of the Five Kernels
In researching the First Thanksgiving
I came across this great legend,
and wanted to share it with you.
first winter the Pilgrims spent in their new home was very
cold. Food was in short supply. Some days they had only enough
food for each person to have five kernels of corn for the day.
Finally spring came. They planted food and it grew. All the
Pilgrims did not die. From then on, when a time of
Thanksgiving came around, the Pilgrims put five kernels of
corn on each plate to remind themselves of their blessings.
Let us also remember: