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Winter Snowy Days in Jefferson County, MO Apartments for rent

 

Wintery Weather is upon us!

Snow Days in Jefferson County MO

Carlsbad Management, LLC of Imperial MO.  

South Pointe Apartments
South Pointe Apartments in the Spring/Summer Time all Green - Flowers in bloom Such a warming thought!  We have had some recent snowy days here in Imperial, MO at the South Pointe Apartments.
Thought we would share a few photos of our fun times
"working" in the snow by our maintenance department.
 

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night time as the snow is falling

 

While Some of us are enjoying the snow,

most of us are dreaming of warmer days!  

We, Maintenance Staff especially,

are dreaming of slightly warmer days!

Are you thinking (dreaming) of a change of address or purchasing your first or another place?  

You are in luck!!!

IF you mention this BLOG

and rent with us before the snow melts,

you will receive a $100  Discount

on your first months rent!

We have a couple of Townhomes available and also we have Rent to Own Manufactured Homes (with Lease Option Purchase Agreements).

 

A Little about us here at

Carlsbad Management, LLC 

636-942-3100

We have Ground Level 1 bedroom apartments, duplex's,

town houses, houses, and 

mobile homes for Rent to Own and Lots for rent in

Jefferson County Mo. Our apartments, mobile homes are

located in the Seckman Schools (Fox School District).  

Currently, we have a 1 bedroom apartment for rent in

Jefferson County, MO

as well as rent to own with lease option  Mobile Homes.  

Credit Problems, we work with little, no, bad credit.  

 


 

 

Health Tips for Spring -Townhomesfor rent in Jefferson County-MO

 

Here at

Carlsbad Management, LLC of Imperial MO.  

South Pointe Apartments

 We are thinking of warmer days!

Great for moving into a new Apartment, Townhouse, Manufactured Home!

Spring is like a breath of fresh air

- New Beginnings -

Start your new beginning with us in your new place!

 

 

Transitioning to spring from winter

is a welcoming thought!

Here are some

Health Tips to Transition Into Spring!

The following article is from Ezine Article website!

Transitioning from winter to spring is a great time to do a thorough clean of your home, purge old household items and clothing. The same can be said for the body. Here are 5 tips for making a smooth transition into spring.

1. Time to lighten up. After months of eating hearty, warming food it's time to start eating sprouts, fresh greens, pungent herbs to get the energy flowing. Fermented foods such as miso, sauerkraut, tempeh are also good to introduce into the diet. They add important probiotics to aid digestion and reduce inflammation. Another way to lighten up is to take advantage of lengthening daytime hours by waking earlier.

2. Get moving. During the cold dark winter months it is easy to stay cocooned inside watching Netflix. Spring energy is rising therefore take advantage of lighter, milder days to get up and out. Walk the seawall, ride a bike, play sports outside, anything to get your blood and Qi circulating while breathing in fresh air.

3. Cleanse. Change of seasons is always a good time to do a cleanse or detox especially transitioning from winter to spring. During winter months we try to preserve our yang energy by sleeping more, eating heavier foods, less intense activity, all of which can lead to stagnation. Qi doesn't flow as well, dampness or phlegm can build up due to overeating of rich foods. A cleanse doesn't have to mean weeks of drinking lemon water while grazing on salad and popping supplements. Follow these simple steps to jumpstart your digestive fire.

Pick the length of time that you can manage whether it's a day, a week or two or a whole month.
Make simple meals of steamed veggies, whole grains such as buckwheat, millet and quinoa.
Drink lots of water, preferably warm and add a little lemon or fresh ginger.
Limit use of oils and cut out dairy, processed foods, bread and baked goods, limit caffeine to a cup of green tea.
Add fresh herbs to cooking to enhance flavours.

If you are using a packaged detox program check with your health care provider that it is appropriate for you. Many have herbal supplements that are purging in nature to clean out the bowels. They can be too harsh for some people. Simplifying your food can be enough to give your digestive system a break and restart the fire.

