Happy Thanksgiving

I would like to wish all of our Canadian visitors a Happy Thanksgiving.

GNU Fact

The history of Thanksgiving in Canada dates back to 1578 when English explorer Martin Frobisher made his third journey to present-day Nunavut (specifically the suitably named Frobisher Bay) to establish a small settlement and search for the Northwest Passage. On this journey though one of the 15 ships struck ice, freak storms divided the convoy and most the building materials for the would-be settlement were lost. When the remaining ships found each other in Frobisher Bay, the crews were understandably thankful to have survived.

Interestingly, Frobisher’s Thanksgiving took place some 43 years before the “first Thanksgiving” at Plymouth in 1621. And even in the American colonies, there had been celebrations of thanks prior to 1621. Spanish settlers celebrated Thanksgiving in present-day Virginia in 1607 and 1610. SUN Media

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“Mean” Joe Greene, the first guest star to appear on The Great Space Coaster, will be the subject of NFL Network’s “A Football Life” airing tomorrow (Friday September 12, 2014) at 9 pm. The program will include a clip of one of “Mean” Joe’s appearances on TGSC! Can you guess which TGSC character will appear with him? (and gno, it won’t be MT Promises!)