We do not homeschool our children, but some of my best ideas about family life come from progressive, enlightened homeschooling networks. Here is a link to a homeschooling newsletter that regularly distributes classic radio programs from the 1940s and 1950s. Check it out. This week’s downloadable radio shows are reenactments of two great moments in Thanksgiving history: the Pilgrim’s landing and Abraham Lincoln’s decision to declare the fourth Thursday of November a national day of thanks. To find these programs, scroll down and click on the phrase “Path of Praise.” Both shows are old-fashioned and corny, and not entirely interesting to very young children. But if you happen to listen while you are cooking or packing your suitcase in the coming days, you’ll find that they’ll put you in a festive mood.

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