Signed by George Washington on October 3, 1789 and entitled “General Thanksgiving,” the national decree by the fledgling government appointed a day “to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God.” Later, on October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for the observance of the fourth Tuesday of November as a national holiday. In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the holiday to the third Thursday of November (to extend the Christmas shopping season and boost the economy). After a storm of protest, Roosevelt changed the holiday again in 1941 to the fourth Thursday in November, where it stands today (taken from earlyamerica.com).
Here is the cornucopia of cookies I am taking to our celebration. There are a lot of people coming, and with the pies and other desserts also being served, I felt like bite sized cookies were most appropriate. Hope yours is happy, fulFILLING, and nap worthy.
The cornucopia was big a** cookie!
Acorns with personality.
All the leaves are brown and the acorns are (not) grey (cue Mamas and the Papas)!