This is the time of the year that must not pass without discussing what we are thankful and grateful for! As your dentist in Federal Way, Dr. Lee and her entire team are thankful each and every day for all of our wonderful patients! We are honored that you allow us to be the ones who assist in your dental care in Federal Way. We are blessed that we get to witness our young patients grow into amazing young adults, that we get to see those young adults get married and begin families. We are honored that you trust us and feel comfortable enough to share these things with us!
We are thankful that are patients speak so kindly of us so we can see our “family” grow! Thank you for all of your kind referrals to our dentist office in Federal Way. We are honored by them!
As you proceed through this holiday season, what are you grateful for? We hope that you can take the time to truly enjoy the real meaning of the holidays and are able to make them something special for yourself and those you love!
On a lighter note, we thought we would have fun with some Thanksgiving facts for you to dazzle your families with this weekend!
- The first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth Colony, in present day Massachusetts, in 1621.
- Congress finally made Thanksgiving Day an official holiday in 1941.
- The American Automobile Association(AAA) estimated that 42.2 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2010.
- Minnesota is the top turkey-producing state in America. In 2011, their planned production totaled 46.5 million.
- Minnesota, North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, Virginia, and Indiana account for nearly two-thirds of the 248 million turkeys that will be raised in the U.S. this year.
- Cranberry production is expected to reach 750 million pounds in 2011 with Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington being the top producers.
- Illinois, California, Pennsylvania, and New York are the major pumpkin growing states, together they produced 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkin in 2010.
- Sweet potato is most plentifully produced in North Carolina, which grew 972 million pounds in 2010.
- Three towns in the U.S. take their name from the traditional Thanksgiving bird…..Turkey, Texas(pop. 465), Turkey Creek, Louisiana(pop. 363), and Turkey, North Carolina(pop. 270).
- The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade took place in New York City in 1924. Three million people attend the annual parade and another 44 million watch on television.
- The first time the Detroit Lions played football on Thanksgiving Day was in 1934. Since that time, the Lions have played a game every Thanksgiving(except between 1939 and 1944). In 1956, fans watched the game on television for the first time.