May you have a wonderful day filled with friends and family and all things you’re thankful for.And when thinking about that first Thanksgiving, just remember a few things.No gas or electric ovens – just a fireplace or fire pit.No microwave ovens – horrors!
No refrigerator to store things and keep them cold.
No hot and cold running water -- if you wanted hot water you filled up a big pot and set it over the fire.
No central heat -- unless you count the fireplace.
No coffee pots, no Corning Ware or Pyrex, no electric mixer – no electricity at all!You have to kill and pluck your turkey before you toss that baby in the roaster.
Ditto for a ham, but without the plucking part. Could someone really want to cook Babe?
No grocery store to run to for those last minute items.
And no TV to keep the little ones occupied while you’re cooking, although they would be doing their own share of chores.
And, sob!!!! -- NO CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!
I’d say we have a lot to be thankful for!
So when you give thanks for family and friends and your health, don't forget to be thankful for modern conveniences.