Evoking childhood memories on Thanksgiving

From David Patrick Columbia’s

New York Social Diary

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2012

While researching the Pilgrims the author comes upon Louis XIV’s House Rules, Article 21 (revised 1681). Musing upon Louis’ seventeenth century lifestyle, he states 

“Abundance, I’ve come to see, tends to dull gratitude in us, and before you know it, greed is lapping on our shores. Of course, that was Louis’ ace – the absurdity of abundance. With it, long did he reign.”

Seeing the Pilgrims through his childhood eyes, then as an adult, Columbia accepts their flaws along with their magnificent strength in surviving in their wild new country.

Some of us in America have endured much due to Hurricane Sandy; those of us who were not harmed have much to be grateful for. Sharing is something to consider at this time.

See the complete article at:

http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/node/1908781

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