4. Keep anger in check. That does not mean keeping frustrations and irritations repressed but rather acknowledging your feelings and checking in with yourself to see why am I feeling this way? Are these reasonable feelings? Are they the result of other imbalances such as poor sleep, hunger, hormones? Do I need to express these feelings in a safe way? Anger is often thought of as a negative emotion but in Chinese medicine it is the repression of anger (or any emotions) or the misdirected energy due to anger that can have a negative impact. Learn to recognize your anger and related emotions such as frustration, irritability and channel the energy that goes along with that into positive action or use it as a catalyst for emotional growth and discussion.

5. Balance the Liver. Liver is the organ system related to spring time therefore it is easy to get out of balance at this time of year. All the previous points are great for regulating the Liver system. In TCM the Liver system is responsible for regulating the smooth flow of energy in the body, which is why you want to have daily activity to get your Qi flowing. For people prone to Liver imbalances such as migraines, menstrual irregularities or PMS, eye problems, muscle cramps or twitches this is even more crucial. As spring approaches and energy starts to rise it is important to direct this energy towards physical activity or new projects to prevent it from becoming stagnant or scattered.


Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6900436

 

A Little about us here at

Carlsbad Management, LLC 

636-942-3100

We have Ground Level 1 bedroom apartments, duplex's, town houses, houses, and 

mobile homes for Rent to Own and Lots for rent in Jefferson County Mo. Our apartments, mobile homes are located in the Seckman Schools (Fox School District).  Currently, we have a 1 bedroom apartment for rent in Jefferson County, MO as well as rent to own with lease option  Mobile Homes.   Credit Problems, we work with little, no, bad credit.  

 

Hypothermia Be Prepared - Apartments for Rent in Jefferson County,MO

 

Carlsbad Management, LLC of Imperial MO.  

South Pointe Apartments

 

Don't let a few warmer days fool you!

Winter Cold is going to be around

 in St. Louis, Missouri area!

Please, take Pre-caution as the winter weather has not left the St. Louis Mo area. According to the weather predictions-- we are just beginning with the Cold -January,February, March too. So be prepared!

 

Hypothermia

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC 24/7: Saving Lives. Protecting People.™
  • When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced.
  • Low body temperature may make you unable to think clearly or move well.
  • You may not know you have hypothermia.
  • If your temperature is below 95°, the situation is an emergency—get medical attention immediately.

When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body’s stored energy. The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. This makes hypothermia particularly dangerous because a person may not know it is happening and won’t be able to do anything about it.

Hypothermia is most likely at very cold temperatures, but it can occur even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water.

Victims of hypothermia are often (1) elderly people with inadequate food, clothing, or heating; (2) babies sleeping in cold bedrooms; (3) people who remain outdoors for long periods—the homeless, hikers, hunters, etc.; and (4) people who drink alcohol or use illicit drugs.

Recognizing Hypothermia

Warnings signs of hypothermia:

Adults:

  • shivering, exhaustion
  • confusion, fumbling hands
  • memory loss, slurred speech
  • drowsiness

Infants:

  • bright red, cold skin
  • very low energy

What to Do

If you notice any of these signs, take the person’s temperature. If it is below 95°, the situation is an emergency—get medical attention immediately.

If medical care is not available, begin warming the person, as follows:

  • Get the victim into a warm room or shelter.
  • If the victim has on any wet clothing, remove it.
  • Warm the center of the body first—chest, neck, head, and groin—using an electric blanket, if available. Or use skin-to-skin contact under loose, dry layers of blankets, clothing, towels, or sheets.
  • Warm beverages can help increase the body temperature, but do not give alcoholic beverages. Do not try to give beverages to an unconscious person.
  • After body temperature has increased, keep the person dry and wrapped in a warm blanket, including the head and neck.
  • Get medical attention as soon as possible.

