Mudcat Café message #1852743 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #85316   Message #1852743
Posted By: GUEST,thurg
07-Oct-06 - 10:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
Never thought much about it before - but we got a heavy dose of Pilgrims and Indians when I was a kid in school; we were clearly given to believe that this was the basis of Thanksgiving. Much as I'd like to blame this on some sneaky Yankee plot to take over Canada by the back door, in retrospect it was no doubt simply an excuse to have kids make headgear out of construction paper and put on little plays. Let's face it, the Americans have it all over us when it comes to myth-making.