In Honor of
T h a n k s g i v i n g
TUCKED BETWEEN THE TWO MONSTER-SIZED HOLIDAYS of Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving receives far less attention. But Thanksgiving is a very important holiday, especially in the busy lives of Americans. It is a time to kick back and relax, watch a football game or go to a movie, and enjoy a huge feast.
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated between the Pilgrims and the Indians in 1621 and was a three day affair. Life for the early settlers had been difficult; the fall harvest was time for celebration and also a time to thank God for a good crop. The Pilgrims and the Indians created a huge feast including a wide variety of animals and fowl as well as fruits and vegetables from the fall harvest.
After the first Thanksgiving, the observance was sporadic and almost forgotten until the early 1800's. In 1941, Congress made it a national holiday and set the date as the fourth Thursday in November.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
THE CINNAMON BEAR
. . . and here's the Cinnamon Bear. The wonderful childhood classic returns to our site for you to share with your grandchildren or enjoy all over again.
For a brief history of The Cinnamon Bear, a map of Maybe Land, short bios on the actresses and actors who voiced the roles, and a few surprises, click on SPECIAL SERIES/The Cinnamon Bear in the left hand column of this, our HOME PAGE.
CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE EYES OF A 40s-50s KID
Once more we welcome back our Chritmas series of years' past.
You'll find it listed in the column on the left of this HOME PAGE under the heading of SPECIAL SERIES. Just hover your cursor over SPECIAL SERIES, and a flyout menu will appear. Click on the new topic's name to explore "Christmas Traditions & Symbols."
You can also click on the link below:
ROSELAND: BEFORE OUR TIME
Our series on Roseland's history is back! There have been additions to the original postings so you may want to review our town's story from the beginning. You'll find it by clicking on ROSELAND from the list on the left side of this page and then choosing "Roseland: Before Our Time from the fly-out manu that will appear or by clicking on the lick below:
PETALS FROM ROSELAND
Enjoy CJ Martello's observations and stories about our town.
Posted: October 25 - "Love, Happiness, and Thanks"
You'll find this series listed on the fly-out menu under ROSELAND or by clicking on the link below: http://www.fengerjune1958.com/PetalsfromRoseland..htm
ENTIRE COURIER 1958 POSTED
Don't forget to check out our entire yearbook, which is now posted on our site. Click on the link below or just hover next to "Fenger High School" in the list on the left side of this HOME PAGE. A fly-out menu will appear and you can choose the yearbook title to bring up its page. Be sure to read the instructions so you can enlarge the images and navigate around the pages.
HOW I GOT WHERE I AM
Still hoping you'll be writing your "story" of where and why you're living where you are. Some have chosen to write a lengthy narrative, which has been wonderful; but I fear it's frightened off others.
Please just share what made you choose your hometown to retire in; or if you're still working, please tell us where and what keeps you going. We'll take stories of any size - we just want to catch up on YOU!
You can email them to me at email@example.com or post them on "What's New!"
You'll find the answers we've received so far - How I Got Where I Am - listed to the left of the HOME PAGE.
Classmates and guests of this site can now share photos on any topic they feel would interest the rest of us. Simply:
Only you can add photos to galleries you create, and all photos you add will be credited to you inside your gallery!
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BUT ARE
TOO SHY TO ASK
We didn't have the "computer advantage" when we were growing up so many of us are a little timid when approaching this newfangled contraption. With that in mind, a new forum section entitled "All You Need to Know But Are too Shy to Ask" has been created.
The new feature has directions for many of the skills needed to take full advantage of our web site. It even explains how to print those directions so you can have them in front of you as you navigate into new territory.
A second feature explains exactly how to obtain additional help with any problem which may come up. It's really simple: just email me, as site administrator; and I'll get the answer straight from the experts at Class Creator.
So now, with a little bit of determination, you can fully explore the site, send emails, reply to survey questions, comment in forums, and load pictures. Just click on the link below.
A NOTE TO NEWCOMERS
Please register and choose a password so you can explore the complete site we have created. It's filled with classmates' memories, pictures, updates, information on the Fifties, and more.
So, welcome to the World of Fenger - June 1958!