Thanksgiving 2019 – Murphy, NC

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and it’s time to cook your turkey for your family & friend feast! EXIT Realty Mountain View Properties would like to share some history presented by https://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving   about Thanksgiving!

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Thanksgiving at Plymouth

In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers—an assortment of religious separatists seeking a new home where they could freely practice their faith and other individuals lured by the promise of prosperity and land ownership in the New World. After a treacherous and uncomfortable crossing that lasted 66 days, they dropped anchor near the tip of Cape Cod, far north of their intended destination at the mouth of the Hudson River. One month later, the Mayflower crossed Massachusetts Bay, where the Pilgrims, as they are now commonly known, began the work of establishing a village at Plymouth.Throughout that first brutal winter, most of the colonists remained on board the ship, where they suffered from exposure, scurvy and outbreaks of contagious disease. Only half of the Mayflower’s original passengers and crew lived to see their first New England spring. In March, the remaining settlers moved ashore, where they received an astonishing visit from an Abenaki Indian who greeted them in English.

Several days later, he returned with another Native American, Squanto, a member of the Pawtuxet tribe who had been kidnapped by an English sea captain and sold into slavery before escaping to London and returning to his homeland on an exploratory expedition. Squanto taught the Pilgrims, weakened by malnutrition and illness, how to cultivate corn, extract sap from maple trees, catch fish in the rivers and avoid poisonous plants. He also helped the settlers forge an alliance with the Wampanoag, a local tribe, which would endure for more than 50 years and tragically remains one of the sole examples of harmony between European colonists and Native Americans.

Historians have suggested that many of the dishes were likely prepared using traditional Native American spices and cooking methods. Because the Pilgrims had no oven and the Mayflower’s sugar supply had dwindled by the fall of 1621, the meal did not feature pies, cakes or other desserts, which have become a hallmark of contemporary celebrations.

Pilgrims held their second Thanksgiving celebration in 1623 to mark the end of a long drought that had threatened the year’s harvest and prompted Governor Bradford to call for a religious fast. Days of fasting and thanksgiving on an annual or occasional basis became common practice in other New England settlements as well.

During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress designated one or more days of thanksgiving a year, and in 1789 George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the national government of the United States; in it, he called upon Americans to express their gratitude for the happy conclusion to the country’s war of independence and the successful ratification of the U.S. Constitution. His successors John Adams and James Madison also designated days of thanks during their presidencies.

In 1817, New York became the first of several states to officially adopt an annual Thanksgiving holiday; each celebrated it on a different day, however, and the American South remained largely unfamiliar with the tradition.

In 1827, the noted magazine editor and prolific writer Sarah Josepha Hale—author, among countless other things, of the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”—launched a campaign to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday. For 36 years, she published numerous editorials and sent scores of letters to governors, senators, presidents and other politicians, earning her the nickname the “Mother of Thanksgiving.”

For the rest of the article please visit https://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving 

 

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115 Sawyers Cove – Murphy, NC

PRICE REDUCTION!! HOME FOR SALE, Murphy NC

Fiber Optic Internet, Hand Hewn Log Sided Cabin in Private Wooded Setting,Large Open Great Room Concept with 1 Bedroom / 1 Bath with an Open Loft, Metal Roof, Full Back Porch, Additional Adjoining Property Negotiable with Contract, Beautiful Maintained & Finished with Acid Wash Colored Flooring or Builder will give allowance & install New Flooring, Custom Wood Cabinetry with Granite Counter Tops, Tongue & Groove Wood Ceilings, Dry Wall Interior, Builder owned Home. Underground Utilities, Fiber Optic Internet, Convenient to downtown Murphy / Downtown Blue Ridge Georgia & Tennessee Line. Great Opportunity for Full Time or Vacation Home. Seller is asking $124,900 Make Offer.

This home is located near the Nantahala White Water Rafting, The Ocoee White Water Rafting, Lake Hiawassee for Boating /Fishing / Skiing & Swimming. Also, convenient to John C Campbell Folks School for Arts & Crafts, Downtown Murphy NC, GA State Line, &  TN State Line.

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History of Black Friday – Murphy, NC

Black Friday – Murphy, NC

EXIT Realty Mountain View Properties would like to help inform you on The History of Black Friday and it is presented by https://www.history.com/news/whats-the-real-history-of-black-friday

Did you know?

