Plum Pudding: By Any Other Name and Holiday  Plum Pudding is often associated with Christmas thanks to Charles Dickens, but it is served at Thanksgiving as well and special occasions. Call it what you may it is delicious! Christmas pudding is sweet dried-fruit pudding traditionally served as part...
Thanksgiving: Thomas Jefferson Secret Holiday  Thomas Jefferson’s had a very Complicated Relationship with Thanksgiving. The third president declined to participate in the tradition. Since the United States became a nation, people have come together to count their blessings, feast on bountiful fo...
Did Florida Host the First Thanksgiving? What!!!!! More than 50 years before the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Spanish colonists in Florida feasted with Native Americans in what some call the first Thanksgiving. Blaring trumpets and thundering artillery serenaded Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés as he...
Year The 1800’s; Time Thanksgiving The Urban/City Thanksgiving If you're eating out at one of New York City's restaurants this Thanksgiving, you're actually taking part in a long-standing tradition that goes back to the 19th century. During the height of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln m...

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My blogs reflect my observations on life, real estate and my own state of the union (Elaine's world). I write my entries as a way to express myself and all the positive and negative aspects of real estate. I also use it to promote my listings and maybe even your enjoyment in reading it.