HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!My daughter’s first grade year in school, the children drew images illustrating Thanksgiving. The administration put them on the walls for an open house.
That night turkeys, Indians and Pilgrims in many colors lined the halls. On the tour we stopped at our daughter’s offering and told her how good it was— of course.
She peered at me with wide brown eyes. “My friend had to take down her picture and do it over.”
“Why?” I asked.
“Here it is.” Our daughter pointed to a drawing with a boat and some stick people standing around it.
“She wrote on it the first time?”
“Did she write over the picture?” I asked.
“No, she said the Pilgrims gave thanks to God, and that’s not allowed.”
I was stunned. “What’s not allowed?”
“To put up there that the Pilgrims thanked God.”
History was re-written behind the walls of those halls that Thanksgiving.
Each Thanksgiving I remember the incident and think of the verse, “But if serving th…