Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Our nomination for best illustration of the season goes to Teresa Fasolino's vegetarian turkey in The New York Times. You can see other examples of her work here.

In 1623, when the Pilgrims held a second feast to celebrate a narrow escape from starvation, the main dish was probably fish. Miles Standish saved them by sailing to what is now Rye, New Hampshire and placing a large order for cod with the state's first settler.

Those first Thanksgiving feasts must have been pretty grim by modern standards. Even the lowliest wealth manager should eat a lot better tomorrow.

Let us all count our blessings!

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Wild turkeys now flourish in New England. The New Hampshire birds shown here take the state motto literally: "Live Free or Die!"

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