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Thanksgiving then, and even before then, and now

By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger I’ve always thrown myself into Thanksgiving. You can see in the photo below, from my turn as a Pilgrim in the 1956 sixth grade pageant at Hunter College Elementary School in New York City. Long, long ago. Might as well have been the first Thanksgiving ever. As a playwright I can tell you, I’ve got the lead…
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