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 Modified: November 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm •  Published: November 12, 2012

And no matter how partisans have fumed and stormed and predicted unspeakable disaster they will be found side by side in some loftily spired edifice thanking their creator for the blessings all of them have enjoyed. No matter how the November election goes, all people of all political faiths will unite in holding that our country is the most blessed country beneath the Sun. And myriads of those who have been maddest through the campaign will be wondering on Thanksgiving day just what were they mad about anyway.”

After the hotly contested presidential election, with state candidates and issues also on the ballot, we hope that the citizens of our great country can put our differences behind us and as we sit at the Thanksgiving table remember our blessings.

Congratulations to the winners, consolations to the losers and a Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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