Thanksgiving: Then and Now

Chelsea and I give a brief overview of the first Thanksgiving celebration in 1621. We look at how the pilgrims sacrificed their lives for religious freedom. Their example of thanking God in tough times should inspire us to be thankful for what we have, even when we don’t think we have much.

We also compare what the pilgrims and the Wampanoag natives likely ate at the three days of feasting with the Thanksgiving Day staples we enjoy today.

We close this episode with another round of Thanksgiving “dad jokes.”

Sources Consulted:

Sarah Pruitt, “Colonists at the First Thanksgiving Were Mostly Men Because Women Had Perished,” History.com, November, 16, 2020.

First Thanksgiving Meal,” History.com, Updated November 18, 2021.

Scriptures Cited:

Proverbs 15:15

Psalm 92:1