A person with severe hypothermia may be unconscious and may not seem to have a pulse or to be breathing. In this case, handle the victim gently, and get emergency assistance immediately. Even if the victim appears dead, CPR should be provided. CPR should continue while the victim is being warmed, until the victim responds or medical aid becomes available. In some cases, hypothermia victims who appear to be dead can be successfully resuscitated.

 

More information below about us!

 

We have Ground Level 1 bedroom apartments, duplex's, town houses,townhomes, townhouses, homes, houses, and 
mobile homes for Rent to Own and Lots for rent in Jefferson County Mo. Our apartments, mobile homes are located in the Seckman Schools (Fox School District).  Currently, we have a 1 bedroom apartment for rent in Jefferson County, MO as well as rent to own with lease option  Mobile Homes.   Credit Problems, we work with little, no, bad credit.  

 

A Tip for hanging items- Apartments for rent in Jefferson County MO

 

 

Carlsbad Management, LLC of Imperial MO.  

South Pointe Apartments

 A TIP FOR HANGING ITEMS

IN YOUR HOUSE, APARTMENTS, MOBILE HOMES, TOWNHOUSES, ETC

 

 

tips for hanging itemsTips for hanging items that will fit on your copier!

Neat idea! They are drilling in the middle which is find but remember you have to slide it to the right or left so adjust for that!   This works too if you are using command hooks or hangers just mark it the spot where the hook end will be!

 

TIPS FOR HANGING PICTURES

Follow these tips for how to hang pictures, where to hang them and how to group them together.

DO IT YOURSELF TIPS

If the space includes a large wall and a lot of floor space, make some decisions by arranging the artwork on the floor first. Measure how far they need to be from one another. Then take one at a time and put them up on the wall.

Another option is to make a template of each piece to be hung. Just trace around the outside of the frame on kraft paper, cut out the shape, and label it. Also draw an arrow on it to indicate whether the art is vertical or horizontal.

Secure the templates to the wall with a product known as reusable adhesive, which looks a bit like putty or chewing gum. It won't tear pieces from the wall or the paper patterns.

Consider grouping four small same-size pictures together in a four-square, to give the illusion of a larger picture.

There doesn't always have to be four in a group. Consider using a larger picture in the center. Then place two smaller pictures on either side of the large picture, spaced vertically to about equal the length of the larger frame. Or, in place of the larger picture, use a large mirror.

Not all frames will always be matching sizes, so approximate and just try to balance the impact of the frames -- not match them perfectly.

Always hang pictures at eye level.

If hanging a picture over a sofa, don't leave a lot of wall space between sofa and picture. Try for three to six inches. If you go any higher, the viewer's eye will just go to the wall, not the picture.

Don't put one little picture on a large wall. It looks ridiculous. If there's not enough artwork to fill up more space on a large wall, consider putting mirrors or a shadowbox in the grouping.

Conversely, don't overload a small wall with a large picture.

Consider resting pictures on shelving hammered directly on to a wall. Or display them on a plate rack in place of plates.

Nor do pictures always need to be on a wall. Consider a bamboo easel for an Asian-inspired decor. There are also wrought-iron or wood easels available, so choose one that complements the look of the home.

There are lots of ways to enhance how pictures are displayed with picture nails and various knobs.

As for physically hanging the pictures on the wall, look for a picture-hanging kit at the hardware or home store. It will include everything you need. And keep in mind, the picture's weight will determine what size hook to use. For a very large picture, use two hooks.

Also consider the many decorative eye screws available for hanging pictures. Screw them to the top of the frame and then dangle the frame from a wire attached to a screw in the wall. Instead of wire, consider using decorative French ribbon to hang the frame from the wall.

For photos that will be displayed together, consider having all the photos framed compatibly. The frames can be in various patterns of the same color or material and should all have the same mat color. Mixing wood-framed pictures with metal-framed pictures works best in an eclectic home. For a more formal look, try to keep the same color for all the frames. Arrange the frame variety on the wall to form a gallery-style display.

 

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There are a lot of neat ideas on the internet to help assist us with our ideas. Enjoy this tip!

