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Archive for November 26, 2014

The Thanksgiving Story You Haven’t Heard

LydiaMariaChild

“Over the River, and through the wood…”
She published the iconic Thanksgiving poem, which has been set to music and learned by American school children for generations, in 1844. Lydia Maria Child actually made a decent living as a writer. Her manual called The Frugal Housewife, was particularly lucrative – but don’t be fooled by the title. Child was anything but a quiet little wife