By Dick Perue
News items and an editorial in the Nov. 19, 1896, issue of The Saratoga Sun portray the flavor of Thanksgiving more than 125 years ago. Enjoy.
Next Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, so say the proclamations of the president and the governors of the different states. We haven’t room to publish the proclamations, but the best way to do it is to get a big fat turkey, kill him and roast him brown and get some pumpkins and make a lot of pies, and then invite those you love the best to come and help eat them.
But, don’t forget, before you sit down to this royal feast, there may be some poor family who will not have very much of the necessities of life, to say nothing of the luxuries you enjoy. If you can arrange it for such a family to have a feast on that day, it will make your own dinner taste wonderfully sweet and pleasant. Try it.
The next event of importance is Thanksgiving Day. We stand in hourly dread of someone coming in and forcing a big fat turkey on us at the pistol’s mouth.
The Hotel Wolf will serve a fine oyster supper at midnight on Thanksgiving Day.
And, we couldn’t leave out this gem from the Nov. 10, 1868 issue of The Frontier Index, Bear River City.
The 26th of this month is set apart by President Johnson as a day of special thanksgiving and prayer. Let’s return Thanksgiving to the printer. Where’s our turkey?
We wish you a most healthy, bountiful and thankful happy Thanksgiving.