Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Legend of the Five Kernels

Legend of the Five Kernels:

The first winter the pilgrims spent in their
new home was very cold. Food was in short
supply. Some days they had only enough food
for each person to have five kernels of corn for
the day. Spring came. They planted food. It grew.
All of the pilgrims did not die. From then on when
it was time of Thanksgiving, the pilgrims put five
kernels of corn on each plate and used them to
remind them of their blessings: The first kernel
reminds us of the autumn's beauty around us.
The second kernel reminds us of our love for
each other. The third kernel reminds us of
God's love and His care for us. The fourth
kernel reminds us of our friends-especially
our Indian brothers. The fifth kernel reminds
us we are a free people.

My youngest son, Brandon got this from his
preschool yesterday.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

1 comment:

SpeakUp Librarian said...

That story is new to me. I like it. Thank Brandon for sharing it!
Hugs, Sarah