Dear Reader: Did you know…?

That the original Thanksgiving, the one started by Abraham Lincoln, was not to celebrate the Pilgrims, the Mayflower, or Plymouth?  It was to create a day of calm and peace during the Civil War.  Here is an article from the Bowery Boys podcast website:

http://theboweryboys.blogspot.com/2013/11/months-after-draft-riots-new-yorkers.html

This details the first national Thanksgiving celebrated in New York City, shortly after the Draft Riots.

And here’s a fun Thanksgiving trivia quiz that you can share with your company:

http://puzzles.about.com/od/testyouriq/qt/ThanksgivingQz.htm

We here at Plumb hope you have a great Thanksgiving.  And don’t forget: we close Wednesday (that’s today) at 2:00, and reopen Saturday at 10:00.  Regular hours resume next week.

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