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Morris artwork for Nov. 18. 

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When I was a child, Thanksgiving was a celebration at the end of the harvest. The fields were filled with shocks of corn, and the snow fences were installed across the prairie landscape. The shelves in the cellar were filled with "canned goods" and bushel baskets were brimming with Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, apples, and anything else that could be stored.One of the Biblical descriptions of a thanksgiving celebration is made by the prophet Jeremiah. He described the return of the Hebrew people from Babylonian captivity in these terms: "And they shall come and shout for joy on the height of Zion, And they shall be radiant over the bounty of the Lord -- over the grain, and the new wine, and the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd; and their life shall be like a watered garden, and they shall never languish again" (31:12 ).

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