Thanksgiving in 1810, 1910, and 2013

Here we are again on the Monday before Thanksgiving.  It will be difficult to keep our minds on our legal blogging duties this week with the holiday looming over us all. After all, as we’ve said before, this is the time for football, turkey, pumpkin beer and tryptophan.  Because it has become a bit of a tradition around here, we feel we must direct you to our 2010 Thanksgiving post entitled “Thanksgiving in 1810, 1910, and 2010.”  Back then, in our early blogging days, we somehow unearthed a century old magazine article in which the writer, a resident of 1910, looked back 100 years and marveled at the incredible social and technological change that occurred in the previous ten decades.  That writer also looked forward to 2010 and briefly speculated how we, as citizens of the 21st century, might look back at those who lived in his era 100 years before.   That article struck such a chord with us, and it’s become a Turkey Day tradition for us. So, today, we remind you of it once again and direct you back to it 102 years after its publication. (That neat illustration above – and many others like it – comes directly from the 103 year old article.).

As we proceed through this week, looking forward to stuffing and cranberry sauce, we think of all the things that we are thankful for and wish you a happy Thanksgiving.

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