"There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to... . Thanksgiving Day... is the one day that is purely American."
-- "The Trimmed Lamp" (1907), in "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen" by O. Henry (William Sydney Porter), 1862-1910.
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