Monday, October 10, 2005

    Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving

    We would have been in Canada right now but this trip was interrupted with a doggie (German Shepherd) that needed our attention for a few days. We rescued her from the humane society (original owner turned her in because of an illness in the family) - 2 years old, beautiful and sweet dog. She'll be spoiled for sure. We'll probably fly up for Christmas.

    This Canadian site gives a bit of history, then there is the Wikipedia entry for those into collaborative knowledge.
    The first Thanksgiving Day in Canada after Confederation was observed on April 15, 1872, to celebrate the recovery of The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) from a serious illness.

    From 1879 to 1898, both inclusive, it was observed on a Thursday in November. In 1899, it was fixed on a Thursday in October, where it stayed until 1907, with the exception of 1901 and 1904 when the date was fixed on a Thursday in November.
    The holidays we enjoyed when we attended public schools (before the socialists gained control) are fading fast - at least those that have any appearance of Jewish or Christian origin - and the Muslim community loves it. Think I'm fabricating that? You'd better check out FL: Schools May Drop Religious Holidays from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

    Muslim leaders think good relations with non-Muslims means stripping out any appearance of Judaism and Christianity. They say it is offensive to them. Well you know what? Their effort to strip out my heritage is greatly offensive to me!

    Just try to go to a Islamic country and pull that crap and see if they would bow down to your demands - they would NOT.

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