|DOC Thanksgiving Feast, November 1946
November 1946 marked the first Thanksgiving after the end of World War II. It was a time that Dartmouth was returning to some sense of normalcy after becoming a defacto military training ground. No wonder that the students chose something other than war to talk about when the Dartmouth asked them what they were thankful for. Here are some of their responses from the Tuesday before Thanksgiving:
"I'm glad I won't need to see The Dartmouth until next Monday."
"I am thankful that the New York Rangers beat the Canadians 3-2."
"I'm very thankful that I work for the Jack-o"
"I'm thankful that I go to a liberal arts college where I can learn how to be a liberal artist."
"I'm thankful for Hollywood failures."
"I'm thankful that after eating in Thayer Hall for two months I can go home for a decent meal."
"I'm thankful that I have two classes this afternoon so I can spend an extra day in Hanover."
To read more, take a look at The D on our reference shelves here in Rauner--but not on Thanksgiving. We'll be thankful to not be at work! The photofiles, though, will still be online.