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Wednesday
Nov272013

Thanksgiving

When I was a kid, there was always a Thanksgiving pageant where the class dressed up as "Pilgrims and Indians".

The Pilgrim costumes were made out of construction paper and the Indian costumes were made out of old, brown, paper bags.*

I never, ever, got to be a Pilgrim.

I'm assuming the kids now dress up as "Pilgrims and Native Americans" but  Googling "brown paper bag Native American costume" shows that the fine craft of paper bag tailoring continues to be practiced today!

Growing up, we always had a kitchen drawer devoted to used bags, ready for all kinds of couture needs. However, I wonder if now paper bags are in shorter supply because many people use reusable bags?

Happy thanksgiving everyone!

*Even in our imagined past, we shafted the Indians (”We"re taking your land and giving you smallpox! Enjoy!")

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