All Hale the mother of Thanksgiving

Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and all the trimmings: It’s tough to beat the delectable fare served on Thanksgiving.
This year, though, as you’re heading back for another piece of Grandma’s pumpkin pie, don’t forget to give a tip of the fork and a nod of the plate to Sarah J. Hale.
Born in New Hampshire in 1788, Hale was a single mother of five whose husband died when she was just 34. In need of a way to support her family, Hale turned to writing and embarked on a car...

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