If you need a NEW PLACE to hang your items, we do have some apartments, townhomes, townhouses, rent to own mobile homes,(Lease Option Manufactured Homes) in Jefferson County MO.

More information below about us!

 

We have Ground Level 1 bedroom apartments, duplex's, town houses, houses, and 
mobile homes for Rent to Own and Lots for rent in Jefferson County Mo. Our apartments, mobile homes are located in the Seckman Schools (Fox School District).  Currently, we have a 1 bedroom apartment for rent in Jefferson County, MO as well as rent to own with lease option  Mobile Homes.   Credit Problems, we work with little, no, bad credit.  

 

Extreme temps In Jefferson County and St. Louis region

 

 

Carlsbad Management, LLC of Imperial MO.  

South Pointe Apartments

The Weather is always changing in Missouri from one Extreme to another.

Carlsbad Management LLC has some nice apartments for rent in Jefferson County.

Give us a call today.

636-942-3100

Extreme temps cause several water main breaks around St. Louis region

(KMOV) – Bitter cold conditions caused multiple water main breaks around the St. Louis area on Tuesday.

One break happened in south St. Louis near Hampton and Holly Hills, while another occurred at Brown and Natural Bridge.

In the Metro East, a News 4 viewer said a water main broke near Madison and 25th in Granite City.

A sprinkler head also burst overnight at Johnson Wabash Elementary School in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. The building sustained damage and district officials were deciding whether to transfer students to another school on Wednesday while repairs were being made.

Earlier Tuesday, authorities were forced to close both directions of a section of Highway 367 in north St. Louis County after a water main break caused the water to freeze as it hit the road. 

News 4 received tips of other breaks around the region, though they were not officially confirmed.

According to Missouri American Water, water main breaks occur frequently when frigid water runs through warmer pipes underground.Water mains, pipes continue to burst around St. Louis area

(KMOV) – Bitter cold conditions earlier in the week continued to cause main breaks and pipe bursts throughout the St. Louis area on Wednesday.

In Swansea, Ill., all lanes of Highway 159 were closed due to a water main break that happened late Tuesday night. A spokesman for American Water originally said they hoped to have the highway repaired and back open by 12 p.m. Wednesday.

A southbound lane of Hanley was closed in Brentwood after a main broke there.

Water was running down a north St. Louis street because of a main break near the intersection of Goodfellow and Veronica.

Related: Extreme temps cause several water main breaks around St. Louis region

A pipe also burst at the Sheraton Inn in Fairview Heights around 5:45 a.m.. Hotel staff say guests staying above where the pipes burst were asked to wait in the lobby while they turned the power back and located the break.

The News 4 newsroom was also impacted after a pipe break doused multiple offices in water.

According to Missouri American Water, water main breaks occur frequently when frigid water runs through warmer pipes underground.

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Pipe bursts inside lobby of St. Louis County Justice Center

 

 

 

 

We have Ground Level 1 bedroom apartments, duplex's, town houses, houses, and 
mobile homes for Rent to Own and Lots for rent in Jefferson County Mo. Our apartments, mobile homes are located in the Seckman Schools (Fox School District).  Currently, we have a 1 bedroom apartment for rent in Jefferson County, MO as well as rent to own with lease option  Mobile Homes.   Credit Problems, we work with little, no, bad credit.  

 

Tips for Renting an Apartment in Jefferson County, MO

 

 

Carlsbad Management, LLC of Imperial MO.  

South Pointe Apartments
We have Ground Level 1 bedroom apartments, duplex's, town houses, houses, and 
mobile homes for Rent to Own and Lots for rent in Jefferson County Mo. Our apartments, mobile homes are located in the Seckman Schools (Fox School District).  Currently, we have a 1 bedroom apartment for rent in Jefferson County, MO as well as rent to own with lease option  Mobile Homes.   Credit Problems, we work with little, no, bad credit.  


