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Thanksgiving: The Stuffing of Facts You’ll Need to Impress Your Family

turkeyWith another holiday upon us, you may start to realize that not only are we the best one-stop-shop around for electronic accessories, but also the best fact checkers and joke tellers this side of the Mississippi. We not only appreciate the recognition but want you to know how seriously we take that job. As Black Friday continues to creep further and further into the Thanksgiving Holiday, we have a moral obligation to provide the facts and jokes needed to celebrate Turkey Day, before it passes by faster than the last piece of pumpkin pie. With that said, let’s get to it!

  • Contrary to popular belief, there was no turkey served at the first Thanksgiving. Historians say that the menu most likely consisted of deer, duck, geese, oyster, lobster, fish, pumpkin and cranberries.
  • Corn is considered one of the most popular symbols of Thanksgiving. It came in a variety of colors including red, white, yellow and blue.

Thanksgiving Joke #1 :

Q: What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?

A: Plymouth Rock

  • 91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Wild Turkeys and Farm-Raised Turkeys have different flavors. With wild turkeys, almost all the meat is dark and has a stronger turkey flavor.
  • On the West Coast, Dungeness crab is a common alternative to turkey as the main Thanksgiving dish.

Thanksgiving Joke #2:

Q: Why did the cranberries turn red?

A: Because they saw the turkey dressing!

  • A scared turkey can run at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. It’s also said that they can reach flight at speeds between 50-55 miles per hour.
  • Thanksgiving created the TV dinner. In 1953, in response to the enormous amount of turkey Swanson had left over, a salesperson came up with the idea to package it onto aluminum trays with other sides.

Thanksgiving Joke #3:

Q: What is a turkey’s favorite dessert?

A: Peach Gobbler!

As the holidays kick into full swing, it always helps to be reminded to be thankful for the things we have. We wish everyone a safe and filling Thanksgiving Day and look forward to the madness that will ensue during Black Friday and later, Cyber Monday. Happy Turkey Day, and with that, we leave you with one last final joke…

Q: Why can’t you take a turkey to Church?

A: They use FOWL language!

Memorial Day: A Day of Remembrance

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As Memorial Day becomes known more as a  day off work rather than a remembrance of our fallen military, we thought it would be in the best interest to give a brief history of the holiday. Memorial Day will be celebrated this coming Monday, May 25th as a National Day of Remembrance for our fallen heroes. How will you spend it? A BBQ with the family and friends seems to be the most common occurrence, but please remember to take a second to remember those who lost their lives fighting for our freedom.

Memorial Day, originally named Decoration Day, was created in 1868 as a way to recognize those soldiers who lost their lives during the Civil War. It was declared that May 30th would be the official date because it was NOT the anniversary of any particular battle. The first state to recognize this holiday was New York in 1873, followed by the rest of the northern states in 1890. The South did not accept the holiday until after World War I when it was officially changed to a holiday honoring those who have fought in any war. Around the year 1915, Moina Michael, in response to a poem, thought of the idea to wear read poppies on Memorial Day. Her contribution to what is called the “National Poppy Movement” is honored with a 3 cent red postage stamp showing her face and a poppy.

The traditional observance of Memorial Day starts with a flag raised to half-staff until noon, and then eventually  fully raised. On the Thursday before Memorial Day, soldiers place small American flags at every grave at Arlington National Cemetery. The area is then patrolled 24/7 to ensure that the flags are flying throughout the weekend. In the year 2000, as a way to remind us of the true meaning of the holiday, a resolution was passed asking that at 3 p.m. local time, Americans give a moment of silence and respect for our fallen heroes.

Happy Memorial Day from GOgroove! Everyone please have a safe weekend and remember to give a moment of silence and thanks for our fallen military.