Friday, November 17, 2017

First Thanksgiving Dinner Party -Postcard Friendship Friday #382


I laughed out loud when I saw this vintage postcard's depiction of the First Thanksgiving.  The humor is delightful.  I am sure the English people who came to America had many cultural differences with the Native Americans they found living here.  And yet, at that time they all got along.  Indeed a native American by the name of Squanto came to help them.  Miraculously he knew English and gave the people of the Mayflower needed advice and help to make it through the following winter months.  It is a miraculous, beautiful story.  One worth researching!

It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week.  I don't know where the time flew to.  Have a lovely weekend, Happy Thanksgiving and a lovely Postcard Friendship Friday!

LINKING UP:  You can put your link in any time between now and next Thursday.  Postcard Friendship Friday is open for the entire week!     

  * BADGE:  When you submit a postcard, be sure to put a link back to this page.  You can copy and paste the PFF badge, which has the link embedded.  Thank you! 

THEMES: You don't have to stick to the theme I choose each Friday. Just put up the postcards you love and tell us why you like them.





3 comments:

Irene said...

what a great postcard. Isn't it interesting, and don't you wonder who got mad at who first, in the Native American and British scenario. Such a shame. You have a happy Thanksgiving too.

Lyneen J said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Love the postcard... I read the back. He wrote had Pork and Beans for dinner. Then the 1911 postmark is from Sutter Creek, CA where the gold rush of 1848 took place. I wonder if he was a miner, in the 1900's they mined quartz there!!! OH the stories we could weave from postcards!

Paul van Yperen said...

Hi Beth,

Finally here we are. I tried to join you already last week. But my Friday is your Thursday, I guess.

Thanksgiving is not a European tradition. I saw the pictures of president Trump who allowed a turkey to live on and forgive me, but it felt a little weird. Happily, the world is full of these strange traditions, like the French sending each others cards with fish on 1 April.

The Dutch have the strangest tradition, Sinterklaas. Petes, people in blackface with big rings in their ears and a funny way of talking help an old bishop - our version of Santa-Claus - to give presents to children on 5 December. Black people and other people in our country don't like this tradition, but conservatives of course want to keep their traditions. So the hot debates about racism sours the party atmosphere every year. Amsterdam tries to keep the peace with Petes who are not black but brown from the chimneys in which they traditionally have to climb to enter the houses.

And the children don't mind if Pete is black, brown or blue they just love a good party and to get as many presents as possible.

Paul