History of Thanksgiving 
Though many competing claims exist, the most familiar story of the first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth Colony, in present-day Massachusetts with the harvest celebration of the pilgrims and the indians in the autumn of 1621. Although they did have a three-day feast in celebration of a good harvest, and the local indians did participate, this "first Thanksgiving" was not a holiday, simply a gathering.
 
There is little evidence that this feast of thanks led directly to our modern Thanksgiving Day holiday. Thanksgiving can, however, be traced back to more than 200 years later in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln became the first president to declare the final Thursday in November as a national day of Thanksgiving. Congress finally made Thanksgiving Day an official national holiday in 1941. 



Thanksgiving  Day
 
The truth can hurt....did you know that the average American consumes 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat?  If you snack throughout the day before the big feast, your caloric intake can be as high as 4,500 calories.  But, it's just one day a year, so who's counting!  I say, enjoy!  Eat, drink and be merry!
 
Hmmmmm..........coincidence? "Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence."   ~ Erma Bombeck


Summit Real Estate Gives Thanks!
We here at Summit Real Estate truly have much to be thankful for. In a down market we've been fortunate to have a good year.  While nothing is easy in this current economic climate, we've been blessed with the opportunity to serve the Real Estate needs many of our friends and families in 2009.
 
Simply put, we are thankful for YOU. We are thankful for not only your business, but also your friendship. 
 
We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
 
"He who thanks but with the lips, thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving comes from the heart."   ~ J.A. Shedd    

For answers to your real estate questions, call Allison at 970-468-6800. Email - [email protected]. Allison is a long time local in Summit County. Summit Real Estate – The Simson/Nenninger Team is located at the Dillon Ridge Marketplace. Allison’s long-time residency and years of real estate experience can help you make the most of any buying or selling situation. She’s a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), the highest designation awarded to a Realtor in the residential sales field.  Her philosophy is simple, whether buying or selling, she understands that the most important real estate transaction is yours.  Want to know the value of your Summit County property? Visit www.SummitHomeValue.com