Fun Fact November 24, 2021.

Turkey day is tomorrow.  Most all of us will be sitting down enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  But what about the first Thanksgiving?  According to History dot com, The best account we have is from a letter from Edward Winslow who was an English settler.  The letter never mentions the word “Thanksgiving,” but tells of a weeklong harvest celebration that included a three-day celebration with King Massasoit and 90 Wampanoag men. This happened in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1671.  But was that, in fact, the first “Thanksgiving?”  Some historians argue that the first one was 65 years earlier and some 1,100 miles to the south, in Florida.  In 1565  a Spanish fleet came ashore and planted a cross in the sandy beach to christen the new settlement of St. Augustine. To celebrate the arrival and give thanks for God’s providence, the 800 Spanish settlers shared a festive meal with the native Timucuan people.  Thanks to everyone who donated to the 13th annual Camping For Hunger last week.  Because of your generosity more of our neighbors will be enjoying Thanksgiving.  You can always  make an online donation at our ccap dot org.  Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/

Fun Fact November 24, 2021.
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Sports Dogs Podcast: Talkin’ SU Sports With Scott Musa

In this latest SDPC, we head into the Thanksgiving holiday with a visit from Shenandoah University Associate AD Scott Musa by putting a bow on the Hornets’ 7-3 football season, and most importantly, finding out what’s on the “Musa menu” on Turkey Day!

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Sports Dogs Podcast: Talkin' SU Sports With Scott Musa
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Fun Fact November 23, 2021.

Tool time Tuesday and a lot of you will be using this later this week.  According the Mighty Carver dot com the electric carving knife was invented by Jerome L. Murray and patented in 1964.  An electric knife, or electric carving knife, is an electrical kitchen appliance used for slicing foods. It requires less physical effort than an ordinary knife and produces more defined slices. The kitchen tool consists of two serrated blades that are clipped together and oscillate via a small electric motor.  Murray was a great inventor and held 75 patents that have had great impact on American life. Mr. Murray was passionate about making daily tasks simpler for all people. He invented things that were useful, time-saving, and practical.  A few of his other inventions included a windmill to power radios for farmers who were not connected to the grid, the antenna rotor for fine tuning your television reception and the power seat for automobiles.  Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/

Fun Fact November 23, 2021.
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