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Thanksgiving Plans

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Suhie entertained guests last Thursday at a 6 o clock supper, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dal Pozzo, Mrs Bertha Knobel, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Toss of Staunton and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Suhie.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Loos, 909 Holyoake Road, Edwardsville, entertained on Thanksgiving Day with a turkey dinner. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Anton Betti, Miss Annagiota Betti of Collinsville, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gross and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Loos of Marine. Edwardsville (Ill.) Intelligencer - Wednesday, November 28, 1962

HOLIDAYS OVER THE DECADES

A 1960s THANKSGIVING



Nation Set To Return Its Thanks

Food, Football Top the Menu

NEW YORK (AP) - Rooted In American tradition is the menu for Thanksgiving day: turkey and pigskin. As much as a time of football rivalries, it is also becoming a day for spectacular parades as a reminder that Christmas can not be far away.

But above all else, as it has been for nearly 350 years, Thanksgiving is a day for families and for giving thanks.

Calls for Prayers

President Johnson, in proclaiming Thursday a day of national thanksgiving, called for prayers that "the forces of violence, indifference and intolerance may soon vanish from the face of the earth."

He asked all persons to give thanks for "the blessings that have been bestowed upon this nation during the past 12 months."

The Johnson family will sit down to a late afternoon dinner at the President's ranch near Johnson City, Tex. On the table will be turkey, with cornbread dressing and giblet gravy, green beans amandine, sweet potatoes with marshmallow topping, asparagus, molded cranberry salad, ambrosia and angel food cake.

Similar meals - allowing for regional tastes - are being prepared in millions of homes across the nation.

Restaurants Busy

In Massachusetts, where the Pilgrims started it all in 1621, the State Restaurant Association estimates half a million will eat out Thanksgiving.

Members of the First Congregational Church of Braintree Mass., will march behind drummer Robert Jenkins to festival services enacting the first Thanksgiving. Thousands are expected to visit historic sites at Plymouth and to climb aboard the Mayflower II.

In Virginia, which also lays claim to the first Thanksgiving, 700 persons turned out Sunday at the annual feast at Berkeley Plantation near Richmond commemorating the service held there Dec. 7, 1619.

Thanksgiving was once a day for college football rivalries, but Thursday's lineup is nearly as lean as a picked over turkey. The television spotlight this year goes to the Nebraska-Oklahoma game at Lincoln, Neb.

Some Big Parades

The big Thanksgiving parades are in New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Charlotte N.C., and Toronto, Canada.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade - featuring balloons, floats, clowns and stars - heads down Broadway at 9 a.m. The National Broadcasting Co. will televise the New York parade, 10 a.m. to noon, EST, and the Columbia Broadcasting System will televise the parades in New York, Philadelphia, Detroit and Toronto, EST. 10 a.m. to noon. Pasadena Star-News - Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1965

 

 


 
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