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Posted on 11/09/2018 6:45:11 AM PST by Jim Robinson
We can thank God for strengthening our Senate but looks like He's giving us a bit of a challenge in the House. Congratulations to all the winners and condolences to the departing.
Prayers up for continuing progress and success.
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Have fun this winter
Good morning, Jim and FReepers!
TERRIBLE weather in eastern Nebraska this morning. Untreated roads, snow, sleet. Took me almost 300% of normal driving time to get to work, and another 45 minutes just to calm down. Thank goodness for hot coffee!
What an interesting week. Thanks to Free Republic, we have had a chance to view some of the news from all perspectives, an option not available in the MSM.
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Tomorrow is the birthday of the United States Marine Corps, OOH RAH! Sunday is Veteran’s Day. We are blessed to have a CIC now, who supports the legitimate defense of our nation, and who supports our military with his whole heart.
Have a great weekend!
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"One man with courage makes a majority."
"The worst form of inequality
is to try to make unequal things equal."
"We Marines believe that God gave America the greatest gift He could bestow to man while he lived on this earth -freedom. We also believe He gave us another gift nearly as precious - our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Marines - to safeguard that gift and guarantee no force on this earth can ever steal it away.
Marine Major General John F. Kelly
"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision
of what is before them, glory and danger alike,
and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it."
Culinary historians believe that much of the Thanksgiving meal consisted of seafood, which is often absent from today's menus. Mussels in particular were abundant in New England and could be easily harvested because they clung to rocks along the shoreline. The colonists occasionally served mussels with curds, a dairy product with a similar consistency to cottage cheese. Lobster, bass, clams and oysters might also have been part of the feast.
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In November 1621, after the Pilgrims' first corn harvest proved successful, Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory feast and invited a group of the fledgling colony's Native American allies, including the Wampanoag chief Massasoit. Now remembered as American's 'first Thanksgiving'...although the Pilgrims themselves may not have used the term at the time...the festival lasted for three days.
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Myth: The Pilgrims wore only black and white clothing. They had buckles on their hats, garments and shoes.
Fact: Buckles did not come into fashion until later in the seventeenth century and black and white were commonly worn only on Sunday and formal occasions. Women typically dressed in red, earthy green, brown, blue, violet, and gray, while men wore clothing in white, beige, black, earthy green, and brown.
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Though New England had a great abundance of wildlife and seafood, traditional East Anglian fare was preferred, even if it had to be made with New World ingredients.
Baked beans and pease porridge were everyday fare, particularly during the winter, and usually eaten with coarse, dark bread. At first it was made with a mixture of wheat and maize (corn), but after a disease called wheat rust struck in the 1660s, it was made of rye and maize, creating what has later been known as "rye 'n' injun".
Vegetables with meat boiled thoroughly was a popular dish, and unlike many other regions in North American colonies, they were cooked together, rather than separately, and frequently without seasoning.
Baking was a particular favorite of the New Englanders and was the origin of dishes today seen as quintessentially American, such as apple pie and the baked Thanksgiving turkey.
While no record exists of the historic banquet's exact menu, the Pilgrim chronicler Edward Winslow wrote in his journal that Governor Bradford sent four men on a 'fowling' mission in preparation for the event, and that the Wampanoag guests arrived bearing five deer.
Historians have suggested that many of the dishes were likely prepared using traditional Native American spices and cooking methods. Because the Pilgrims had no oven and the Mayflowers sugar supply had dwindled by the fall of 1621, the meal did not feature pies, cakes or other desserts,
which have become a hallmark of contemporary celebrations.
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