The term “Black Friday” wasn’t used first for a holiday of shopping, but for financial crisis; specifically, the crash of the U.S gold market on September 24th in 1869. Two wall street financiers bought up as much as they could of the nation’s gold, as they hoped to drive prices through the roof and sell it for a big profit, these two financiers names were Jay Gould and Jim Fisk. On that Friday in September, their conspiracy unraveled, which sent the stock market into free-fall and bankrupting everyone in Wall Street.

The most commonly repeated story behind the post-Thanksgiving shopping-related Black Friday tradition links it to retailers. As the story goes, after an entire year of operating at a loss (“in the red”) stores would supposedly earn a profit (“went into the black”) on the day after Thanksgiving, because holiday shoppers blew so much money on discounted merchandise. Though it’s true that retail companies used to record losses in red and profits in black when doing their accounting, this version of Black Friday’s origin is the officially sanctioned—but inaccurate—story behind the tradition.

In recent years, another myth has surfaced that gives a particularly ugly twist to the tradition, claiming that back in the 1800’s Southern plantation owners could buy slaves at a discount on the day after Thanksgiving. Though this version of Black Friday’s roots has understandably led some to call for a boycott of the retail holiday, it has no basis in fact.

The true story behind Black Friday, however, is not as sunny as retailers might have you believe. Back in the 1950’s, police in the city of Philadelphia used the term to describe the chaos that ensued on the day after Thanksgiving, when hordes of suburban shoppers and tourists flooded into the city in advance of the big Army-Navy football game held on that Saturday every year. Not only would Philly cops not be able to take the day off, but they would have to work extra-long shifts dealing with the additional crowds and traffic. Shoplifters would also take advantage of the bedlam in stores to make off with merchandise, adding to the law enforcement headache.

By 1961, “Black Friday” had caught on in Philadelphia, to the extent that the city’s merchants and boosters tried unsuccessfully to change it to “Big Friday” in order to remove the negative connotations. The term didn’t spread to the rest of the country until much later, however, and as recently as 1985 it wasn’t in common use nationwide. Sometime in the late 1980’s, however, retailers found a way to reinvent Black Friday and turn it into something that reflected positively, rather than negatively, on them and their customers. The result was the “red to black” concept of the holiday mentioned earlier, and the notion that the day after Thanksgiving marked the occasion when America’s stores finally turned a profit. (In fact, stores traditionally see bigger sales on the Saturday before Christmas.)

The Black Friday story stuck, and pretty soon the term’s darker roots in Philadelphia were largely forgotten. Since then, the one-day sales bonanza has morphed into a four-day event, and spawned other “retail holidays” such as Small Business Saturday/Sunday and Cyber Monday. Stores started opening earlier and earlier on that Friday, and now the most dedicated shoppers can head out right after their Thanksgiving meal. According to a pre-holiday survey this year by the National Retail Federation, an estimated 135.8 million Americans definitely plan to shop over the Thanksgiving weekend (58.7 percent of those surveyed), though even more (183.8 million, or 79.6 percent) said they would or might take advantage of the online deals offered on Cyber Monday.

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Holiday Events – Murphy, NC

It’s about that time of year when the Christmas Celebration in Murphy, NC, starts! EXIT Realty Mountain View Properties would like to help keep you updated on some of the most popular and latest events going on in Murphy this December. Check out Murphy, NC Chamber of Commerce Calendar for more info: http://business.cherokeecountychamber.com/events/calendar/2019-12-01

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The Kickoff to “A Very Murphy Christmas” will be Saturday Dec 7, 2019. Starting at
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

The Schedule for “A Very Murphy Christmas”:

4:00 p.m. Downtown Shopping Specials, Games and Ornament Decoration,Live Nativity, Caroling
6:00 p.m. Christmas Parade with the “Frosty the Snowman Comes to Town” Theme
7:30 p.m. Tree Lighting

 

One Night Only Free Event “The Town of Bethlehem” will be Saturday, December 14th, 2019.

