Gringo view: Giving thanks

While having another helping of turkey and cornbread stuffing, spare a moment for the part of the Thanksgiving story most unlikely to be voiced.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) As my fellow Gringos sit comfortably around the table for the traditional family Thanksgiving dinner on November 25th; the children will no doubt hear the oft-repeated tale of the generosity of the Wampanoag Indian tribe who had helped English colonists from Plymouth survive the previous difficult winter and shared a harvest feast with them in 1621. This feast is rich in the symbolism of brotherhood and well-being

Norman Rockwell’s stunning iconic painting (like the contemporary one pictured here) perfectly captures the popular idealistic mood and feeling of the day.

While having another . . .

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