• Leader
    November 20, 2023 8:07 AM CST
    Thanksgiving, in the US, has become more controversial as Native Americans (Indigenous people) view it as a day of mourning. I totally understand and empathize with that viewpoint. Yes, I do have Indigenous ancestry (from both the US and Canada) and so perhaps my view is skewed some.

    However, this post is about giving thanks. Not for any specific day per se. Reading this article about the Wampanoag, you'll perhaps get a different perspective of giving thanks.

    Post your thanks here if you would like. Let's perhaps continue it on any day of the year, in the tradition of Indigenous people.

    I give my thanks to you for reading this and giving it some thought.
  • Leader
    November 20, 2023 8:08 AM CST
    I can't for the life of me fix that post. :( it should have paragraphs. blah :(
  • Member
    November 20, 2023 10:11 AM CST
    I do understand how you feel about Thanksgiving and I've also referred to the history of Thanksgiving here at FR that involves the Wampanoag Tribes that were supportive and helped the Pilgram's thrive. Unfortunately the Wampanoag tribes were plagued by the diseases that the Pilgram's brought with them. I think there is still a small museum honoring this tribe of people in one of the northern states. I am thankful for my family, friends and my pets. These people are the amazing part of my life that makes it whole and without them, my life would be very dull. I'm thankful for the life I was given. I do include my online friends too as they are unique and some I've known as far back as 2007 with varied level of friendships from pen pal, texting, to annual phone calls. Sorry about the post and no paragraphs. It's very frustrating issue and even more frustrating when you count yourself a writer, as you do, and you want to twitch when you can't fix something.
  • Leader
    November 20, 2023 10:17 AM CST
    Well, I got some spacing :P
  • Member
    November 20, 2023 10:21 AM CST
    Ummm...yeah you
  • Leader
    November 20, 2023 10:23 AM CST
    LOL well I wasn't going to let it kick my rumpus. So I showed it... I am thankful for the code editor, br tags and paragraph tags and finally making things work.

    Also thankful for my family and friends.
  • Member
    November 20, 2023 1:13 PM CST