and we think it will bring comfort and joy.
It is to the tune of The 12 Days of Christmas. The first stanza was introduced yesterday and we will add it to our stanza today. The second stanza goes like this, "On the second day of Thanksgiving, we recount gratefully two Indians, and a Mayflower on the sea."
When the Mayflower and its passengers settled in the new world (near what we know as Massachusetts today) they encountered not one but two English speaking Indians.
The first English speaking Indian was named Squanto. Years earlier, he was captured, enslaved, and sent to Spain. However he ended up in England and learned English. He made it back to his native land six months before the Pilgrims and the other passengers arrived.
Squanto would help the Pilgrims learn to plant crops, fish, and was instrumental in their survival in the new world. Samoset was the other English-speaking Indian who also helped.
Four hundred years later we are grateful for their hospitality.
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11 Days of Thanksgiving
You've heard of the 12 days of Christmas, but have you heard about the 11 days of Thanksgiving?
As a family, we created this song in 2020 to bring some recognition to an often overlooked, yet important, national holiday. The 11 days of Thanksgiving is sung to the tune of the 12 days of Christmas but the lyrics are related to the holiday of giving thanks.
Since tomorrow marks 11 days until Thanksgiving, today is the perfect time to start the first lyric so that by Thanksgiving Eve, you will have all 11 verses to sing around your Thanksgiving table.
Here we go!
The first line is repeated each time before the next lyric. It is, "On the _____ day of Thanksgiving, we recount gratefully..."
The first stanza is, "On the first day of Thanksgiving, we recount gratefully a Mayflower on the sea."
The trip to the new world was on the Mayflower. There were 102 passengers on board, including 30+ children. Originally 2 ships set sail for the new world, know as America. The second ship, the Speedwell, started to leak almost immediately after leaving the harbor. Both ships turned around and headed back to England with some of the Speedwell's passengers boarding the Mayflower.
Hence, there was a solo ship sailing on the sea.
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Hope Springs Forth!
The hope of Easter is not to leave you mourning for long. There was a miracle morning that came three days after the curse of the cross. It's the surprise you weren't expecting but the answer you needed. It's the light that shines so bright into your darkest days.
Easter is when sorrow is interrupted with exuberant joy. This is the rest of the story of Easter.
by Evangeline B. White
The day started somber on the way to the tomb.
Spices in hand, grieving hearts, a sense of doom.
The earth shook suddenly, a violent quake.
An angel came down and some noise he did make.
The guards were first to see this marvelous sight.
As the stone was rolled away by the angel's might.
Like dead men the guards froze and fell.
Then scurried to the priests, their story to tell.
The women went in the tomb to see,
Their Savior called Jesus from Galilee.
His body was gone. The tomb empty.
Two angels appeared and said,
"He is risen from the dead!"
In wonder the women went out to tell the men,
What they heard, saw, and where they had been.
In amazement Peter and John ran ahead.
To see if it was just as the women had said.
Inside the tomb only linen clothes lay.
Folded and neat; then the men went away.
Jesus appeared to the women with greetings,
Then along the road, and in the midst of a meeting.
Jesus is alive and holds in His hand,
Keys to death and hell, under His command.
Good news to all, to all who will hear!
The Savior has risen, no need to fear!
Respond to His knock and answer His call.
His blood paid the price once and for all.
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