Have a Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving, With Grace

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This is a re-post of a Thanksgiving essay prepared by patriot/blogger Cynthia Quinn originally posted at Grumpy Opinions on November 21, 2013.

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Norman Rockwell was a gifted artist who was able to capture the magic of American tradition and culture. HIs picture telling was a homey one, with paintings that elaborated on scenes of generations of family gathered together around the dining room table, sledding down snowy slopes, skating on frozen ponds, or waiting for Santa’s arrival on Christmas day. For years, the first sign of the holiday season was a Thanksgiving themed cover on the Saturday Evening Post. One of the Post covers most closely associated with Thanksgiving was originally published inside the March 6, 1943 issue. “Freedom From Want” was the third in Norman Rockwell’s series inspired by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” address.

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