A Thanksgiving Prayer

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Image: Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom From Want,” 1943. Editorial Board Comment: The Golden Hammer‘s Editorial Board offers this prayer with the admonishment that we are not seeking to show our faithfulness or our worthiness. We are mindful of the Scriptural definition of “hypocrites” who “love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, […]

Bidens open holidays with Christmas tree and ‘friendsgiving’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden opened the holiday season at the White House on Monday by breaking off a sprig from the official Blue Room tree and giving it — and a big smooch — to her toddler grandson. “Look how beautiful this is,” the first lady said of the 18 1/2-foot (5.6 meter) Fraser […]

CDC pleads with Americans to not travel for Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household. The Thanksgiving warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came as the White House […]

President Trump to spend Thanksgiving at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and the First Lady will be spending Thanksgiving at the White House instead of attending the annual dinner at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. The first lady’s spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed the plans in a “Holiday Scheduling Update” on Twitter on Tuesday evening. Trump and his family typically spend […]

Biden, the “fear president,” says his family following holiday guidance

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Americans face the complications of holding holiday celebrations amid the ongoing pandemic, President-elect Joe Biden, the “fear president,” says he and his family are trying to navigate the same issues, with safety measures. Biden said Monday that he and his wife are planning to follow the advice of medical officials who […]

A Zoom Thanksgiving? Summer could give way to a bleaker fall

Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts (AP), September 1 – As the Summer of COVID draws to a close, many experts fear an even bleaker fall and suggest that American families should start planning for Thanksgiving by Zoom. Because of the many uncertainties, public health scientists say it’s easier to forecast the weather on Thanksgiving Day than to predict […]

Commissioner Clark shares George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Publisher’s Note: Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Clark, a genuinely nice person who deeply cares about our community, faced head and neck cancer this year while he was running for re-election. He lost by re-election by 173 votes out of 4,737 cast in the May 22 Republican Runoff Election. Clark suffered his diagnosis right […]

What the first Thanksgiving dinner actually looked like

Julie Lesnik, Special Reporter to the Associated Press United States of America, November 22 – Most Americans probably don’t realize that we have a very limited understanding of the first Thanksgiving, which took place in 1621 in Massachusetts. Indeed, few of our present-day traditions resemble what happened almost 400 years ago, and there’s only one original […]

Trump kicks off Thanksgiving break golfing with Nicklaus

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump is spending the first day of his Thanksgiving break taking advantage of the good golfing weather. White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham says the president was playing “a quick round” on Wednesday with golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus’s professional golfer son Gary, and his grandson G.T. Trump has […]

For what I’m thankful

For what I’m thankful

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer There’s so much for which I’m thankful. Here’s a short list. I’m thankful that: The Lord rules, shows mercy, and has permitted me another year to enjoy this wonderful Earth since last Thanksgiving. My friends are my friends. My wife is my wife. She and I agree on a lot of […]