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The Archivist: Counting blessings in an election month, win or lose

Mary Phillips: In digging through The Oklahoman’s archives, The Archivist found that people in years past also voted and then counted their blessings, in the same month.

BY MARY PHILLIPS Published: November 12, 2012

I had never thought about it before, but Election Day and Thanksgiving Day are both in the month of November.

As voters cast ballots in last week’s presidential election, it’s doubtful many were thinking about the upcoming holiday. It’s more likely they were pondering who would win. Even Facebook friends have faced off, espousing the merits of their chosen candidates. So, emotions have been high, not unlike a previous presidential election.

The 1948 presidential...
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