The Ghosts of Thanksgiving

"To remember the things that death and sin have stolen from us, this is the only way, I think, to be grateful for that which remains." My name was almost Powhatan John.Powhatan Bolling was my great-grandfather's name, and it almost became mine. His son, my grandfather, was named John Nokomis. Paw hated that name because everyone thought it was a girl's name. It is the name of Hiawatha's grandmother in Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha," and Longfellow says it means "Daughter of the Moon." M … [Read more...]