The Legend
of the Five Kernels
In researching the First Thanksgiving
I came across this great legend,
and wanted to share it with you.
Please enjoy!

The Legend of the Five Kernels...

The 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:

The first kernel reminds us of the autumn beauty around us.

The second kernel reminds us of our love for each other.

The third kernel reminds us of God's love and care for us.

The fourth kernel reminds us of our friends-especially our Native American brothers.

The fifth kernel reminds us that we are a free people.


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