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The Wishbone Connection


2500 years ago, the Etruscans, who lived in what is now Italy, believed the breastbone of a chicken, called the furcula or “little fork”, had magic predictive powers. They transferred that belief to the Romans, who carried it with them … Continue reading

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All The Fixins!


Have you noticed that people don’t just say they are having a turkey on Thanksgiving, they say “We’re having turkey with all the fixins”? Which leads me to wonder, just what are “all the fixins”? Turns out, what goes on … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Thoughts


By the Fall of 1621, the Pilgrims at Plimouth, Massachusetts were on the brink of starvation and ravaged by illness. Had it not been for Massasoit, who brought a bounty of fresh killed deer, turkeys and other food staples to … Continue reading

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