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Whitestone Country Inn – East Tennessee Bed and Breakfast – Knoxville Tennessee

A Traditional Thanksgiving

The holidays are approaching and it’s will soon be time for traditions to begin.

Some family friends have a great tradition that they put into practice at Thanksgiving dinner. They have the usual foods like the turkey, the stuffing, the rolls but beside everyone’s plate is five small kernels of corn. The kernels are the only part of the meal that are not intended for eating. The corn is to remind everyone at dinner of the first Thanksgivings.

When the Pilgrims were attempting to settle in America they had to face the lessening food supplies. In fact during their first winter many days there were only five kernels of corn for each person. The following Thanksgivings when the food was plentiful the Pilgrims continued to place five kernels of corn beside their settings to remind them of the previous harsh winter.

It’s important for all of us to reflect so that we are thankful for where we are at in life. Whitestone is a wonderful setting during the Thanksgiving season. Many guests are able to escape reality and reflect on their lives. This gives many a chance to be thankful for what is good in their lives.

Tell Us One Word Of Thanks Contest

  • Submit one word of something you are thankful for through the end of November
  • December 1 a randomly selected person will be selected for 1 FREE night at Whitestone
  • Winner will be announced on Whitestone’s Facebook page and contacted via e-mail


  1. The one word for something that I am thankful for is LOVE .

  2. Thankful for Jesus…

  3. I am thankful for Everything!

  4. I am thankful for grandchildren.

    1. i am thankful for sirena

  5. Thankful for salvation.

  6. I am thankful for Love!

  7. After watching the Dr. Phil exclusive about Michelle, who was Ariel Castrel’s first victim of kidnapping and abuse, I’m thankful the 3 women who were abused for so long at his hands are now free and he’s deceased!

  8. I am thankful for religious freedom.

  9. I am thankful for warmth

  10. I am thankful first and foremost for my salvation. Then I am for my family and church.

  11. First and foremost, I am thankful for my salvation and all the blessings I’ve received and continue to receive. I am thankful for my family.

  12. Thankful for GRACE.

  13. My wonderful family!

  14. After fighting cancer 7 years and continuing to fight it, I am so thankful for Life

  15. I am thankful for my husband. Such a godly man, always puts me first and makes me feel special.

  16. My word is GRACE!

  17. Thankful for TRUTH! To be specific, Biblical Truth!

  18. I am thankful for family!

  19. Thankful for family.

  20. Thankful for Salvation.

  21. I am thankful for 12 years of marriage and 3 beautiful healthy children.

  22. Thankful for ….FAMILY

  23. My one word is Salvation.

  24. I am thankful for Mercy.

  25. thankful for Jesus

  26. Thankful for vision, to see the beauty of nature.

  27. Thankful for forgiveness!

  28. Thankful for faithful true friends

  29. I am thankful for my daughters!

  30. I am thankful for my family.

  31. I am thankful for my FAMILY, both the old and the new one that came together on November 3rd at Whitestone.

  32. I am thwnkful for “Grandchildren”!!!

  33. Thankful i can write this letter and you can understand it!
    Writing and reading are wonderful gifts.

  34. Thankful God has a way of His light shining through us everyday if we just take the opportunity to let it shine so others may see Christ through us. So many people in this world need to see more of Jesus and less of this world.

  35. Thankful for Grace!

  36. I am thankful for God’s love


  38. ThankfuL For…Family

  39. Thankful for Philip!

  40. So very thankful for……my mom!! (Breast cancer did not win this year!)

  41. After losing my job at 58,thankful for new chance on new job.

  42. Amazing Grace!!!

  43. I am so thankful for my family and many friends, and for my husband who is still WITH me in spirit!

  44. thankful for for Jesus!

  45. Thankful to live in East Tennessee!

  46. I’m thankful for that no matter the situation God is already there!!

  47. Life and all that it brings

  48. My One Word…JESUS

  49. I am thankful for a gracious, loving, supportive church family.

  50. Thankful for Jesus Christ!

  51. Thankful for my husband

  52. I am so thankful to live in this beautiful area!

  53. Redeeming grace!

  54. Thankful for my family!!

  55. I am thankful for “sunrises”

  56. I am thankful for my HUSBAND.

  57. I am thankful for FREEDOM!

  58. Knowing God is always with me!

  59. I am most thankful for “FAMILY”

  60. I tried only leaving one word, but it told me my comment was too short! 🙂 I am thankful for grace!

  61. Thankful for Jesus.

  62. Love, Grace & Mercy

  63. I am thankful for salvation!

    1. I am so very thankful to feel the blessings of Jesus..he gave it all..

  64. I am thankful for God’s Grace!

  65. I thankful for Gods love

  66. Thankful for love

  67. My wonderful wife of 32 years

  68. I am thankful for LIFE! : )

  69. I am thankful that God answered my prayer. My daughter had a traumatic brain injury 5 years ago.The doctors in the Trauma unit had prepared us for the worse. If she did survive she would never walk or talk again. Today I can say that God is real and he does answer prayers. My beautiful daughter can walk and talk she drives and now has a job.

  70. I am thankful for my family and friends.

  71. I am thankful for closeknit community & neighbors who live near my mom. It’s comforting to know that I can call her neighbor (my best friend in kindergarden) to help my mom in a pinch when her well breaks down!

  72. I am thankful for Jesus.

  73. I am thankful for love <3

  74. My one word is Savior!!!!

  75. I am thankful for the times my husband and I have spent at Whitestone. Truly a sanctuary 🙂

  76. Thankful for Life

  77. My one word is Eternity.

  78. One word says it all- Family

  79. I am thankful for a Godly husband.

  80. I am Thankful for my Husband

  81. My word is redemption.

  82. I am Thankful for Salvation

  83. My one word has to be family

  84. I am thankful for blessings too many to count.

  85. Health. This year I am thankful that my family and I are all healthy.

  86. So, so many things. But today, I’m especially thankful for grace.

  87. I’m thankful for FORGIVENESS!

  88. My word is “grace”

  89. I am thankful for “forgiveness”

  90. I’m Thankful for God’s Unfailing Love

  91. I’m thankful for God’s faithfulness to me!

  92. The one word is thank GOD

  93. Thankful for life!

  94. “Life”. The blessing of life and all that it entails is what I’m thankful for. Although so undeserving of His grace and blessings, He has blessed me with all that truly matters in life.

  95. I am thankful for “LIFE”!

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