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November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving from Strategic Name Development

Here’s wishing all of our readers a happy and prosperous Thanksgiving.

ThanksgivingEver wonder about the name, Thanksgiving? Manhattan Chowder has an excellent post up that tells us who, exactly, we can thank for the modern Thanksgiving holiday: a woman named Sarah Joseph Hale, who created the official name of the holiday, on and off, in different guises, ever since 1541.

That's when Coronado’s expedition held a friendly meal with Teya Indians in West Texas...almost a hundred years before the Pilgrims enjoyed their harvest feast in Plymouth.

Before you sit down to your traditional turkey dinner, you might also enjoy reading about the origins of Thanksgiving, on Susie’s wonderful blog. You'll find some surprising facts revealed: Ben Franklin’s wish that the Turkey, and not the Bald Eagle, be the national symbol of America; and the difference between a “fryer” and a “roaster.” Great blog, Susie.

ThanksgivingAnd if you're interested in finding out where, precisely, your meal comes from, why not visit the Geography Matters blog. You can track each and every element of your meal - you may know where the potatoes in your meal were grown (Idaho), but what about the pecans? And the celery?

Lastly, have fun with Google's Thanksgiving holiday logo change, which will combine an image of, probably a turkey, into Google's logo. Like for many other holidays celebrated in the U.S. and around the world, Google's homepage will again temporarily change to reflect a unique Google visual identity.

The fun part is seeing how the holiday image is weaved into the Google name. Last year's logo on Thanksgiving replaced the o's with popular Thanksgiving dishes.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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And "thank you" for serving up great thoughts, wisdom and conversations for us "out here" to feast on.

Hope your Thanksgiving weekend is a wonderful memory making time,

Mike

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