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Jim: The Irvin's Store correspondent gives thanks, 1911


Found in the Irvin's Store newsletter, December 6, 1911. Thanksgiving Day fell on November 30th that year. (Irvin's Store is 11.7 miles east-southeast of Sano; eight miles north-northeast of Ono; and very nearly farther removed from Esto than human hand can measure.)

Today is Thanksgiving. We did not have a turkey, but we like spare ribs and sausage best anyway, and we are thankful God has spared us another year, and that the Devil has worried us but little. We are thankful our skin is as clean as our top shirt, and that it is as easy to have a clean heart as a clean clothes. We are thankful we owe no man anything but good will, and that we have lots of that on hand all the time.

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