Don’t forget to read the two Thanksgiving pieces that run in today’s (Wed. Nov. 21st) Wall Street Journal. You’ll find The Desolate Wilderness and And the Fair Land on the WSJ’s Opinion page where they have been published every year since 1961. Share these moving pieces with your family and friends and particularly the young ones. If you don’t get the WSJ it’s worth buying this issue or you can subscribe to the digital version here. Have a great holiday everyone.
A note about the above image of the Pilgrims. It is from a Currier & Ives lithograph, copyright 1876. I presume its production was inspired by the country’s centennial celebration. The caption reads: “The Mayflower left Delft haven in Holland Sept. 6th 1620, and after a boisterous passage of sixty three days, anchored within Cape Cod. In her cabin the first Republican government in America was solemnly inaugurated. That vessel thus became truly the “Cradle of Liberty” rocked on the free waves of the ocean.”