A Day Of Thanks

Over 2oo years ago President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November as a national day for Thanksgiving.  Now ninety five  percent of students at Buffalo High School (BHS) are celebrated Thanksgiving this year.
“I love getting togehter with my family [ . . . ] eating lots of food, and spending time together,” said Junior Lauren Wilson.
Food is a major part of celebrating Thanksgiving. Now people eat the normal turkey, potatoes, corn, cranberries, pie, and stuffing. According to The History of Thanksgiving Pilgrims menu very different than today’s Thanksgiving feast menu. Pilgrims menu consisted of seafood (Cod, Eal, Clams, Lobster),  wild fowl (Wild Turkey, Goose, Duck, Crane, Swan, Partridge, Eagles), meat (Venison, Seal), Grain (Wheat Flour, Indian Corn), vegtables (Pumpkin, Peas, Beans, Onions, Lettuce, Radishes, Carrots), fruit (Plums, Grapes), nuts (Walnuts, Chestnuts, Acorns),  and herbs and seasonings (Olive Oil, Liverwort, Leeks, Dried Currants, Parsnips).
Students at BHS favorite Thanksgiving Foods
Students at BHS favorite Thanksgiving Foods

“Get together with family and stuff ourselfs,” said Junior Morgan Lubben. “Then we top it all off with grandma’s famous pumpkin pie.”

According to The National Turkey Confederation 46 million turkeys- one fifth of the annual total of 235 million consumed in the United States in 2007- were eaten at Thanksgiving. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Minnesota is the top turkey producing state in the United States.

“It’s [ . . . ] the time of the year I set aside to see all of my family together, ” said Junior Michael Thielen.

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