 

4 Important tips for Renting a Place!

As a first-time renter, you’re about to embark on a very exciting time in your life. Perhaps you just graduated from college or are planning to move out of your parents home – either way, this transition might be completely new to you. Right about now, you may be surprised with all of the logistics involved with renting your first place, so follow these tips for a smooth transition to your first apartment!

 

Think about your budget. You may or may not have had to juggle many expenses in the past. When you’re looking for a place to rent, it’s important to look at more than just the monthly rent – at the very least, you’ll also have monthly bills for electricity and water, and then add-ons like Internet and cable can increase your expenditures rather quickly. Consider contacting the local utility companies and ask them about the average monthly cost for the area – or better yet, ask the previous renters if possible. When it’s time to move in your new apartment, you’ll also have one-time setup fees for many utilities, so be sure to budget for those added expenses.

 

Get your priorities straight. Are there specific amenities that you have your heart set on? As a first-time renter, it’s very easy to set your expectations too high – after all, living with Mom & Dad was probably the most luxurious lifestyle that you’ve experienced, so it’s understandable that you’d desire something similar when searching for an apartment. Be sure that you’re open to compromise in some areas of less importance to you. Maybe you can live without a walk-in closet or stainless steel appliances – especially if there’s a trade off, like bigger rooms or lower monthly rent payments.

 

Think (kind of) long-term. Moving is a big process, and chances are, you don’t want to go through it too often! When you are looking for an apartment, consider factors like the possibility of gaining a roommate or getting a pet. You might need more space or may need to have the community’s permission to add a roommate or bring a new pet home! If any life changes such as these are in your near future, be sure that you find a community that fits your lifestyle and your growing needs.

 

Understand your lease. When you’re given a lease to sign, be sure to take your time reading through it and don’t hesitate to ask questions. This document is a legally binding contract, so you’ll want to be sure you understand what exactly you will be bound to while living in your new apartment. Be sure to note the length of the lease, and make sure you know what the penalty would be if you were to move out before it ends. You’ll also want to check for rules about painting or improvements, late payments, and maintenance responsibilities, just to name a few. Additionally, most properties require you to hold a renters insurance policy, so be sure to have that set up to begin on the first day of your lease. It’s great to know as much information as possible before you sign!

 

New Year's Resolutions: A New Home -Apartments for Rent

 

 

A little about us:

We are Carlsbad Management, LLC of Imperial MO.  

South Pointe Apartments

We have Ground Level 1 bedroom apartments, duplex's, town houses, houses, and 

mobile homes for Rent to Own and Lots for rent in Jefferson County Mo. Our apartments, mobile homes are located in the Seckman Schools (Fox School District).  Currently, we have a 1 bedroom apartment for rent in Jefferson County, MO as well as rent to own with lease option  Mobile Homes.   Credit Problems, we work with little, no, bad credit.  

 


 New Year's Funny Pics for New Year's Resolutions!

Here is a copy from the Reader's Digest Website for your enjoyment!

Resolution #1: Learn to manage your time better.

 Resolution #1: Learn to manage your time better.

Do your part to help the environment.

Idea #10: Do your part to help the environment.

 

Give up smoking.

Resolution #3: Give up smoking.

Christmas Card, Apartment for Rent in Jefferson County, MO

 

Carlsbad Managment, LLC

We want to wish everyone a 

"Merry Christmas"

 

And A

Healthy, Happy

2014!

Happy New Year's!  

May You all have a Blessed Christmas

and Blessed New Year!

 

View from our townhouses

A Winter view from one of our

Townhouse's Private Balcony!

 

 

We have  places that are

move-in ready.

You can move in time to enjoy the

New Year 2014 in your New Place.

We have Ground Level 1 bedroom apartments, duplex's, town houses, houses, and 

mobile homes for Rent to Own and Lots for rent in Jefferson County Mo. Our apartments, mobile homes are located in the Seckman Schools (Fox School District).  Currently, we have a 1 bedroom apartment for rent in Jefferson County, MO as well as rent to own with lease option  Mobile Homes.   Credit Problems, we work with little, no, bad credit.  
You may call us at 636-942-3100 or email us for more information!

