Thanksgiving festivities are (sort of) timeless
Thanksgiving is typically a holiday of tradition, and not much has changed since 1958.
But the Post Bulletin published a story – found courtesy of the microfilm collection at the Rochester Public Library – which addressed many of the festivities that the nation was preparing to take part in.
Here are a few noteworthy (and slightly odd) snippets from that holiday article:
• “Thanksgiving, a day for taking stock and counting blessings, will be celebrated throughout the land Thursday with traditional feasting, parades and quiet prayer.”
• “The Macy parade in New York, now viewed by additional millions via television, again will feature gigantic balloons bobbing down Manhattan’s streets and avenues – in spite of a government ban on using helium.”
• “The Macy people and the Goodyear people, ho make the balloons, put their heads together and decided to inflate the balloons with air and suspend them from he, mobile cranes.”
• “A long Thanksgiving prayer to to much for hungry Donnie Hammett (left), 10, at a Greenville S.C. children’s club dinner and he eyes the turkey impatiently. Mary Ann McKinney =, 7, waits with more grace than the boy.