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An American Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, I think of my mother's family, the Rathbones, who 
came to America from the Liverpool area in 1942. This was just 22 years after 
the Mayflower voyage. The Rathbones went on the settle Block Island and 
Newport in Rhode Island. How I wish that property was still in family hands. 

Those pilgrims were much in debt to the local Indians who taught them how to 
grow corn and supplemented them through the first winter. It makes you think 
about Prince Henry and his encounter with the natives on his voyage. 

I hope all of my American cousins make their trips safely on this holiday 
weekend. To my cousins from the far reaches of the globe, I'll drink one for 
you too!

Donald Sinclair (Indianapolis)
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