Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving! by Vicky Spelman

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The cornucopia is a symbol of Thanksgiving or the fall harvest and many of us use one to decorate our dining room tables as the centerpiece to our traditional feast.  It refers to a horn-shaped basket or a gourd that has been hollowed out and filled with fruits and vegetables gathered from a good harvest - sometimes it may contain flowers for added beauty.

Cornucopia became an English word in 1508 when it first appeared in the dictionary. It originates from two Latin words: Cornu meaning "horn" and Copia meaning "plenty".

The most integral and memorable part of the Thanksgiving Day celebration is feasting with family and friends. 

Wishing you a harvest of good food!  

Happy Thanksgiving.