Imagine a mystery guest coming to your Thanksgiving dinner, one you have never met.
After World War II, that is what happened in thousands of American
households. But it was an imaginary, or “silent,” guest: one of the
The “silent guest” campaign of 1947-48 asked Americans to open up
their hearts and share their Thanksgiving bounty. Gov. Robert Bradford
of Massachusetts, a descendant of the Pilgrims who started Thanksgiving,
proclaimed the new tradition of feeding a “silent guest” at the holiday
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