Starting at 4 PM – 8 PM EST. There will be a live nativity, music, food, and games!
Located at The Mountain Folk Center address of 9275 W U.S Hwy 64, Murphy, NC 28906

 

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Annual Coat Drive – Murphy, NC

EXIT Realty Mountain View Properties is collecting for Cherokee County Annual Coat Drive through the Christmas Holiday at our office located at 1900 W U.S Hwy 64 Murphy, NC 28906 and we’d like to share this short article regarding Cherokee County Annual Coat Drive presented by https://www.cherokeescout.com/local-news/scouting-around-christmas-main-expands-kids-activities

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Murphy – Jim Miller has always had a soft spot for kids. When he saw a child without a coat in freezing temperatures, he had to do something.
    “I’ve always felt, if you can do something, you should do something,” Miller said.
    That something became the Cherokee County Coat Drive. Each year, the drive typically collects 600-800 coats for both children and adults. The collection period for this year recently started and will continue through the end of the month. Each coat is generously cleaned by Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital in Peachtree, then distributed in conjunction with the Toys for Tots distribution Dec. 13-14. While families need to register for Toys for Tots, anyone may stop by to pick the coats they need.
    People may donate new or gently used coats at Miller’s State Farm office, any Cherokee County School and participating businesses throughout the county.
    Monetary donations are accepted and useful in providing coats in sizes still needed after the donation period. Checks made out to “Cherokee County Coat Fund” may be dropped off at Miller’s office, or can be directly deposited into an account at Entegra Bank.

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Toys for Tots – Murphy, NC

EXIT Realty Mountain View Properties is collecting for Toys for Tots through the Christmas Holiday at our office located at 1900 W U.S Hwy 64 Murphy, NC 28906 and we’d like to share this short story regarding the history of Toys for Tots presented by http://www.mcnj.org/ToysforTotsHistory.htm

Since its inception 60 years ago, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program has distributed more than 313 million toys to 151 million children. In addition, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has supplemented the collection of local campaigns over a 13-year life, providing more than 47.4 million toys valued at $243 million, plus promotion and support materials valued at $2.5 million.

Toys for Tots began in 1947 when Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR, and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. The idea came from Bill’s wife, Diane.  In the fall of 1947, Diane handcrafted a Raggedy Ann doll and asked Bill to deliver the doll to an organization, which would give it to a needy child at Christmas. When Bill determined that no agency existed, Diane told Bill that he should start one. He did.

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The 1947 campaign was so successful that the Marine Corps adopted Toys for Tots in 1948 and expanded it into a nationwide campaign. That year, Marine Corps Reserve units across the nation conducted Toys for Tots campaigns in each community in which a Marine Reserve Center was located.

Marines have conducted successful nationwide campaigns at Christmas each year since 1948. The initial objective that remains the hallmark of the program today is to “bring the joy of Christmas to America’s needy children”.

Bill Hendricks, a Marine Reservists on weekends, was, in civilian life, the director of public relations for Warner Brothers Studio. This enabled him to convince a vast array of celebrities to support Toys for Tots. In 1948, Walt Disney designed the Toys for Tots logo, which the organization still uses today. Disney also designed the first Toys for Tots poster used to promote the nationwide program.

Celebrities to help support the program over the years include Nat “King” Cole, Peggy Lee, Vic Damone, Bob Hope, John Wayne, Doris Day, Lorrie Morgan, Tim Allen, Kenny Rogers, Billy Ray Cyrus and many more.

The 2003 Toys for Tots campaign was the most successful campaign in the 56-year history of the program. Marines distributed 15 million toys to 6.5 million needy children. Local campaigns were conducted in 456 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, the most extensive coverage ever. For more information for Toys for Tots, visit www.toysfortots.org. http://www.mcnj.org/ToysforTotsHistory.htm 

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Kathy Vetten, REALTOR – EXIT Realty

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Kathy Vetten, Owner / CRS/  Broker / EXIT Realty Mountain View Properties located at 1900 W. US Hwy 64 Murphy North Carolina  28906. Listing and Selling Properties in Western North Carolina and North Georgia since 1999. EXIT Realty Mountain View Properties established in November 2004 and is an Active member of Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors, Northeast Georgia Board of Realtors, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. Our Active Charity is Habitat For Humanity. Kathy and Corky Vetten are Co-Owners and Our homes are showcased on Zillow, Truila, Relator.com, Navica MLS, CTI MLS, EXITMurphy.com, Cometomurphync.com and many more.

You can contact Kathy Vetten and Corky Vetten at the Office 828-837-2288 or by email kathyandcorky@gmail.com

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