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Thanksgiving Trivia
It's time for our annual Thanksgiving trivia raffle. This started out as a family tradition in our house, a way to pass the time while prepping Thanksgiving dinner. It’s turned into something that’s been a lot of fun over the years… and very educational! All you need to enter is to comment on this blog with your favorite Thanksgiving trivia. Or go to my Facebook page and post there. Or both! We’re not sticklers for rules here! Things like Abraham Lincoln designated Thanksgiving as a national holiday… or sweet potatoes are more closely related to Morning Glories than regular potatoes. But don’t overthink this! Everyone who comments will be eligible, even if your favorite trivia is Thanksgiving's usually falls on a Thursday! We’ll do a random drawing from all responses on Wednesday and three lucky winners will receive this Pilgrim Riding a Turkey centerpiece. Good luck everyone! And keep the Thanksgiving trivia coming!


by Dana

They’re not sure if turkey was eaten at the first Thanksgiving, most likely they ate lobster, seal and swan.

by J. Gegenheimer

The song “Over the River and Through the Wood” began as a Thanksgiving poem by Lydia Maria Child

by Keirsten Brink

Jingle bells was originally a thanksgiving song.

by Debbie Bowles

Only Male Turkeys Gobble…..bet you didn’t know that.

by Tiffiny Brewer

Only 88% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving.

by Donna Ortiz

Black Friday has nothing in common with Thanksgiving.

by Deb Sweeney

There is no proof that the colonists& Native Americans ate turkey at their feast. They did indulge in lobster seal& swan.

by Joyce Lotz

Benjamin Franklin originally wanted the national bird to be the wild turkey instead of the bald eagle.

by Susie Johnson

All 30 children survived the first winter (none actually died)! During the first winter there were only 6-7 adults, at any one time, that were well enough to work on building the colony. The children not only nursed the adults but also did most of the adult chores!

by steve porter

The woman who wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb” is also the person responsible for making Thanksgiving an official holiday. After petitioning the government for 17 years, writer Sarah Josepha Hale finally convinced Abraham Lincoln in 1863 to make it a national holiday that took place every year on the fourth Thursday of November.