Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

And a big thank you to Sarah Josepha Hale, a magazine editor who badgered those in authority until Abraham Lincoln declared a Thanksgiving Day in 1863. Her letter-writing campaign spanned 40 years and we commend her persistence. All six libraries of the Des Moines Public Library are closed today for the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a lovely day, and we'll see you tomorrow!

Source: Mother of all Thanksgivings New Hampshire Business Review, 11/10/2006, Vol. 28 Issue 24, p3-3, 1/4p;

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