Many of you got the drawing right: yes, this is a depiction by my daughter of the Pilgrims arriving in America on the Mayflower. Above is her rendition of the thanksgiving dinner.
This was what was written above the drawing of the ship:
Note the spelling with a hyphen: G-d.
13 thoughts on “First Thanksgiving Dinner Ever”
This is sooooo precious! Thanks for posting it.
I did note the spelling!
Any reason why some people are grey and others blue?
Looks like the grey is pencil and the blue is pen. She must have added the blue later – maybe she started it in school and finished it at home.
I assume that she got the words – and the spelling – from the teacher?
On a related note, I find it, um, interesting that it’s still PC to call Plymouth a “settlement”…
Yes, the teacher gave this to all the students. I was wondering if putting a hyphen in the middle of God is just a Jewish thing…I suppose it is!
“settlement” – how politics corrupts language…
I was wondering if putting a hyphen in the middle of God is just a Jewish thing…I suppose it is!
I have never seen it outside the Jewish community.
I got here late..but that is a wonderful drawing with happy people… Thank you for leaving this comment…
Andrew Wyeth was a master at painting white. Just like photographing white is hard, painting white(s) is REALLY hard. See this masterpiece: http://poietes.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/andrew-wyeth-master-bedroom.jpg
I hadn’t seen this one before and you’re right about the difficulty….Michelle
Yes, and you have probably found, photographing white well can be a challenge, too.
Glad you enjoyed learning about Andrew Wyeth.
Great creativity here, just like her mother!
I like the smiles! Why is G-d written that way? At first I thought it was a political correct way for a public school to go around religious theme? I understand I am wrong.
Lots of people on the feast! I like the feathers on the natives. People are hard to draw – your daughter is very good at it.
Ellie, I should explain. My kids go to Jewish Day School. Some Orthodox Jews prefer not to write the name of God, so they take out the “o.” The fact that it was spelled G-d probably meant a teacher at the school wrote this (and it wasn’t standard text).
Rav Soloveitchik, who was a well-respected Orthodox rabbi in the 20th century (and the founder of my elementary and high school), said there is no problem in writing God. There is a commandment not to say the name of God in vain, but God isn’t really God’s name.
Does that explain this a little?
I learn something new every day – and your your site there is always something interesting and enriching to learn.
And yet there are so many who write G-dash-d…
God is more of a job title and less of a name. YHVH is God’s Name.