Hail, Mrs. Hale!

In 1830, Sarah Josepha Hale (b.1788) penned ‘Mary had a little lamb’, which has held up well, as nursery rhymes go. Ms. Hale had another role to play in US history; for 40 years she was the Editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, the 19th c. delineator of domestic taste and fashion in a time when magazines were uncommon.

Ms. Hale was also a prime mover for Thanksgiving Day, petitioning President Abraham Lincoln for its establishment.

Rhinos understand the place of Gratitude in daily life, so a little official recognition is a good idea, say We. (This year it is November 24, all day.)

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