Thanksgiving Fun

Family, friends, food, and football are a few things we think about when it comes to Thanksgiving.

Today, I wanted to share some fun Thanksgiving trivia with you. Do you know what President Calvin Coolidge received as a Thanksgiving gift one year? It was a racoon in 1926. Vinnie Joyce from Mississippi sent a live racoon to be served as Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksfully President Coolidge took a liking to the furry critter that he made it a pet and named her Rebecca.

Do you know what food the colonists and Native Americans did NOT have at the first Thanksgiving? Turkey.

Thomas Jefferson refused to declare Thanksgiving a holiday.

I also discovered only male turkeys gobble. Female turkeys cackle.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I want to let you know I’m thankful for all of you!

2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Fun”

  1. That is some crazy and fu. trivia! Now I want to research what was most likely served and have a Thanksgiving meal with those items and no turkey LOL. Thank you for sharing!


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