What Ragamuffins!


Back in the 1950s it was common to go out on Thanksgiving day knocking on people’s doors saying “Anything for Thanksgiving!”A tradition going back around the start of the century. We just went out as we were dressed although it was common to dress up in costumes, most of the time we were given fruit and nuts maybe some candy.

Some people called it begging and guess some people viewed it like that but back in the 50’s things were tight for most of us who to say the least, so we never looked at it that way as kids we were happy to enjoy it, So the point I’m trying to state is, we were Thankful for the fruit we received on those Thanksgiving days in the 1950s.

I like to wish you all very Happy Thanksgiving!


2 comments on “What Ragamuffins!”
  1. retrodee says:

    Wow that’s interesting, I hadn’t heard of that! Have a Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for a great post. 🙂

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    1. Bob says:

      Same to You Dee!


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