In the summer of 1939 I had whooping cough so bad my left lung collapsed.
It was decided to put me in the Edwin Shaw Sanitarium in my hometown of Akron, Ohio. No comments please, about it being called a sanitarium.
I was to have complete bed rest for six months and not get home until Christmas Day.
We all learned about the First Thanksgiving in school, so I shall not bore you.
Interestingly, the dates were shuffled around by various United States presidents until Abraham Lincoln set a date in stone in 1863.
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/blogs/carolyn-cary/11-26-2013/i-remember-year-2-thanksgivings