Ephemera is a broad term used to describe items of paper that were created for use in a short time span and meant to be thrown away after one or two uses. Items generally put into the ephemera category of collecting would be sheet music, posters, stock certificates, post cards, cigarette cards, magazines, catalogs, and the like.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner 1927

I found this brochure in the old green scrapbook.  Check out the tasty menu for this Thanksgiving dinner on November 24, 1927.  I'm sure Madeline's parents attended this dinner and maybe she did as well.  She was a very young girl at that time.

Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day in 1863.  In 1941 Congress declared the fourth Thursday in November to be Thanksgiving Day.  This reversed a decision by President Roosevelt to celebrate the holiday on the third Thursday in November, thus giving more time for the Christmas holiday.  I wouldn't be surprised if today's Congress moved Thanksgiving back to the first Thursday in November so we can stretch out the Christmas shopping season even further!

To learn more about the National Grange, visit here.  And a very happy Thanksgiving to all my friends who read Madeline's Memories.  I'm thankful for all of you.

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