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Holiday Cleaning Tips - Use in your Apartment in Jefferson County, MO

 

Carlsbad Managment, LLC

We want to wish everyone a 

"HAPPY THANKSGIVING"

We have several places that are

move-in ready.

You can move in time to enjoy the

Holiday Season in your New Place.

We have Ground Level 1 bedroom apartments, duplex's, town houses, houses, and 

mobile homes for Rent to Own and Lots for rent in Jefferson County Mo. Our apartments, mobile homes are located in the Seckman Schools (Fox School District).  Currently, we have a 1 bedroom apartment for rent in Jefferson County, MO as well as rent to own with lease option  Mobile Homes.   Credit Problems, we work with little, no, bad credit.  

House Cleaning Tips from 

Better Homes & Garden!

Be sure to visit the Better Homes and Garden Website for more cleaning tips and other fabulous tips for cooking, decorating, crafts, etc.

Visit them at: Better Homes & Garden

Spend less time cleaning house. From the kitchen to the bathroom, see how to complete household chores faster and better with our step-by-step cleaning routines and innovative tips.

Salad dressings, butter, oils, and other greasy foods are tough stains to remove. Learn the trick to getting rid of grease stains for good. Watch and see how to remove any food grease stains that wind up on the clothes in your laundry baske


How to Clean Cabinets

Clean kitchen cabinets with these helpful hands for doing the job faster, smarter and better. Skip wiping down cabinets regularly, instead, just spot clean them. Spray multi-purpose cleaner on a micro-fiber cloth. Quickly wipe away fingerprints and splatters on cabinets that are open most often.

 

How To Clean Appliances

Tackle tough-to-clean appliances in your kitchen with these smart tricks. We'll show you the secrets to cleaning a dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator.

Happy Thanksgiving from Carlsbad Management,LLC -- Apts, Mobile Homes

 


Carlsbad Managment, LLC

We want to take this time to wish everyone a 

"HAPPY THANKSGIVING"

We have several places that are move-in ready.

You can move in time to have your Thanksgiving Dinner/Day in your New Place.

We have Ground Level 1 bedroom apartments, duplex's, town houses, houses, and 

mobile homes for Rent to Own and Lots for rent in Jefferson County Mo. Our apartments, mobile homes are located in the Seckman Schools (Fox School District).  Currently, we have a 1 bedroom apartment for rent in Jefferson County, MO as well as rent to own with lease option  Mobile Homes.   Credit Problems, we work with little, no, bad credit.  

Here is a link that will tell you about the History of Thanksgiving Day:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_(United_States)   

 

 

 

 

Included is some highlights from the link.  It is very interesting article.  There is some information for our Illinois and other history loving friends regarding

 Lincoln and Thanksgiving.  Please read on!

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It has been an annual tradition since 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.[1] As a federal and publicholiday in the U.S., Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays of the year. Together with Christmas and New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday season.

 

The event that Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621.[2] This feast lasted three days, and was attended by about 53 Pilgrims and 90 American Indians.[3] The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating "thanksgivings"—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.[4]

Thanksgiving observed by the Pilgrims at Plymouth[edit]

 

William Lockhart Made The First Thanksgiving 1621, oil on canvas by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930). The painting shows common misconceptions about the event that persist to modern times: Pilgrims did not wear such outfits, and the Wampanoag are dressed in the style ofNative Americans from the Great Plains.[12]

 

Americans commonly trace the Thanksgiving holiday to a 1621 celebration at the Plymouth Plantation, where the Plymouth settlers held a harvest feast after a successful growing season. Autumn or early winter feasts continued sporadically in later years, first as an impromptu religious observance, and later as a civil tradition.

 

Squanto, a Patuxent Native American who resided with the Wampanoag tribe, taught the Pilgrims how to catch eel and grow corn and served as an interpreter for them (Squanto had learned English during travels in England). Additionally the Wampanoag leader Massasoithad donated food stores to the fledgling colony during the first winter when supplies brought from England were insufficient.

