No forks were available for pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving meal since they did not bring forks with them in 1620. That means the first Thanksgiving turkey and many meals to follow were eaten with a spoon!
The fork was introduced ten years later by Governor Winthrop of Massachusetts, but it was not brought into popular use until the 18th century. A really hungry person with a knife and a spoon could probably eat almost any meal presented.
Sure glad I had a fork when I ate my Thanksgiving meal!
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