Wednesday, November 9, 2011
WW - One Woman's Desire for a Celebration
Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of the famous "Godey's Lady's Book, started a campaign in the 1830's to make it an annual national day of Thanksgiving. It was not until 1863 that she succeeded when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November to be Thanksgiving Day.
Check out http://www.womenwriters.net/domesticgoddess/hale1.html
to learn more about the lady.
Thank you, Sarah, for fighting for a cause that reminds us to celebrate the wonderful gifts in our lives.