Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for November 23, 2002
Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling DID YOU KNOW? This week -- The FIRST THANKSGIVING Yes, that 1621 festive respite from STARVATION and DISEASE is a cornucopia of FUN FACTS and TANTALIZING TRIVIA! Biologists believe that this is EXACTLY what the North American turkey looked like in the 1600s. The historic QUESTION asked of the Wampanoags when they arrived for the feast has become a mandatory American ritual to this day. Pilgrim: How was traffic? Native American: Not bad. We took the Bear Trails to avoid the marsh... It is believed that William Jameson was the first relative to try to engage a child in conversation by asking what grade he's in. William: Third grade! Wow! That's great. Okay, run along. After the meal, all males were inexplicably drawn to gather around a wooden crate. Pilgrim #1: Would only that images of lion-emblazoned athletes would appear in this box! Pilgrims #2: Aye! Native American: That would be perfect! Pilgrims called the trusting and helpful Native Americans who taught them to survive "the Good Indians." Later settlers would have a very good definition of the only kind of "good Indian."
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