Newsletter #294

Newsletter #294 - November 25, 2015

Mary Had a Little Lamb


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It's the week here in the US where we take a breath and remember to give thanks for all that we've been given. With so many websites and people talking about this, we thought we'd give one added wrinkle to the whole Thanksgiving celebration that you might not know.

So why "Mary had a little lamb"?

Well it turns out that the author of that nursery rhyme, Sarah Josepha Hale, is the reason we have Thanksgiving in the United States. She spent 20 years petitioning the government, eventually winning over Abraham Lincoln who made it a national holiday in an attempt to unify the country after the Civil War.

So as you're enjoying a little time off with friends and family, please know that we sincerely thank you for all of your support, comments, and occasional criticisms. ActiveCaptain is a team sport and you're a major part of the success and usefulness that we all enjoy.

Be safe through this holiday season. We look forward to the adventures we'll all share together moving forward.

Mary had a little lamb,
His fleece was white as snow,
And everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.

He followed her to school one day,
Which was against the rule,
It made the children laugh and play
To see a lamb at school.

And so the teacher turned it out,
But still it lingered near,
And waited patiently about,
Till Mary did appear.

"Why does the lamb love Mary so?"
The eager children cry.
"Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know."
The teacher did reply.



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Dylan and Dee Dee are enjoying Thanksgiving week at their grandma's house. The kids do well whether at land or sea. The whole aCappella crew wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving with warm temps and calm seas. You can send wishes to Dylan and Dee Dee on their blog:
http://www.takingpaws.com

Karen and Jeffrey Siegel
aCappella
Castine, Maine

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