 

The Pilgrims celebrated at Plymouth for three days after their first harvest, in 1621. Seventeenth-century accounts do not identify this as a Thanksgiving observance, rather it followed the harvest. Two colonists gave personal accounts of the 1621 feast in Plymouth,Massachusetts. The Pilgrims, most of whom were Separatists (English Dissenters), are not to be confused with Puritans who established their own Massachusetts Bay Colony nearby (current day Boston) in 1628 and had very different religious beliefs.[13]

 

William Bradford, in Of Plymouth Plantation:

 

They began now to gather in the small harvest they had, and to fit up their houses and dwellings against winter, being all well recovered in health and strength and had all things in good plenty. For as some were thus employed in affairs abroad, others were exercised in fishing, about cod and bass and other fish, of which they took good store, of which every family had their portion. All the summer there was no want; and now began to come in store of fowl, as winter approached, of which this place did abound when they came first (but afterward decreased by degrees). And besides waterfowl there was great store of wild turkeys, of which they took many, besides venison, etc. Besides, they had about a peck a meal a week to a person, or now since harvest, Indian corn to the proportion. Which made many afterwards write so largely of their plenty here to their friends in England, which were not feigned but true reports.

 

Edward Winslow, in Mourt's Relation:

 

Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruits of our labor. They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a little help beside, served the company almost a week. At which time, amongst other recreations, we exercised our arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which we brought to the plantation and bestowed on our governor, and upon the captain and others. And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.

 

The Pilgrims held another Thanksgiving celebration in 1623, after a switch from communal farming to privatized farming,[14][15] a fast,[16] and a refreshing 14-day rain[16][17] resulted in a larger harvest. William DeLoss Love calculates that this thanksgiving was made on Wednesday, July 30, 1623, a day prior to the arrival of a supply ship with more colonists,[16]but prior to the fall harvest. In Love's opinion this 1623 thanksgiving was significant because the order to recognize the event was from civil authority[18] (Governor Bradford), and not from the church, making it likely the first civil recognition of Thanksgiving in New England.[16]

 

Referring to the 1623 harvest after the nearly catastrophic drought, Bradford wrote:

 

And afterwards the Lord sent them such seasonable showers, with interchange of fair warm weather as, through His blessing, caused a fruitful and liberal harvest, to their no small comfort and rejoicing. For which mercy, in time convenient, they also set apart a day of thanksgiving…

By this time harvest was come, and instead of famine now God gave them plenty … for which they blessed God. And the effect of their particular planting was well seen, for all had … pretty well … so as any general want or famine had not been amongst them since to this day.[19]

— William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation

 

Other colonies[edit]

 

The Massachusetts Bay Colony (consisting mainly of Puritan Christians) celebrated Thanksgiving for the first time in 1630, and frequently thereafter until about 1680, when it became an annual festival in that colony; and Connecticut as early as 1639 and annually after 1647, except in 1675. The Dutch in New Netherland appointed a day for giving thanks in 1644 and occasionally thereafter.

 

Later in the 18th century, individual colonies would periodically designate a day of thanksgiving in honor of a military victory, an adoption of a state constitution or an exceptionally bountiful crop. Such a Thanksgiving Day celebration was held in December 1777 by the colonies nationwide, commemorating the surrender of British General Burgoyne at Saratoga.

 

During the 18th century, individual colonies commonly observed days of thanksgiving at different times of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lincoln and the Civil War[edit]

 

Sketch by Alfred Waud of Thanksgiving in camp (of General Louis Blenker) during the U.S. Civil War in 1861.

 

Home To Thanksgiving, lithograph byCurrier and Ives. (1867)

 

In the middle of the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, prompted by a series of editorials written by Sarah Josepha Hale,[1]proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated on the final Thursday in November 1863. The document, written by Secretary of State William Seward, reads as follows:

 

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth."

Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863.[1]

 

Since 1863, Thanksgiving has been observed annually in the United States.


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