Thursday, November 27, 2008

Black Friday Flash 55.....

Things looked bleak for the Pilgrims.
Of the 110 that left England, only 50 survived the first Winter!
Had it not been for a Patuxet Indian named Squanto, they all would have perished.
Squanto spoke English!! (Learned from coastal fisherman ).
He taught the Pilgrims how to forage, plant, and harvest...
Thanksgiving honors their bounty!!
Dont'cha just LOVE the History Channel?
If you or anyone you know has written a Friday Flash 55, please come tell The G-Man. I will visit, read, enjoy, comment, Then Book!!! So from the most stuffed host from coast to coast, have a Great Week-End...


Serena said...

I love the History Channel -- when nothing else is on. And I love the name Squanto.:)

G-Man said...

My Indian name would be Squato!

Rastaman said...

I joined the 55 crowd, thanks to Strumpet, and she sent me here to find out what it's all about. Posted my first one tonight.

Love this one ... and the tradition!

Mojo said...

A 55 Flash Non-fiction! Well played G. Amazing how quick we forgot how much help these people were to us isn't it?

I'm back again with a different brand of Indian. The kind Chris Columbus thought he'd found.
55 Flash Fiction Friday #22: Pinjraa

smarmoofus said...

Happy Thanksgiving, g-man! History Channel rocks. :)


Pam said...

happy thanksgiving, g...tho personally i don't really celebrate it. uhhh, i've got nothing right now, but i'll come up with something i'm sure of it. i'll be back when i do :p~~

KB said...

Very nice G. Mine's up.

Cha Cha said...


I learned all that tonight just by watching the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special.

I suppose I've seen it before, but it's been awhile.

It was very educational.

Squanto and all.

Rasta played?!


I wrote mine.

I have to post it, though.

I'll do that now.

Anonymous said...

We LOVE the History Channel. We watched it all day today.

I'm up and you don't even have to wait till midnight Pacific time this week ;-)

Pam said...

i'm finally up...will read everyone else's when i finish putting stinky to bed. LOL :)

Akelamalu said...

A history lesson in 55 words - wonderful G-man. :)

Mine's up too.

S said...

OOhhow could I have missed the Thanksgiving spread at Gmans?

I make my stuffing from a box. :P

Happy Friday Gman, its still Thanksgiving here. I just woke up from passing out on the couch after eating myself blind.

11 PM now its time to take out the garbage.

Have a lovely friday

Shadow said...

how clever of you... thanks for the flash 55 info.

Shadow said...

hiya, i had to tell my story today

lime said...

i love the historical stories too. great 55 gman...i'm not up yet but i'm getting there

lime said...

ok, im up

buffalodick said...

Some great shows on cable- I enjoy history of just about anything!

snowelf said...

I DO love the history channel. :)
Fabulously appropriate 55 G!

(I'm up.)


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Mona said...

Good Old Sqanto!

I'm up!

Liquid said...

Please forgive my speechless-ness.
I haven't quit.
I'll be back on track next week.
Hope you had a delicious Thanksgiving, dear Sir!

Donnetta said...

Neat 55 for the Thanksgiving season. Yes, I am a fan of the History Channel. Me likey.

My 55 is up at last! Running very late tonight. But better late than never! D

Melissa Russell said...

hola senor Haynes, hope you're having a wonderful weekend. I'm in Texas now visiting my sister.

Your food from the previous post looked yummy.

Stay warm

Alexandra MacVean said...

I love the History Channel!! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! :)

Devotee said...

It's too bad this story does not get repeated more often, because its lesson - be kind to strangers, even in lean times - does not seem to have stuck all that well.

Thanks for yet another great one, g-man!

My 55 for the week is nowup, if a little late.

Lulda Casadaga said...

Sorry G-man...I just couldn't get myself together yesterday to write a 55...a little stuffed & hungover I suppose! :D I hope you had a great day...and I enjoy a bit of history now and then.

Evening said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday G-man. Your Thanksgiving Eve preparations sounded wonderful.

javajazz said...

that's good!
i love it!
hope you had a great holiday...xo

Cha Cha said...

My Indian name would be:

Crazy Moon Pie.

Lisa, yours could be:

Beautiful Parsley Woman.


Okay, now let's go do some peyote.

That should SO be part of Thanksgiving.

Oh well, maybe next year.

I bet I could find a recipe for Peyote Button Stuffing.

Oh, and I'm going to 'spatchcock' my bird next year.

Doesn't that sound fun?

javajazz said...

crack me up...!
whatever that is,
i think i'd like to try that
more than peyote...
xo Dame Lana Parsley

Cha Cha said...


Let This Be the Official...

Thanksgiving Peyote Trip!
Sign-up Sheet:

1. Beautiful Parsley Woman
2. Crazy Moon Pie
3. ....

^^^^^^^this could be YOU!


Spaces are limited.

You know, depending on how much peyote we can get our little hands on.