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TRR: Episode 61, “Mistress Esteem Elliot’s Molasses Cake”



In 1705, the residents of Colchester, CT faced a crisis. No molasses was available for the Thanksgiving holiday! Imagine, no pumpkin pies for the forthcoming feast! What was a colonial housewife to do? Based on a real historical event, we offer you a Thanksgiving story about the Great Colchester Molasses Shortage.

“Mistress Esteem Elliot’s Molasses Cake” (1910) by Kate Upson Clark

The Reader

TRT: 24:17

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com, Archive.org, and Hymnpod.com.


TRR: Thanksgiving 2015 Extra



Enjoy this small side dish with your Thanksgiving meal, brought to you with all the best wishes of this special day, Thanksgiving!

“Harvest Hymn” by John Greenleaf Whittier

The Reader

TRR: Thanksgiving Extra
TRT: 1:39

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.


TRR: Episode 12, “Upon Thanksgiving Day”



Thanksgiving greetings to you! Feast upon this auditory celebration of the “family festival!”

An excerpt from “The First Thanksgiving” by Elizabeth Hough Sechrist
“The Pumpkin” by John Greenleaf Whittier
“Thanksgiving Day in the Morning” by Aileen Fisher
“Thanksgiving” by Rowland E. Robinson
“November’s Gift” by Alice Crowell Hoffman
“Thanksgiving Day” by Lydia Maria Child
Recipes from The Daily News Cookbook (1896)
“A Thanksgiving Fable” by Oliver Herford
“Thanksgiving at Grandpa’s” from “Noon-Day Fancies for Our Little Pets” (1888)

A happy Thanksgiving to you!

The Reader

TRR: Episode 12, “Upon Thanksgiving Day”
TRT: 30:10

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.
“We Gather Together” courtesy of Hymnpod.com.