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By Ironstone   |   November 24, 2015

I’m Thankful for You

Categories: Blog, Company News



This week I’ve been reflecting on the past year and thinking about the many things I have to be thankful for:  my life, friends, family, and without a doubt, the opportunity to work with so many great advisors and their teams for the past seven years.

Each and every day you inspire and motivate me with your challenges, dreams, strength, and endurance. You make our work exciting, fun, rewarding, and you inspire us to grow.

I thank each of you who have placed your trust in us and have made it possible for Ironstone to be where we are today. Without your support and commitment to making our industry and your firm the best it can be, we would not have the opportunity to do what we love. Thank you for your ongoing dedication to serving the needs of your clients.

This Thanksgiving I am very thankful for you, for your businesses, your teams, and your purpose and passion.

Our team put together some fun facts about Thanksgiving (from RandomFacts) we thought you might enjoy sharing at your holiday gathering.

  • The famous pilgrim celebration at Plymouth Colony Massachusetts in 1621 is traditionally regarded as the first American Thanksgiving. However, there are actually 12 claims to where the “first” Thanksgiving took place: two in Texas, two in Florida, one in Maine, two in Virginia, and five in Massachusetts.
  • Americans eat roughly 535 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving.
  • One of the most popular first Thanksgiving stories recalls the three-day celebration in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621. Over 200 years later, President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving, and in 1941 Congress established the fourth Thursday in November as a national holiday.
  • Thanksgiving is often considered the site of the first cultural war because it contains both a narrative of the birth of freedom and democracy as well as an account of racism, mistreatment of Native Americans, and conflict.
  • The Friday after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday largely because stores hope the busy shopping day will take them out of the red and into the positive profits. Black Friday has been a tradition since the 1930s.
  • Thanksgiving football games began with Yale versus Princeton in 1876.


We wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

The Ironstone Team

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