The following was typed on a seasonally colored card and each was accompanied by five kernels of candy corn.
The Legend of the Five Kernels
It was very cold for the pilgrims that winter. Food was in short supply. Some days they only had five kernels of corn for the day. But Spring came. They planted food. It grew. All the pilgrims didn’t die. From then on, when Thanksgiving came around, the pilgrims put five kernels of corn on each plate to remind them of their blessings.
Let us remember:
The first kernel reminds us of the autumn beauty.
The second kernel reminds us of our love for each other.
The third kernel reminds us of God’s love for us.
The fourth kernel reminds us of our friends …
especially our Indian brothers.
The fifth kernel reminds us we are free people.
About the author
A Frederick grandchild, Christine Crytzer is principal of Crytzer Communication, a marketing communication company specializing in writing and editing. Her clients include small businesses, large corporations, publishers and marketing/advertising agencies.